THINGS TO DO
ABOUT THE GAMBIA
"The Gambia is West Africa at its most accessible. Stable, peaceful, affordable and within comfortable flying distance of northern Europe and there is no time difference between the UK and Gambia.
This former British colony has been a popular winter holiday destination for over three decades, and its appealing tropical climate, lively beach resorts and friendly atmosphere are enough to keep sunseekers returning time and time again.."
Source: The Rough Guide to Gambia.
The Bird Lodge is perfectly located next door to the Gambian National Bird Reserve on the fringes of the small fishing village of Tanji. Both accessible and unspoiled, this friendly village offers visitors a warm and authentic Gambian welcome.
For those looking to relax there are miles of near-empty beaches to explore and local villages to visit. For guests interested in bird watching, the neighbouring cottage is the home of internationally renowned Gambian Bird guide, Mr Ya Ya Barry. For more details | click to contact YaYa Barry
The Lodge itself is spacious and self-contained, lying within its own sprawling grounds which include a mature mango and citrus fruit orchard and tropical garden.
Benefitting from all modern conveniences, accommodation comprises 3 double bedrooms, 2 shower rooms (1 is ensuite), an open-plan dining area and lounge, fully equipped kitchen with fridge freezer and cooker.
The Lodge has mains electricity with back-up generator available when needed. The Lodge can accommodate up to 6 guests.
More detailed information on the Bird Lodge at Tanji is available. Click here for details
GAMBIA BIRD LODGE, Tanji
The Bird Lodge is perfectly located adjacent to the 1,500 acre Gambian National Bird Reserve on the fringes of the small fishing village of Tanji. Both accessible and unspoiled, this friendly village offers visitors a warm and authentic Gambian welcome. See a map here.
Tanji is located on the Atlantic Coast of The Gambia, formerly a British Colony and known to be one of the more accessible countries in West Africa. Click here for more details.
For guests interested in bird watching, the neighbouring cottage is the home of internationally renowned Gambian Bird guide, Mr YaYa Barry. For more details | Click here.
GAMBIA BIRD LODGE
The garden is a haven for birds. We normally see 40-50 species, from the diminutive Pygmy Kingfisher to Hooded Vultures. However, the swimming pool does have to be shared with a pair of Paradise Flycatchers who like to dive in for a drink and a freshen up.
The village is a very safe and friendly place to be and the local fish market is a wonder in itself. We hope to continue to holiday at the lodge for as long as possible.
It is a paradise to us, a truly beautiful place.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY
I’ve stayed at Gambia Bird Lodge twice, and am looking forward to my next visit. I couldn't recommend it highly enough...
From waking to the sound of birdsong in the morning to watching the stars in the garden at dusk, a stay at the Gambia Lodge in Tanji will provide you with memories of an unforgettable trip to The Gambia.
I've been lucky enough to stay at the Gambia Bird Lodge in Tanji three times since 2011. I absolutely love it there.
The lodge is impeccably maintained and serviced; the team of locals who keep it clean and running are not only friendly and efficient but are a fantastic source of local knowledge and stories and an inexhaustible help.