The Gambia is a well-established tourist destination.
Coco River Boats – Privately owned by the Hotel, are 3 Luxury River Boats carved in the traditional style of African Pirogues. With a top deck as sun lounge, the lower level provides sophisticated seating and dining areas. Staffed by professional and caring personnel, river and creek trips may be tailored to meet any demand.
Whether it be a private and romantic cruise, accompanied by the freshest of seafood and meats, wines, beers, spirits or soft drinks or for a gathering of several friends, this is a spectacular way to see the Gambia River and its tributaries. Simply the most relaxing and exquisite of tailor made trips, with ‘your wish is our command’ to the fore.
One-day cruises are simply a must! Two- day cruises are also available with stops at Dog Island (so called because of the barking dog faced baboons that greeted sailors past) with a chance to view the dolphins along the way up river, and with a stop at James Island, a remnant of the past history of The Gambia. At the famous village of Albreda a short walk through the forest will take you to Juffureh, the home of Kunta Kinteh, made famous in the book ‘Roots’ by Alex Haley.
Tailor made trips to visit the Serrekunda market, or to Banjul is available either in our Hotel’s luxury 4 wheel drive air-conditioned vehicles or via open top Land Rovers through local Tour Specialists. In Banjul guests can visit the bustling Albert Market, especially its arts and craft sections – experience Gambian daily life from the inside as you take part in the hustle and bustle of Gambian shopping, trading and business.
A visit to nearby Brikama will enchant those guests searching for unique and exquisite wood carvings. Makasutu Nature Reserve, located within 1,000 pristine acres, a short journey from the Hotel, will enchant and amaze. Like Makasutu, The Abuko Nature Reserve provides fascinating walks through tropical rainforests with opportunities to spot local flora and fauna.
Many other day trips may be arranged. Maybe a picnic hamper on a deserted beach, for those truly wishing to relax and be pampered?