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Jadama Gardens

Entire house hosted by Claire
7 guests3 bedrooms4 beds3.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
House rules
The host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
Beautiful, tranquil gardens, with spacious house, set away from the tourist resort. Large open plan living space with three en-suite bathrooms. Relax in the hammocks or cool off in the splash pool whilst enjoying a traditional African experience. Wander down to an unspoiled beach, just 20 minutes walk away. Your host Saikou will be in his own house on site to cater for your needs if you wish.

The space
Well presented modern facilities. A well equipped kitchen with European appliances. Dining areas for up to 8 people . Ample sofas and chairs to relax on. TV and Wi-Fi provided for guests. Three large bedrooms with an additional sofa bed in the living area
Large, well maintained outdoor space. Sun beds on the patio, with lots of spaces to relax or eat. Excellent BBQ facilities,.
Simple bathroom facilities. Fans provided.

Guest access
Guests can access the whole house and grounds.

Other things to note
Saikhu, your host, will ensure that he is available throughout the stay. He can arrange visits to the local attractions, including the crocodile pool, Makasutu Forest, the monkey park, the local bird reserve or more. If you wish for him to act as your tourist guide, he will accompany you wherever you wish to go. There is a charge of 15 euros per day for this service.
Suggested Trips in Gambia

The crocodile pool:

Visit the Crocodile Pool in Katchikally – touch the mystical crocodiles at the mangrove pool and meet the famous “Charlie the Crocodile.” It is probably the closest you will ever get to a crocodile in the wild! The crocodile pool is also home to a range of birdlife as well as monitor lizards and monkeys.
Whilst there, do pop in the local museum of Katchikally and find out about the history of Gambia, including folklore, music and dance
Stop for a drink in a beachside café and relax by the Atlantic coast
On return, drop into the local craft market in Bakau and bargain to your heart’s content!

This tour can be arranged by Saikhu, using local taxis and guides

Makasutu Forest
At Makasutu's Base Camp, an impressively tall, white viewing tower with 3 elevated viewing platforms displays a majestic view. From here you can take in fantastic vistas of the palm trees, mangrove creeks, the Mandina Bolong and savanna habitats. Cool off in the quiet swimming pool with its own island, sor take a trip up the river in a pirogue. If you keep quiet, you are also likely to spot the baboons who wander through the forest and pop to the pool for a drink.
Visitors can also do a little shopping at the Craft Centre, where you can pick up wooden masks, drums and other tourist souvenirs.

This tour can be arranged by Saikhu, using local taxis and guides


In the 18th century, a slave refused to give up his African name Kunta Kinteh, for a European name, Toby, At a huge cost. Fast-forward to two centuries later, an African America, Alex Haley, embarked on an almost impossible task of finding out where his ancestors lived. Alex was lucky, his ancestor was the proud Madinka warrior who refused to abandon his name “Kunta Kinte” centuries earlier. Alex Haley’s quest to find his roots produced the Pulitzer Award winning novel: “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.” and laid the path into an enlightening trip into a dark historical page of Euro-African relations.
To see and learn what Alex learnt, tour these historical Gambian sites using with a local company, travelling by boat to the historical formar slave colony on James Island and visit the town of Alex Haylet’s birth.
We recommend you use a local tour company such as West Africa Tours for this trip.


Senegambia Hotel
Pop along to Senegambia Hotel for 11am and watch the staff feed the vultures in the extensive gardens. It is quite a sight as the vultures swoop down with their massive wing span, and take a bath under the hose after they have eaten their fill. Walk through the gardens in the hotel, and it will not take long before you spot a family of monkeys out for a stroll, or you might even spot the resident monitor lizrd.
Finish off with a cool beer or refreshing cocktail from one of the hotel’s bars.
This trip can be arranged with local taxis to drop off and collect you. Guide not needed.





Visit one of the local beaches – the closest is a 15/20 minute walk from the house. Relax on a sunbed and watch the local fishermen bring in their catch.


Other local attractions include:

• Canoeing through the mangroves in the local village of Tange, or taking a camel ride next door
• Visit Tanje’s local museum, a short distance from the house
• Visit Tanje bird reserve
Beautiful, tranquil gardens, with spacious house, set away from the tourist resort. Large open plan living space with three en-suite bathrooms. Relax in the hammocks or cool off in the splash pool whilst enjoying a traditional African experience. Wander down to an unspoiled beach, just 20 minutes walk away. Your host Saikou will be in his own house on site to cater for your needs if you wish.

The spac…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Pool
TV
Smoke alarm
Free parking on premises
Hangers
Free street parking
Private entrance
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Batukunku, West Coast Region, Gambia

The beauty of this compound is the secluded location, away from the tourist resorts. Whilst private, the local village is just outside. Should you wish to experience local life, the neighbors are very friendly! The beach is just down the road - about 20 minutes walk. Nearby there are many local attractions including stretches of unspoilt beaches, a local bird reserve, local museum and vibrant market.
The beauty of this compound is the secluded location, away from the tourist resorts. Whilst private, the local village is just outside. Should you wish to experience local life, the neighbors are very friendly!…

Hosted by Claire

Joined in December 2017
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During your stay
Saikou the host has a small house on site. He and his wife Fatou are available to help if needed. Extras could include home cooked African meals, African cooking lessons, local trips to the crocodile pool, craft market etc, taxis arranged or your host will be glad to guide you to the local beach, or arrange a variety of trips to the many attractions. ( costs to be arranged locally.)
Saikou the host has a small house on site. He and his wife Fatou are available to help if needed. Extras could include home cooked African meals, African cooking lessons, local tri…
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    Things to know

    House rules
    Check-in: After 3:00 PM
    Checkout: 12:00 AM
    No smoking
    No parties or events
    Pets are allowed
    Health & safety
    Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
    No carbon monoxide alarm
    Smoke alarm
    Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $145
    Cancellation policy

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