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Phone: + 44 (0)1234 270373

Amongst African tribes, know their warmth, culture, art, dance. Close to nature. An unpretentious, friendly house in the heart of Africa, where magic & music thrive naturally. Eco tourism. Good value

  • Price from 12 GBP / Day
  • 7 bedrooms
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Last updated: 04/29/2008

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Overview

We're not about the Africa of luxury safaris, nor hotel imprisomnment. We offer you the freedom of real, normal, day to day Africa. A very friendly, traditional, welcoming, comfortable, house; like many others in the neighbourhood. Suitable for children.
With strong eco-tourism principles; we can supply excellent vegetarian food (usually very difficult to find in West Africa)! We can also provide the best tutors to help you master musical instruments and African drums / dance.
We are very close to a safe, clean, almost empty beach. By living within the community, rather than in an hotel, you will gain real insights into the local culture. Expect invites to local weddings and naming ceremonies,etc..

Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
12 GBP
Highest Daily Price:
32 GBP
Lowest Weekly Price:
105 GBP
Highest Weekly Price:
225 GBP
Cleaning fee:
N/A
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

We are within 10 minutes walk of anything you might reasonably want. Like the beach, bars, clubs, supermarket, doctors, dentist, hardware store, botanical gardens, bird watching, places of cultural and historical interest etc.

The climate is sub tropical and throughout the year, on average, each day is dry, sunny & around 28 Celsius.

We are on the edge of town, so it's very easy to walk out into the local countryside, or to the beach. It is safe to walk alone at night and being away from the tourist areas, we don't suffer the hassle that hotel dwellers have to put up with.

Address:
2 Tuman Street, Katchikally, GA1 AA, Bakau, Gambia
Accommodation located in:
coastal, near cultural interest, near diving spot, near fishing area, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near tennis courts, near the beach, near water sports, old town, suburb, town!

Amenities & services

We are a humble guest house, devoid of all the stuffy, pretension found at hotels. Warm & friendly; you need never feel alone or that you don't fit in. We offer you an experience of this country more as a 'visiting relative' than as a tourist.
The rooms all have a double bed & mosquito nets, even with single occupancy. Windows also have mosquito nets, doors & windows have curtains. Each room has it's own shower area & wardrobe & face on to the garden.

We also have 2 small apartments for families or groups. Each room has its own padlock.

We are a small, happy place with excellent relations with our neighbours. Full occupancy can cater for 15 people, including the apartments. We have 2 shared toilets for 4 double rooms & 1 in each of 2 apartments.

There are corner shops very close by, where many diverse things can easily be obtained. Bikes can be hired loclly. Local taxis are very cheap & abundant.

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 0
  • Single beds: 0
  • Double beds: 0
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 0

Bathroom

  • No Shower:
  • No Towels:
  • No Bath:
  • No Hair Drier:

Extras

  • No Internet Broadband:
  • No Cable/Satelite TV:
  • Yes Internet Dial Up:
  • No Ironing Board:
  • Yes Library:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:
  • Yes Telephone:
  • No DVD Player:
  • Yes Fax:
  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • No Work Desk:
  • No Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:

Extraservice

  • No House Chef:
  • No Butler Service:
  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:

Kitchen

  • No Crockery & Utensils:
  • No Dish Washer:
  • No Microwave:
  • No Oven:
  • No American Kitchen:
  • No Fridge & Freezer:

Living room

  • No Sofa Bed:
  • No Table & Chairs:
  • No Fireplace:

Outside

  • No Shared Bathroom:
  • No Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • No Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:
  • No Private Beach:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Sauna:

Rooms

  • No Central Heating:
  • No City View:
  • Yes Daily Cleaning:
  • Yes DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Air Conditioning:
  • Yes Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:
  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Full-Board
Welcome pack:
We usually arrange to pick you up on your arrival at the airport and return you there in a taxi. On booking we email files of maps & local phrases.
Breakfast:
No
Lunch:
No
Diner:
No
Extra meal info:
We can supply excellent vegetarian / vegan food. Normally it is very difficult to get any such food in West Africa. Carnivores can be catered for with fresh fish, straight from the sea or local organic, free range chicken etc..
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