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Wildlife Add-on Stays in The Gambia

22 Jul 2014 - The Gambia Experience reports that an increasing number of customers are tailor-making their holidays resulting in twin or multi-centre trips.

An ideal introduction to twin-centres is to consider a three night add-on to a seven night holiday. Here are some suggestions on the wildlife theme with lead-in prices for this winter, which could be preceded by a week on the coast (this November, 7 nights at the Kairaba Hotel in Kololi – as featured in The Gambia Experience’s Luxury Collection - starts from £991pp based on two sharing a deluxe room with breakfast and including flights & transfers

The Mandina Lodges at Makasutu
Exclusive to The Gambia Experience, The Mandina Lodges at Makasutu are unique, award- winning lodges situated on a tributary of the River Gambia in the heart of the African bush. Expert guides are available to help guests explore the wildlife-rich 1000-acre forest both on foot, as well as by canoe through the mangroves. Expect to see amazing birdlife, monkeys, monitor lizards and ever-increasing troupes of baboons.
Three night add-on stays at The Mandina Lodges at Makasutu are available from £349pp, based on two sharing a Jungle Lodge on a Half Board basis including transfers.

Chimp Rehabilitation Project
Established in 1979, the Chimp Rehabilitation Project in The Gambia is Africa’s longest running project of its kind. Almost 100 chimpanzees are to be found on Baboon Islands, a group of three islets set within the River Gambia National Park, located approximately 270km inland from the coastal resorts.
Three night add-on stays at the Chimp Rehabilitation Project are available from £425pp, based on two sharing a Safari Tent on Full Board and including transfers.

NEW Fathala Wildlife Reserve, Senegal
New to the Unique Collection this winter is the 2,000 hectare Fathala Wildlife Reserve, located near the border between The Gambia and Senegal. Staying in luxury safari tents guests can immerse themselves in West Africa past, where animals such as rhinos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos and lions are all part of the landscape.
Three night add-on stays at Fathala Wildlife Reserve are available from £499pp, based on two sharing a Safari Tent with breakfast and including transfers.

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