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Gambia Holiday Hotels

  • Ngala Lodge
  • Coconut Residence
  • Kololi Beach Club
  • The Kairaba Hotel
  • Hotel SeneGambia
  • Hotel Kombo Beach
  • Palma Rima Hotel
  • Badala Park Hotel
  • Bungalow Beach Hotel
  • Bakotu Hotel
  • Fransisco's
  • African Village Hotel
  • Sunwing Hotel
  • Cape Point Hotel
  • Atlantic Hotel
  • Bakau Guest House
  • Romana Hotel
  • Atlantic Guest House
  • Fajara Guest House
  • Malawi Guest House
  • Green Line Motel
  • Bantaba Hotel
  • Kantora Hotel

Trip To North Senegal

Fathala Game Reserve is located just north of the Gambian/ Senegalese border right off the main highway heading north.

The Arch Tours brand of ecotourism offers an insightful, mindful and participatory holiday or travel experience in natural and culturaly vibrant environments around The Gambia.

Trip to Fathala Game Reserve in North Senegal

A drive to Banjul and across the ferry to Barra, the first town in the North of The Gambia. And then join our jeeps to the Gambia border town of ‘’Amdalai’’.

Have your passports stamped and then on to the Senegal border town of ‘’Karang’’, where the same process will be repeated, allowing you an entry visa into Senegal. A thirty minutes drive takes us to the Fathala Game Reserve that encloses 2000 hectares of Natural and Protected Forest.

Have the opportunity to visit the original stretch of the African Wilderness. Drive amongst herds of Antelopes crowned by the western Giant Eland – the rarest one. Drive up to Giraffes, Rhinos and Buffaloes. A sandwich pack in the game reserve coupled with ice cold drinks and water all day long.

Drive to the ‘’Kerr Saloum Hotel’’ where we stop for a light lunch and a swim in the pool. After an hour’s break in the hotel we then drive to Missirah Village, one of the most traditional villages in the Northern part of Senegal. It has a small population that live mainly on farming and fishing.

At Missirah, we visit a famous ‘’kaopack’’ cotton tree with the circumference of about forty meters. Seeing this thousand year old tree is the only way to believe the statistics. (Try to frame the whole tree in your view finder). It has provided many generations with shelter and protection from evil spirit and witches.

A drive back to The Gambian border and then to Barra where we board the ferry to Banjul, and a drive back to our respective hotels.

Gambia Holiday Guide

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