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Real Gambia Holidays provides two different types of experiences in Gambia. We have a compound near the beach in Brufut with 4 apartments. The whole compound can provide accommodation for up to 14 people.  From November 2024 we  will also offer trips down to our lodge in Bansang which, as its set on the river bank,  is wonderful for Sport/Tiger fishing and bird-watching.


Real Gambia Holidays were set up with two main aims. Firstly, to provide holidays which fill the gap between mass tourism in hotels and the complete independence of self catering accommodation, and secondly, to provide a business which employs as many local people as possible, with money remaining in Gambia, helping to relieve poverty by providing training and employment.

Staying with us gives you the chance to experience a different culture, among local people who really enjoy introducing visitors to their way of life.

A free local guide is allocated to each group of visitors. It is their job to make sure you have everything you need ranging from fresh bread for breakfast, trips and tours to local places of interest, money changed, company or peace and quiet.

The guides are all either friends or family of the owners and have all grown up together. They are available 24hours a day.

We have tried to allow you to be as independent or 'looked after' as you choose. Services we offer include having local meals cooked for you, watch 'the boys' cook local dishes and then eat with them, or book a Taxi/walk to the nearby bars and restaurants.

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