Relaxation, activities and wildlife

Senegambia is The Gambia’s largest hotel, with its extensive grounds and careful design offering the best of both worlds – vibrant and exciting entertainment, and a laid-back, relaxing atmosphere. In addition to this, the hotel’s location beside the beach in the vibrant resort of Kololi makes it ideal for those wishing to relax on the sand or explore the surrounding bars and eateries.

This is a lively hotel with a wide range of activities during winter aimed at adults, teenagers and children – the most popular being the daily vulture feeding which takes place in the hotel’s gardens, attracting several species of birds and monitor lizards, as well as monkeys looking for a free lunch. The famous Senegambia gardens and the diverse birdlife that reside within them can be explored further with the hotel’s resident ornithologist, on hand to provide tours within the grounds.

A blissful retreat

Dotted throughout the extensive, lush gardens, you will find the majority of the guest rooms, located in two-story buildings. Decorated using neutral tones and wooden furniture, the rooms is well equipped and offers a comfortable night’s sleep, especially given that all rooms include air-conditioning as standard. The popular Superior rooms located in the main building or gardens provide a good upgrade option, while Studios with separate lounge and bedroom are also available; these often sell out quickly so it is best to book early.

Chill by the pool and dine in style

Senegambia boasts two attractive pools, one located by the beach where you can enjoy lively music and organized games, the other nestled in the tropical gardens; both have their own bar and restaurant.

Evening entertainment at the Senegambia during winter is both varied and animated thanks to its in-house entertainment team, along with African folklore nights and themed buffet evenings in the Domordula, the hotel’s main restaurant. The extensive half board buffet is particularly popular, or indulges in a weekly poolside barbecue, the Lekukai international and snack terrace restaurant providing an excellent value, all-day dining alternative.

Official local hotel rating: 3 star