The Gambia

The Grounds

The site is 33 x 55sq metres and situated just south of the village of Tujereng  and east of the coast road in the countryside area known as Farakunku ( a Mandinka word meaning ‘land of the rice growers’) It is now an area of local vegetable farms and small dwelling compounds with vehicle tracks leading from the main road and footpaths leading to the local Gambian homes and the open bush area.
Mature Grounds at Farakunku Lodges 
Farakunku Lodges Gardens2 
Farakunku Lodges Gardens3 
There are cockle shell driveways , raised paths leading to each lodge, an abundance of flowering plants in garden areas, a large plunge pool with  paved (non-slip) open area for sunbathing, a shady open air restaurant terrace all set amongst a collection of  indigenous trees.
Dip Pool at Farakunku Lodges, The Gambia, West Africa 
There is an attractive covered well and a circular seat around the ‘meeting tree’. Discreetly placed solar -powered hot water cylinders are at ground level while water tanks and solar panels are on raised iron frames away from the lodges.
All lodges are named after their nearest tree/shrub. Each has private garden area with table and chairs,sunbeds and hammock.
Wishing well & seating area 
We have two full time gardener/ maintenance staff and a night watchman for your safety. The entire compound is walled and gated for your privacy and security and we, the owners, live in the adjoining compound. Other staff include a driver, two cooks, a housekeeper and a
laundry lady.