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MacCarthy Island | Central River Region, Janjanbureh, Gambia
Traveller (40)
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible8%
20 May 2017
“Do not stay here”
10 Mar 2016
“The camp is now totally run down. Don't go there.”
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Free Parking
Breakfast included
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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Sadly, this once beautiful camp is now a shadow of its former self. Dirty, uncared for with staff (if you can find any) who have no idea of how to look after tourists. While the camp used to have excellent facilities,now it is run down...More

4  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I was looking for a place outside the village and ended up in this place that was now in ruins. Wat was left were a few tents with a stone sanitary part. There was no running water So I got water from the river that...More

6  Thank CornelisVenema
Reviewed 7 March 2013

As others have said words can't begin to describe the thrill of the adventure with Hidden Gambia which is run by Mark Thompson. Due to tough circumstances beyond Mark Thompson's control we were unable to stay at his Bird Safari Camp, which he has worked...More

4  Thank CLPRtravel
Response from Mark T, Owner at Bird Safari CampResponded 24 August 2013

BIRD SAFARI CAMP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED First of all, a big thank you to all our clients who have stayed at Bird Safari Camp over the years and especially if you have taken the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, we are...More

Reviewed 23 February 2013

We travelled to gambia at Christmas for a tour with Hidden Gambia, upon arrival to our first lodge, farakanku resort (nicest resort with the nicest owners) we were told that Bird Safari Camp was closed due to operational problems and that we would be staying...More

2  Thank Pppmacca43
Reviewed 20 February 2013

Words can't even begin to describe how magical and special Bird Safari Camp is! It is the heart of The Gambia and the closest you will ever get to experiencing real Africa. Mark is extremely knowledgeable about the country, he and his lovely staff will...More

2  Thank Kept123
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"If we had stayed at Bird Safari camp location would have been excellent."
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"Go for the eco lodges. In addition to the 2 above, try Nemasu or Sandele or Kartong"
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"The tents by the river are great."
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"Go for the tents rather than the huts"
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