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MacCarthy Island | Central River Region, Janjanbureh, Gambia
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MacCarthy Island Central River Region, Janjanbureh Gambia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Pool
Restaurant
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Albeit too late (we visited quite a while ago) I just want to say that for my husband and I this was one of our most memorable life experiences . We found Bird Safari Camp to be a magical place which provided us with unique...More

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Closed down. Its no longer operating ,its finished,tax reasons,kaput.non longer operating,only janjanbureh guest house left in the area,nothing left here.The other guesthouse in the area is the Boabolong guesthouse,very nice ,situated on the river you can have various excursions including boat trips to see the...More

3  Thank angler29
Response from Mark T, Owner at Bird Safari CampResponded 6 May 2018

Yep, it's all over. But nothing to do with "tax reasons" (where did you hear that?!). Much more to do with a corrupt lawyer / politician who decided to register all the shares in his "nephew's" name, thus defrauding several bona fide foreign investors to...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Sadly, this once beautiful camp is now a shadow of its former self. Dirty, uncared for with staff (if you can find any) who have no idea of how to look after tourists. While the camp used to have excellent facilities,now it is run down...More

4  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 11 March 2016

I was looking for a place outside the village and ended up in this place that was now in ruins. Wat was left were a few tents with a stone sanitary part. There was no running water So I got water from the river that...More

6  Thank CornelisVenema
Reviewed 8 March 2013

As others have said words can't begin to describe the thrill of the adventure with Hidden Gambia which is run by Mark Thompson. Due to tough circumstances beyond Mark Thompson's control we were unable to stay at his Bird Safari Camp, which he has worked...More

4  Thank CLPRtravel
Response from Mark T, Owner at Bird Safari CampResponded 24 August 2013

BIRD SAFARI CAMP IS CURRENTLY CLOSED First of all, a big thank you to all our clients who have stayed at Bird Safari Camp over the years and especially if you have taken the time to write a review on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately, we are...More

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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Number of rooms
10
Location
Gambia > Central River Division > Janjanbureh
Number of rooms
10
Location
Gambia > Central River Division > Janjanbureh
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Traveller (40)
Room & Suite (6)
Dining (4)
Pool & Beach (3)
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"If we had stayed at Bird Safari camp location would have been excellent."
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"Go for the eco lodges. In addition to the 2 above, try Nemasu or Sandele or Kartong"
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"The tents by the river are great."
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"Go for the tents rather than the huts"
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