The Gambia

Monthly Archives: JANUARY 2018

29 January 2018

Our second visit and it felt as if we had never been away! A lovely relaxing time in the gardens and surrounding countryside, interspersed with 3 days guided birding. A perfect combination. Thanks to all the staff who do a brilliant job. The ponds near the beach make a worthwhile visit for a couple of hours exploring/birding. Hope to see you again!

Alan and Caroline

Loughborough, Leics, UK


25 January 2018

Another wonderful visit - my second. Thank you so much to all the team for making us so welcome and looking after us so well. Lovely food, great birding and beautiful gardens. Hope to be back one day.

Our first visit to Farakunku and hopefully not our last. Thankyou formaking our stay so special. You have a great team.

Another super visit. Great food, great company and a fabulous ambiance.


Alan and Jane

Colin and Jan



23 January 2018

Our third visit to Farakunku, and, as always, had a wonderful time. Everyone so friendly and helpful. Love the food and of course the accommodation and surroundings. Thank you to all the guys and girls…can’t wait to come again.

Barry and Liz

Southend, Essex


18 January 2018

The second visit to Farakunku has been every bit as good as the first. The staff, accommodation and food are all ‘five star’. Brilliant birding again with Ebrima, and Babucarr’s driving to many,many sites have all added up to make sure I will return. Heartfelt thanks and best wishes to all the Farakunku team!


Woodhouse Eaves, Leics, UK


18 January 2018

This was our second trip to The Gambia and Farakunku (unfortunately our trip last year was curtailed due to the political unrest last January) However, our 2 days here last year convinced us we had to return, and it certainly hasn’t disappointed.

Heather and Moses are wonderful hosts and Massaneh our bird guide was superb. My wife and I have travelled around the world and have stayed in some luxurious accommodation but we have never met staff and hosts who are friendlier or more welcoming than those here.

The accommodation might not be classed as 5* but you couldn’t ask for a more beautiful spot, with spacious, clean and well appointed rooms, fresh flowers in the rooms and on the dining tables each night…a lovely touch. We will come back as we feel everyone here are friends…and don’t even get me started on the birding!

Malcolm and Lesley

Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, UK


18 January 2018

I think this holiday will go down as my best one to date. Heather and Moses have got everything perfect. This place is a piece of heaven on earth. I can’t praise the team enough. I am totally impressed also with Massaneh our bird guide who has superior hearing and eye sight, and got us onto so many beautiful birds. Thank you to everyone who made our time here just perfect.

Geoff (and also on behalf of Paul)

Alicante, Spain


17 January 2018

What a wonderful way to start 2018. We’re so glad Hugh found Heather and Moses at the Birdfair last August.

Farakunku is an oasis of serenity, relaxation, charm and ecological endeavour, with perfect service and attention to detail. It’s all artistically and lovingly arranged…from the beautiful gardens to the tasteful, colour co-ordinated table decorations and little nosegays.

The meals are wonderfully varied and delicious creations. The staff ideal, and Lamin, our bird guide was superb. Thank you to everyone at Farakunku. We’ll see you again.

Hugh and Jean

Buxton, Derbyshire


02 January 2018

Farakunku is the place to be for a stylish, creative and beautifully light touch Christmas. The dining veranda looked very pretty and Heather and Moses joined the other guests (thank you Sarah and Mark) for a merry Christmas dinner. All the food was always utterly delicious, created and served by the three charming and salsa swinging cooks! Gardens very attractive and have had an excellent visual experience of the working Gambia - not to forget the bird watching of course. Thank you to everyone.