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Mandina Lodges and Makasutu in The Gambia


Mandina Lodges

A new word in tranquillity: relax in understated, quiet beauty on a secluded mangrove-lined tributary of the River Gambia... Read more

Makasutu Forest

A unique eco system bordering the River Gambia, with over 1000 acres of protected pristine forest, savannah and mangroves... Read more

Day Visits

Visit the site where it all began, meet your guides and maybe even catch a glimpse of the spirits of the forest... Read more


Mandina Lodges

Floating Lodge

Floating Lodges

Replete with a four-poster bed and al-fresco shower, these single storey dwellings rise and fall on the gentle tides. Read more

Jungle Lodges

Jungle Lodges

Set back on the edges of the forest with a four poster bed and a spiral staircase leading to a roof terrace with views across the mangrove-lined river. Read more

Stilted Lodge

Stilted Lodge

A beautiful and spacious two storey dwelling, with a broad deck, a day room and a lounge - all looking out onto the quiet beauty of the river. Read more

Jungle Lodges

Mangrove Lodge

The Mangrove Lodge is an impressive thatched lodge set on one level with a large bedroom, indoor bathroom with flushing wc and a private terrace. Read more