Tujereng
The Gambia
 

Monthly Archives: MARCH 2019


26 March 2019
 
 

My third stay and as ever, it has been a pleasure to be in The Gambia with such a comfortable and peaceful base. Lamin was in good form as a guide and found me many excellent photo opportunities and Babucarr drove us very well indeed.

I particularly enjoyed Modou’s Gambian dishes at lunchtime when I was around. My congratulations to Heather and Moses on creating Farakunku.


James

Warwick, UK

 
 
 

 
24 March 2019
 
 

As always, a delightful place for my mini-break. A big thank you to your able team. Lovely accommodation, good food and peaceful surroundings.


Kira

Brufut, Gambia

 
 
 

 
18 March 2019
 
 

Our second trip to Farakunku…the perfect place to enjoy The Gambia. Lovely and quiet with just the birds calling. Very friendly staff and warm welcome from Heather, Moses and their team. Everything very orderly, clean and tidy. We loved our trips. We enjoy feeling part of the local village rather than being separated.


Paul & Janet

Newbury, Berks, UK

 
 
 

 
12 March 2019
 
 

Our first trip to Gambia and, after this wonderful experience, it may not be our last. We are not avid birders but still enjoyed our day trips out with Babucarr, our careful driver. No complaints at all, everything and everyone were both friendly and welcoming. We will definitely be recommending Farakunku Lodges.


Elaine & David

Teignmouth, Devon UK

 
 
 

 
09 March 2019
 
 

Our first visit to Gambia on the recommendation of my son who stayed here 5 years ago. The rooms, food and staff were all well above our expectations and the catering for my gluten free diet superb. (I usually lose weight on birding trips but not this time!)

We were both struck with how friendly the staff and local people are and this added to our enjoyment.


Gordon and Steve

Nottingham, UK

 
 
 

 
09 March 2019
 
 

Like many others, this was our first trip to The Gambia. All we can do is echo what others have said. Superb in all aspects of food, accommodation and welcome. All dietary restrictions catered for and great birding with ‘Lie and Omar. Visited the market in Brikama with Omar and bought fabrics – getting Omar to negotiate the best price. We have stayed in numerous lodges around the world and none have been better than Farakunku.


Steve & Gaynor

Hessle, Hull, UK
 
 
 

 
04 March 2019
 
 

It is very difficult to find new adjectives to express our satisfaction, so please read all the previous comments!

However, having been in similar businesses ourselves in the UK (so without the logistics problems here) we know how hard Moses and Heather and all the staff work. They have truly created a ‘home’ to come back to after a hot, dusty and tiring day on the ‘hunt‘ for Gambia’s wonderful bird life! 249 birds – beat that!

PS We just did! On our last walk through Tujereng =250!

Do join Heather for an Art workshop day. We (amateurs) had a thoroughly relaxing but engrossing day in the studio and would highly recommend it!

Thank you Heather and Moses and all the helpful, smiling staff and our excellent bird and cultural guides – we have had a wonderful time and shall pass on the good reasons to come to the "Smiling face of Africa”!


Peter & Barbara

Brecon Wales

 
 
 

 
02 March 2019
 
 

My 5th or 6th trip to Gambia and Senegal…so I have stayed in a lot of different lodges and hotels. Farakunku is quite simply in a class of its own! Comfortable, relaxed, friendly, efficient, great food and a birding itinerary with a quality guide that meant my bird list was bigger than ever before, with much better sightings than are possible with a group.

Unlike the other lodges this is the one I will return to!


Jackie (with Pete see below)

Little Bytham, Linconshire
 
 
 

 
02 March 2019
 
 

My first time to Gambia and what a trip! Loved the Farakunku experience – an oasis in a quiet setting (call to prayers, goats, cockerels excepted!) and beautifully set out and maintained. First class food, friendly staff and excellent organisation for our guided birding. It really meant we could enjoy a holiday in a potentially challenging country and everything else worked like a well oiled machine (I know…I do a lot of engineering!) It proved that small is best.

We have enjoyed our "extra days” particularly our Batik experience with Dodo at the Art Village. Birding excellent, guides great! In a word…inspirational!


Pete

Lincs

 
 
 

 
02 March 2019
 
 
Glenn and I are so pleased that we visited your stand at the Birdfair and booked our
first holiday to The Gambia with you both. You have created a haven of tranquillity
and shown us the true side of Gambian life. The team that you have here are truly
"premier league” Their welcoming approach makes guests feel a part of the
Farakunku family.
The birding package was well organised and we enjoyed our adventure to Tendaba
with ‘Lie and Babucarr. We were grateful that ‘Lie offered to carry our telescope as
some of the days were quite hot and tiring!
At the end of the day we thoroughly enjoyed all our meals, relaxation and the
company of other guests at the lodge. Hopefully we’ll be back next year to see the
Egyptian Plover. Thank you everyone.
PS. Loved the studio/workshop
Jane & Glenn
N Hykeham, Lincoln, UK
Glenn and I are so pleased that we visited your stand at the Birdfair and booked our
first holiday to The Gambia with you both. You have created a haven of tranquillity
and shown us the true side of Gambian life. The team that you have here are truly
"premier league” Their welcoming approach makes guests feel a part of the
Farakunku family.
The birding package was well organised and we enjoyed our adventure to Tendaba
with ‘Lie and Babucarr. We were grateful that ‘Lie offered to carry our telescope as
some of the days were quite hot and tiring!
At the end of the day we thoroughly enjoyed all our meals, relaxation and the
company of other guests at the lodge. Hopefully we’ll be back next year to see the
Egyptian Plover. Thank you everyone.
PS. Loved the studio/workshop
Jane & Glenn
N Hykeham, Lincoln, UK
Glenn and I are so pleased that we visited your stand at the Birdfair and booked our
first ...

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