The Gambia

Monthly Archives: JANUARY 2016

30 January 2016

A special thank you to Heather and Moses and all their staff for a truly first class and memorable holiday. From the moment we arrived we were made very welcome. The food is excellent. The birds around the gardens are amazing…you couldn’t ask for anything better. A special thank you for organising all the bird trips and anything else we wanted to do. We will certainly be returning in the near future.

Debbie and Chris

Preston, Lancashire, UK


20 January 2016
We have had a wonderful time at Farakunku Lodges. Heather and Moses
were great hosts and their staff were all very friendly. My wife is not a ‘birder’
but she really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere, reading and chatting with
Most of my birding trips were half days so we both enjoyed the gardens here
in the afternoons…both gardens are full of birds, where I ticked 54 species. I
tried Senegambia Hotel gardens twice as it has a reputation for good birds,
but it’s nowhere on a par with the gardens at Farakunku!
The food was excellent as was the service. Moses or one of his drivers would
run you anywhere you wanted and nothing was too much trouble.
Thanks again to you all.

Dave and Lynda
Benidorm, Spain
(formerly Stockton-on Tees)

20 January 2016
What an Idyllic place Farakunku is. The lodges, meals and service have been
excellent. Nothing too much trouble for us two "grannies” here without our
To be able to relax in such beautiful surroundings has been a real bonus on
top of the excellent bird watching provided by Ibrahim out and about as well
as here in the gardens.
The week has been a wonderful introduction to The Gambia and to witness
the way of life far better than staying in a big resort.
Will have no hesitation in recommending Farakunku Lodges to friends in the
Thank you Heather, Moses and all staff for making this a truly memorable
Wonderful hospitality, lovely sta, idyllic location and
accommodation…and of course, spectacular birds. For days o from
birding, a beautiful beach with a great little restaurant…paradise!
Thank you for a truly wonderful holiday.

Eunice                                   Anne
Huddersfield, W Yorkshire       Blackburn, Lancashire


08 January 2016
We are delighted we chose Farakunku Lodges as our first place to start our
Gambian holiday. Heather and Moses have created a perfect oasis here. We loved the gardens and the comfortable rooms with everything we needed torelax and recuperate.
We really enjoyed our birding trips with Lamin, and, although we didn’t beat
any records, we loved seeing all those beautiful birds.

Yes…loved the birding trips with Lamin and just sitting watching the birds
in the gardens. An oasis indeed! A great introduction for us to The
Gambia. Thank you so much Heather and Moses and all the staff.
Loved the banana bread too and thanks also for the help with the SIM

Bridie andBen
Waterford, Ireland