Spent 8 days in The Gambia in May and am only now getting around to submitting this review... better late than never! Mark Thompson, the owner/operator of Hidden Gambia Holidays and Bird Safari Camp, arranged our trip from start to finish and on very short notice. We could not have asked for better service or a better host. We began our stay with a couple of days at the Lemon Creek Hotel Resort in Bijilo and used that as a base for trips to Serekunda, Banjul, and Tanjir. The resort is a pretty little place with nice clean rooms and a terrific staff who go out of their way to be friendly and welcoming. We made part of the journey up river by boat (with one stretch on the Solar Queen and one on the Lady Hippo), and the other part by road (one stretch on the South Bank and one on the North Bank). We stayed at Tendaba Lodge on the way up river. This accommodation is VERY basic, but we enjoyed a great boat trip into the Baobalong wetlands and a bird-watching hike with Ebrima, as well as having the chance to watch the Euro Champions league final with folks from the village (Chelsea has some BIG fans in The Gambia). As we traveled up river we saw chimps, hippos, and lots and lots of birds, of course. We then spent a couple of nights at Bird Safari Camp with just two other guests (a big advantage of traveling at low season) and had a wonderful stay. We went fishing for tiger fish (but didn't catch any), visited Janjanbureh town, went to Basse Quarry to see the bee-eaters, and spent half a day in a small village across the river. Anything we were interested in doing, the staff was there to help us. The tent-style accommodation was great (we can vouch for the fact that it holds up well in a thunderstorm) as was the food. But most of our good memories of out time in The Gambia revolve around the people we met there. We are already looking at plans to return and visiting BSC again.