After a delayed get away we arrived at Banjul airport a little later than expected but we were soon whisked off to the hotel - Ngala Lodge, a former colonial mansion and our home for the next week.
It's beautiful here.
As I'm typing I can hear the waves breaking on the beach just a short stroll from our terrace.
The hotel is perched on the cliff tops of Bakau and has a well cared for garden with a number of secluded seating areas - perfect if you want a secret corner to yourself (and no children allowed!)
Our room is really spacious with its own lounge area and private terrace with comfy sofa and chairs. The bathroom is huge with a tub, shower and two sinks - great for the two of us girls to spread our paraphenalia around. The staff are very welcoming and the food at the restaurant last night was really good which is no surprise as the Ngala Restaurant is well known as one of the best in The Gambia.
What is a surpise is that the hotel is not very busy but this is probably why we got such a great deal!
Spent this afternoon photographing the re-decorated rooms at Kombo Beach Hotel for The Gambia Experience but hoping to have a lovely lazy day tomorrow.
Lots planned for the rest of the week though.