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The Gambia: Africa's Smiling Coast

Why The Gambia?

The Gambia is one of West Africa's most idyllic holiday destinations - combining golden sands and turquoise seas with long hours of uninterrupted sunshine, temperatures in the late 20s/ early 30s, a cooling sea breeze and, from November to June, almost no rainfall. As The Gambia is in the same time zone as the UK and can be reached with only a 6 hour flight, you can be by the pool or in the sea on the same day as you fly and with no jet lag. 

Mandina Lodges: a taste of paradise

Hidden in a thousand acres in the protected Makasutu Forest, Mandina Lodges have been described as a slice of Gambian paradise: beautiful lodges, luxurious pool, amazing food and a tranquil river setting - all topped off with unrivalled hospitality.

Inspired by the natural beauty of the Gambian forest, savannah and mangroves, Mandina Lodges is a quietly luxurious eco-retreat with nine lodges built on the mangrove lined riverbank. Guests can explore the river in a traditional dug out canoe, visit the local villages including Kubuneh's 'Wide Open Walls' street art project or simply relax by one of the pools.

The four styles of lodge - Jungle, Stilted, Floating and Mangrove - are all unique and crafted using local materials. Every lodge fits in with the beautiful surroundings, each as awe-inspiring as the next.

A weeks' stay at Mandina Lodges with The Gambia Experience starts from £849pp (based on December & January departures). Price includes 7 nights half board in a Jungle Lodge, hotel transfers, return flights from Gatwick with in-flight meals and all airport taxes. Upgrades to floating lodges are available at a supplement.

The Gambia Experience 

The Gambia Experience is the UK’s largest provider of holidays and flights to The Gambia,  offering a handpicked selection of luxury and unique accommodation. The Gambia Experience is a trade name of Serenity holidays, an independent UK tour operator established 27 years ago. 

To find out more and plan your holiday to the smiling coast, click here or telephone 0845 330 4567.

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