Accommodation

Guest rooms and facilities

The majority of our volunteers stay at the Gunjur Project lodge – this is our partner organisation and it comprises 10 en-suite guest rooms, each with its own private terrace/balcony. The lodge has an eco-friendly approach to its operation and runs on solar power throughout the day which charges their bank of batteries keeping the lodge in power throughout the night.

The rooms are surrounded by (palm) trees, bushes and flowers. They can arrange bunk beds in rooms to enable families to stay together.

Rooms have either 2 single beds or 1 double bed (please let us know what you prefer) and can easily accommodate 2 people (with a bunk bed up to 4 people). Some of the rooms can accommodate up to 6 people. Each room has a 240 volt power point, ideal for charging mobile phones or camera batteries etc during the day.

The sockets are 3-pin (UK) so for visitors from mainland Europe we advise you to bring an adapter. Mosquito nets are provided both for the beds and the windows. The bathrooms have a shower, wash basin and a toilet.

Gunjur Project Lodge will try to make your stay as comfortable as possible with:

  • Daily cleaning of the rooms
  • Every morning a delicious breakfast
  • Experienced catering team offering a range of Gambian & European dishes
  • Room service
  • Mosquito net
  • Welcome book in your room giving you ideas on things to do in the area
  • Laundry service (at a low cost)
  • Wi-fi in the bar area
  • Fantastic staff team who will strive to ensure you have a fantastic stay

Practicalities

There is no electricity or running water in the village of Kajabang & most of Gunjur. They produce their own power at the Gunjur Project Lodge with solar panels, batteries and a back-up generator. This enables them to have running water, 24 hour electricity in all of the rooms and around the grounds, uses of freezers & fridges and use of computers / music systems. With this in mind it’s important that they manage their power very carefully and as a result of this do not permit the use of hairdryers – using one could quite literally blow up the system!

They also can’t guarantee a hot shower, however, after a hot day in Gambia a cool shower is often very refreshing!

Although there is no safe in each room it is possible to put your valuable documents and money in the safe at reception. There is no charge you for this service.

It is very useful to bring a torch, your own beach towels, mosquito repellent, good shoes/sandals for walking, suntan lotion, sun glasses and a hat to protect you from the sun.

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