SunSwing Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Kololi
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-Benechin (the crown in Gambian cuisine, a big dish of chicken, yams, sweet potatoes, rice, multiple spices....fantastic, and we're learning how to cook it next week.)
So it's farewell from the Famished 4, and remember, taking the path unknown can lead you to an exciting and bright new world, but it can also lure you down a dark alley where you get mugged!
... Even this tiny strip of land is occupied mostly by the river that runs through it. There are no bridges across the river and one can only cross by ferry. Despite its small size, it could take 12 hours by road from one end to the other due to the state of the roads.
A 10km stretch of Atlantic coast is the heart of Gambia's tourist industry. The coastline is home to a string of beach resorts and we saw several groups of European package tourists headed ...
... t get to pool until aftter 3pm, which meant we could just abouut get a sunbed, but before that it would have been tricky as busy.
Beach has been hit by erosion and has a mini cliff edge (1 metre!), but although it may not look as nice as those in Banjul and Bakau, the sea here was swimmable (although red flag every day we were there) , we wen in every day. My girlf was a bit scared of waves, but I thought it was ruddy brilliant!
Internet expensive here, but free at all other hotels we went too. This is one reason why we only rated 4 out of 5. They need to address this to be on par with the others. Safe free, as it was at Ocean Bay. Senegambia charged.
Mosquitos are about at dusk and can be annoying. But they spray them with ‘Bop’ whilst you’re at dinner. We bought a can (50D) which was useful for the rest of our trip.
Exchange rate of 47.5 to ...
We stopped for our mid-day rest at Nyanya's Beach Restaurant in Tanji. By now we were getting to know JJ better and realised how lucky we were to have him as a guide - the number of birds we'd seen so far was phenomenal and birds we'd only hoped to see before arriving in The Gambia were now a reality or real possibilities! I decided to set JJ a challenge and pointed to the the Paradise Flycatcher in our field guide saying how I wanted to see one during the week - ...