The Gambia

Monthly Archives: FEBRUARY 2017

28 February 2017

Thank you for a wonderful two weeks. If anything…even more relaxing than last year. We will be back again next year (hopefully!) It will be interesting to see how your new land ‘development’ is getting on…finished? Everything we wrote last year still holds good, other than my dancing being more sedate…hope I won’t be hobbling around for long!

Val and Bill

Meare nr Glastonbury UK


14 February 2017

Had a wonderful time here at Farakunku Lodges. We’ve enjoyed the whole experience immensely. The staff all played their part in making our stay comfortable and the food has been first class.

The lodges are beautiful, spacious and clean and the gardens tranquil and well managed. The birding has been excellent with friendly and knowledgeable guides who have been very patient with us.

We all loved the music entertainment evening and not forgetting the great company on all our evenings. We hope to return.

PS Thanks for altering Lynn’s dress for the party.

Lynn, Steve, Jo and Kath

Bicester Oxon UK


14 February 2017

To all the team…thank you for a wonderful stay at Farakunku Lodges. Everyone made us feel so welcome with friendly smiles and kind words. We would have no reservation about recommending the lodges to anyone.

Bob and Jane

Wolverhampton UK


09 February 2017

My visit to Farakunku has been a rather brief one, but it will be memorable for several reasons - the delicious food, the spacious, clean and well-furnished accommodation, the friendliness and the many beautiful birds in the area and in your own lovely tree and bird sanctuary.

Mass provided me with excellent guiding during a visit to Tujereng and I very much enjoyed my trip to the beach for lunch and for birding at the nearby lagoon. The main highlight however, has been getting great views and photos of a variety of birds in your sanctuary- Violet Turaco, Lizzard Buzzard, Blue-bellied Roller and Yellow-crowned Gonolek in particular. If I come back to the Gambia I will definitely re-visit Farakunku.

Czech Conroy



08 February 2017

Thanks for making our third visit as good as our previous. Great food, accommodation and birding as always. Friendly and helpful staff who can’t do enough for you.

Excellent walk to the beach for good birding and delicious fish and chips.

Everybody in Gambia seems so pleased to see us back visiting. Special thanks to Heather for helping to sort out all our changes in holiday dates. (Due to political crisis and flight re-scheduling)

Michael and Christine

Halifax, UK