Hotel Palm Beach
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Palm Beach Kotu
Brilliant service from beginning, though a bit of a rocky finish from management point of view. Like they wanted rid of us now the trip was over! Not so from the staff - our cleaner, our waiters, our tour guide, our security staff, all stuck around to give us a great send off!
During our stay, the food was great, our waiters were fabulous, the room was lovely - and the birdsong from morning until late evening was amazing - and then the exquisite bats took over to patrol with the security guys.
A fabulous place to stay. Wouldn't have stayed anywhere else. The trips we took with 'Bird Man' Aziz were simply splendid - and our river cruise and a walk to the monkey park with Hattib were excellent.
We'll be back!
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Day 14 fri Arranged to meet UK after breakfast and we had a few beers down at the beach bar before checking out, I'm still amazed at how many people know UK from Waiters, Security Guards, and random people in the street. UK Said goodbye while I had half hour or so till my ...
... the UN, MRC and others, so there's a nice combination of locals with pretty good facilities.
We tried to avoid Bakau and the Senegambia region which are tourist and package holiday hotspots.
At this point Anna and I set off to find our new "home" the Fajara Guest House. Our trusty Lonely Planet guidebook said it was simple but nice and cheap. Turns out the Fajara Guest House also specialises in stealth tactics and camouflage. After much searching ...
Decided to head down to Kombo beach after UK my old guide from 1994 had tried calling for me at hotel yesterday. Got chatting to a few market boys until Uk appeared, great to see him again after all these years, had a few at Dominoes and back at hotel, met up with Fatima later that night in Jazz ...
... We can't wait to return and next time we will go for longer so that we can visit Georgetown and maybe Senegal too. The people of The Gambia really were as friendly as we had been told and this will stay with us for a long time.
We have to thank JJ so much and would recommend him to anybody, whether you're a casual birder or wanting to tick some specific birds off a list. He really did make our ...
... Warbler, Yellow-Crowned Gonalek, Black-Crowned Tchagra, African Thrush, Wire-Tailed Swallow, Western Grey Plantain-Eater, Beautiful Sunbird, Spur-Winged Plover, Redshank, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Senegal Thicknee, Black-Headed Plover, Wattled Plover, Grey Plover, Great White Egret, Western Reef Heron, Black Egret, Grey Heron, Cattle Egret, Squacco Heron, Striated Heron, Long-Tailed Cormorant, Grey-Headed Kingfisher, White-Faced Whistling Duck, Sacred Ibis, ...