We travelled to gambia at Christmas for a tour with Hidden Gambia, upon arrival to our first lodge, farakanku resort (nicest resort with the nicest owners) we were told that Bird Safari Camp was closed due to operational problems and that we would be staying in a hotel In the centre of janjanbureh. Although slightly disappointed we were fine with this as mark (the owner) gave us some other options including staying at another lodge (nemasu, which was excellent) for part of our trip which we did and we really enjoyed it. The days leading upto the river trip we heard a few bad things about where we were due to be staying, so we were becoming a bit nervous about it, and a bit annoyed that we weren't staying at the camp. We shouldn't of worried at all tho, we stayed at baobolong annexe and it was excellent, the food was good, the rooms were good (although it was a bit noisy at night), and the staff were all good. We helped cook lunch one day which was fun, walked round the local market and went on several birding trips and one fishing trip where we saw a crocodile, a snake, and lots more birds. The trips up and down the river were amazing to, we saw lots of birds, chimpanzees, hippos, and monkeys and on the way up had a unforeseen adventure that we or any of the other passengers or crew will probably never forget!!
Overall hidden gambia were an excellent tour operator, and mark, who stayed at baobolong annexe is doing a fantastic job over there. We will definitely visit again one day.