About Real Gambia Holidays


The holiday gives you the chance to experience a different culture, amongst local people who really enjoy introducing visitors to their way of life.

girls carrying waterA guide is allocated to each apartment. 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 Bob's and have grown up together. They live on site and 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 in your apartment, use of the compound Bar-be-cue, watch 'the boys' cook local dishes and then eat with them, or book a Taxi to be taken to the nearby resort of Kololi (10 minutes away) and a variety of bars and restaurants.


apartmentsWe have aimed to create comfortable self catering holidays combined with an opportunity to spend time living in a Gambian fishing village.

apartments insideWe have four apartments set in their own compound, four of which sleep two people and a family house that sleeps 6. Each apartment has been fitted to a high standard and has its own small private garden for those who prefer to relax in privacy. We have a maid who will clean your apartment daily, and offers a laundry service if required.


The apartments have mains electricity, but there are often power cuts which is when we get the candles out and listen to the beautiful stillness or the drumming from Ghana Town. There is no hot running water, but the water tanks are stored on the roof so it is warmed by the sun during the day and is warmer by the evenings. We have a small swimming pool exclusively for the use of our guests.

donkeys on a trackYour apartment will be cleaned everyday, with any laundry you have washed twice a week for 50Dalasis per load- (approximately £1)

fishing at bruufutIncluded in the price of your holiday are transfers to and from the airport. Short trips are available, half or full day trips. A price list is available in each apartment and your guide knows all the tours available

If you would like fresh local bread or pancakes in the morning please ask




Apartment sleeps 2
£150 per week with 4 weeks discounted to £500

3 bedroom apartment sleeps 6 £260 per week with 4 weeks discounted to £950

Please note that a £UK 50.00 deposit is needed to secure the booking, with the balance to be paid 2 weeks prior to departure.


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