We spent four nights at Marakissa, and were there for the second time.
The location is splendid. It is away from all tourism, yet a short drive from the airport and walks around bring you really into authentic Africa. Joop and Adama, a Dutchman and his Gambian wife, are hospitable and very nice, and do their utmost to make your stay pleasant.
Adama works wonders in her small kitchen and is able to cook dinners for passing groups as well as resident guests. There is a thatched, open place as a dining room and breakfast are but also a similar round place near the garden with lots of drinking spots for birds, where visiting birds come at regular times, including rare species like the spotted honeyguides. You just sit still and see them all come to drink.
The round huts are comfortable and cool to sleep in, with toilets and cold showers, which is normal in Gambia outside the tourist areas. The accommodation is simple but functional.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking