• Eco-friendly • Riverside • Swimming pool • Wildlife • Winter sun • Sleeps 2

Deep in the heart of the forest of Makasutu, you’ll find the perfect place to escape the world, relax and unwind, in these unique lodges on a tributary of the River Gambia.

With just nine lodges, each sleeping two people, at many times, it will feel as if you have this magical setting all to yourself. And with no WiFi, a digital detox is guaranteed. The lodges are simple but stylish and comfortable. If you tire of the beautiful river view from your River Lodge, you can take a dip in the lovely pool or get closer to nature exploring the forest on foot. As well as the floating River Lodges, there is one Stilted River Lodge (pictured below) and three Jungle Lodges (3rd and 4th images below) set back from the river with stunning stain-glass windows and four-poster beds.

Dinner is served by the pool or on your private decking or roof terrace under the African night sky.

A complimentary local guide will happily accompany you and will also take you out by dugout canoe to explore the Mandina Bolon for a spot of birdwatching or a walk around a nearby village.

This really is a little corner of paradise perfect for wildlife lovers or anyone seeking a quiet escape. Mandina Lodges in Makasutu Forest is one of our favourite places on earth.

Further reading A night on the river in Makasutu Forest

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Swimming pool at Mandina Lodge

Jungle Lodge, Mandina Lodges, Makasutu Forest, The Gambia

Jungle Lodge, Mandina Lodges, Makasutu Forest, The Gambia

Swimming pool at Mandina Lodge

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