Me & my partner are a young couple, we went to Gambia for the first time for 3 weeks, partly for charity, partly for a holiday & partly for an experience of a life time & it was definitely that!
Not far from the food market & not too far from the supermarket, about an 8 min walk away from the Croc Pool where you can touch the famous Charlie, there are also lots of pretty birds there & the museum is worth a peek.
Room 6 is by far the best as it is self contained with its own kitchen, bathroom, toilet etc,
Don't think that the maid is bring rude, she is lovely, but she is not allowed to talk to you during her working hours, also her English isn't very good.
Little tip about room 6, the wardrobe next to the fridge/freezer has a key in it, it doesn't lock the wardrobe, but it locks the fridge... Which is useful for hiding your money if you feel the need!
kitchen is well equipped if you plan on cooking, if your room doesn't have something, you can take it from the shared kitchen.
If your hot water isn't on, you can ask the Commander and he will happily turn it on for you.
Over all, we really loved this guest house, we were sad to leave, but if we return next year, we will definitely make a booking to stay here.
It is perfect, it is in the REAL side of Gambia, in a perfect location for the beach, eateries etc & you are made to feel very welcome.
The beach is about 10 mins walk away along some sandy roads, it is gorgeous, although the sea is freezing, the sand is gorgeous.
Fruit ladies on the beach are angels, especially Aja, she is a very good friend (met her through our friend that has been doing charity work out there for the last 11 years)
Juice boys (the ones closest to the fruit ladies are the best) although they seem annoying, they are just trying to earn a living, all you have to say is "I will come to you when I am ready" they will remind you some days, but don't be pressured, just go when you are ready Daniel is sweet, he makes a delicious Pinapple & Grapefruit juice :-D
Weather is super hot in Feb/March,I didn't get bitten once at Kachikally, but the mozzies do come out after 7, but keep your door shut as much as possible after 6 - if you go out so make sure you "bop" the room and lather yourself up in mozzy repellent I brought a bulk load off eBay from a sweet lady if you want the link, message me as she does awesome deals :-D
Also, in Wilkinsons, they sell a Lemon body wash, you wouldn't believe how much that helps as well.
Also, one more tip, buy a small bottle of citronella oil, put it on cotton wool balls and leave them around the room & put a few drops on your wrist, ankles, feet & legs if yo go out in the evening, works like magic!
Beautiful gardens with a massive banana tree, grapefruit tree & mango tree in, which you are allowed to help yourself too if they are ripe!
If you have any questions, feel free to message me. We learnt a lot during our visit & will be happy to pass on any helpful info!
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