SunSwing Beach Resort
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... 8211; Le Soleil is shining strong in Senegal, this edition an interesting nose read about Gambian/Senegalese inter-pack relations and the 48th anniversary of Gambian freedom from the control of British Top Dogs at which Macky Sall, the Senegalese President, was guest of honour which was a surprise for all as The Gambia used their long sticks to execute a couple of Senegalese humans last year. It also has a very ...
... our way down. The military statues and parade grandstand seem to reflect the the the ego and masculinity of the country's leader -whose photos on huge billboards could be seen almost everywhere- than the country's national identity and heritage.
TRIP TO SOUTHERN SENEGAL
Amazingly it took around 1 & 1/2 hours from Banjul to the Gambia / Senegal border. The border formalities are pretty quick and effective; there aren't the long and pointless delays associated with ...
... 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 - ...