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Lamin Lodge

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Zürich, Schweiz
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch at the seaside, Lamin is a very good chef and hoast. The fish was delicious and the fruit juices he makes are refreshing and healthy

Thank Brigitte460
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After an earl pick up by Mustapha with his own 4x4we drove to Lamin Lodge,where we had coffee after that we made a very nice boattrip for 2-3 hours for bird watching, we saw the White back night heron,osprey,ring plover,blue checked bee eater and many more. Back from the boattrip we had a nice breakfast . After several trips with... More 

Thank Hamieke
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

I enjoyed the trip. however what put me off was the aggression for tips from the boat boys and it continued when they didn't get enough. I travel on my own regularly and i am not intimidated by the Gambian men who are usually very nice. They owner needs to do something about these young men or trade will suffer... More 

Thank Blondie200053
Boston, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lamin Lodge is a typical Gambian tranquil river inlet on the side of the ‘River Gambia’. It is run as a co-operative amongst the local Gambians from Lamin Village who farm for oysters which they sell to the local markets and then process the oyster shells for fertiliser, cement and also paint. There is also a restaurant and a small... More 

Thank Raymond S
Karlstad, Sweden
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

..entered the restaurant and it was crowded. We saw people sitting down and eating enjoying them self, so we took a big tabble all 11 of us. Then we got the menu and saw some apes outside just behind us on the roof. we noticed a woman at the table next to ours that had one ape stealing some food... More 

Thank Peter F
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

You must know that you'll have to defend yourself from the monkeys, they do respect the stick that you are provided with upon arrival. Other than that food is really nice and staff is friendly! Amazing view and tour boats available nearby ;)

Thank Aiscriim90
Bordeaux, France
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went here as part of a trip. It is quite amazing. Very rustic, we only had a drink a.though the food looked fantastic.

Thank sausages1757
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We stopped off here a couple of times . Once with Arch tours ( 4 tours in one day) to indulge in drinks and doughnuts. A couple of days later we found ourselves there again for The Lazy Day River Cruise. A very rustic and unstable looking building but a good meeting place to board one of the pirogues .... More 

Thank Marilyn D
Sluis, The Netherlands
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71 reviews
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

Every decent birder knows that The Gambia is one of the best places in Africa to do birdwaching. On top of that they have some very good bird guides. Ons of those excellent places for birdwatching is Lamin Creek/Lamin Lodge. We did the birdwatching partly by pirogue peddled trough the mangrove lined bolongs, and partly on foot in a beaufiful... More 

Thank c0pl0
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Lamin Lodge is a very nice place for bird watching, spending a lazy afternoon enjoying the views. There food provided was ok for the price. But the view is much nicer.

Thank Zheng16

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamin, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  West Coast Division  >  Lamin

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?