Mandina Lodges in The Gambia
For peace and tranquility in the heart of the African bush, the striking riverside Mandina Lodges at Makasutu Forest offer an unforgettable experience in the wilderness with the chance to discover the people and wildlife of The Gambia that have made the forest their home: the amazing birdlife, monkeys, monitor lizards and ever-increasing troupes of baboons. Mandina Lodges is featured in the book '1001 Escapes To Make Before You Die' which is a guide for those in search of the world's most unusual and beautiful places.
A new word in tranquillity: relax in understated, quiet beauty on a secluded mangrove-lined tributary of the River Gambia.
A unique eco system bordering the River Gambia, with over 1000 acres of protected pristine forest, savannah and mangroves.
Visit the site where it all began, meet your guides and maybe even catch a glimpse of the spirits of the forest…
TYPES OF Lodges
Replete with a four-poster bed and al-fresco shower, these single storey dwellings rise and fall on the gentle tides. Read more
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
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
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