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MacCarthy Island | Central River Region, Janjanbureh, Gambia
Traveller (40)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (4)
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
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“the river”(33 reviews)
“hippos”(34 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Fitness centre
Pets Allowed
Wheelchair Access
Business Centre
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MacCarthy Island | Central River Region, Janjanbureh, Gambia
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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
Reviewed 29 January 2013

We have recently returned to England after a fabulous 2 week holiday in The Gambia thanks largely to the superb organisation offered By Mark Thompson of the company Hidden Gambia. We asked to stay near the coast for a few days and then up river...More

4  Thank Howie H
Reviewed 18 January 2013

My wife and I visited The Gambia over Christmas and New Year 2012/13. Our itinerary was arranged through Hidden Gambia Holidays which is owned and operated by Mark Thompson. We arrived in The Gambia on Christmas day and spent our first four days on the...More

3  Thank TJPoole
Reviewed 1 October 2012

Spent 8 days in The Gambia in May and am only now getting around to submitting this review... better late than never! Mark Thompson, the owner/operator of Hidden Gambia Holidays and Bird Safari Camp, arranged our trip from start to finish and on very short...More

3  Thank Brenda K K
Reviewed 6 March 2012

This is a great place to stay. I came here in late February for 3 nights, mainly for bird photography, after spending 6 nights at the coast. It's a long but interesting journey by minibus (2) and boats(2) and we arrived on the Lady Hippo...More

6  Thank PeteD012
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Gambia > Central River Division > Janjanbureh
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Traveller (40)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (3)
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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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