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Tanji Bird Reserve Eco-Camp

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Olton, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This is an Eco-camp and means no running hot water or air conditioning. Electric availability depended on solar power. We were first visitors of the season and had the place to ourselves. A few teething problems like the shower not working, but this was repaired when we reported it. A new chef in Hussein. He was fabulous and cooked us...

1Thank Bob B
Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great friendly place with clean rooms, bed linen and towels were changed regularly. Service also very good. Assistant-manager and cook Hussein proved tot be a real asset. His chicken and fish dishes were magnificent.

1Thank numenius2016
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

What a stunning place this Eco Lodge could be! Lamin was very helpful & knowledgeable about the area and the views from the lodges are amazing. It is a shame that the owners have let things get a little run down - broken parasols & loungers etc. With the amazing staff at this lodge with a little TLC and some...

Thank JAJA425
Faversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We have just returned from 7 days at this place and although the place is beautiful and quiet (we were the only people staying there for half the week) the service is chaotic and slow. The staff are very kind and try to be helpful but they are constrained by the owner who is elsewhere and doesn't appear to be...

3Thank hadeda14
Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Just spent four lovely nights here. The bird life in the surrounding woods and particularly on the nearby lagoon were amazing. We ate fish from the nearby fishing village most nights and had the best omelettes for breakfast, the rooms were clean and the beds comfy. Perhaps the best thing about our whole stay was the staff who are extremely...

Thank sim0nt257
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Just had 2 nights here........off the main roads, quiet, no bothersome bumsters, a real suprise.......and maybe best of all, I got my coffee at 6am! I am an early riser, and so often find, I have to wait till 8am......and I need my coffee! Lamin, the exceedingly helpful manager, brought a thermos of hot water, + all the neccessary bits,...

Thank henross61
Kapelle, the Netherlands
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We were with a large group and camped in tents. We all liked the place very much. The atmosphere is tranquil and peaceful. You cab easily walk to the beach and see the real Gambian way of life. Really liked it.

Thank Foxfamily4
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Just back from a 7 night stay at this lovely, peaceful camp. Spacious enough, well-maintained rooms, friendly staff and tasty, simple food. The famous Tanji Bird Reserve is within easy walking distance but the grounds of the camp are alive with birds too. Drinking pools in the garden attracted a host of excellent species including such West African specialities as...

2Thank chriskehoe65
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Pros: * Beautiful location * Friendly staff * Delicious food (cooked by Njet) * Large, cool rooms (and that without air con) thanks to the sea breeze * Waking up to the sound of the surf and birds singing * Varied bird life all the time * Varied walks right from the resort. To the lagoon to watch the sea...

Thank JPCoetzee
Ecocamptanji, General Manager at Tanji Bird Reserve Eco-Camp, responded to this review

Constructive criticism, JP. Thanks, for the feedback. Cons taken into consideration and will work on them accordingly. Hope to have you back in the near future in order for you to see the improvements. Thanks once again. Haddy

Reviewed 1 January 2016

The location is wonderful, but we got fed up with the poor facilities - the shower was a dribble, our toilet seat had a huge crack, the sun loungers are topped with huge slabs of industrial foam. Service was ingratiating but inept. Worst of all we made the mistake of admitting that we hadn't checked the exchange rate yet... so...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An Eco-Tourism Camp in the Tanji Bird Reserve, renowned for accommodating a variety of flora & fauna. It is well located on the coastline in one of the most attractive & unspoilt spots of the Tourism Development Area. 8 double sea view rooms (4 twin-bedded & 4 double-bedded) equipped with walk-in shower, fridge, & mosquito nets. Bar & 8 dining huts around a camp fire. Conference/function Hall. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tanji Bird Reserve Eco-Camp

Address: Brufut, Gambia
Region: Gambia > West Coast Division > Brufut
Price Range: £26 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tanji Bird Reserve Eco-Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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“The views from the accommodations are fabulous”
JAJA425, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All similar”
hadeda14, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The chalets at the far end (rooms 1 and 2) have the best views”
JPCoetzee, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“This place is the best for camping!”
MargaleB, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“All 8 are great, but the quietest would be furthest away from the entrance.”
  • Bar and sun-loungers
  • Tables on ridge overlooking Brufut Bay
  • Small very clean bathroom with walk-in shower and new fluffy towels
  • Door to ensuite bathroom.
  • Skylight & high bedroom ceiling keeps the room bright & cool
  • Gambian art above my double bed
  • My bedroom entrance
AllanH998, 25 Mar 2014 | Read review
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US$35* /night
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