Farakunku Lodge

Farakunku Lodge

Tanji Bird Reserve, The Gambia

Lodge Lodge


Your Anglo/Gambian hosts ( Heather and Moses) offer you deluxe, secluded, country holiday accommodation for couples and single travellers, all set in a natural rural area only 2kms from the sea on the edge of Tujereng village on Gambia’s unspoilt south coast.

We are half an hour from the airport (collection service pre-bookable at time of booking). We have built 4 large, airy octagonal lodges each with their own large private sun terraces and secluded seating all set in lovely gardens On site there is our open-sided residents’ restaurant offering a buffet breakfast, daytime drinks and snacks and a set 3-course evening menu. Help yourself to a varied buffet breakfast at the airy open-sided restaurant.

A guests’ plunge pool with submerged seats for cooling off is situated in one corner of the gardens… ideal for that evening glass of wine or a daytime cold beer.
There are sun-beds around this pool and hammocks in shady places under the trees. We now have free WiFi access.
We offer constant eco-friendly solar electricity and plentiful hot water (no power cuts and no noisy generators!) We aim to please discerning travellers who seek some easy-going, stylish but affordable comfort in a peaceful setting. We are proud to offer a fully integrated solar-powered system that pumps water, provides a complete lighting solution, hot water, fans, fridges and freezer to allow the entire site to be run from eco solutions.

Farukunku Lodge


Single Rooms
Double Rooms


Private Facilities
24hr – Electricity
Hot & Cold Water
Swimming Pool
Mosquito Nets

Naturalist / Guide

Guide can be arranged
Guided Walks
Fishing available
Near National Park / Reserve
(less than 50km)
Near the Ocean


Nearby Trails
Within accommodation grounds
or up to 1 mile away
Up to 5 miles away


Restaurant / Dining

Species List - English

  1. Black Heron 2-10km
  2. African Pygmy Goose 2-10km
  3. Western Reef Heron 2-10km
  4. Palm-nut Vulture 2-10km
  5. Double-spurred Francolin 2-10km
  6. Long-crested Eagle 2-10km
  7. Piapiac 2-10km
  8. Black-headed Plover 2-10km
  9. Striped Kingfisher 2-10km
  10. Senegal Batis 2-10km

Species List - Scientific

  1. Egretta ardesiaca 2-10km
  2. Nettapus auritus 2-10km
  3. Egretta gularis 2-10km
  4. Gypohierax angolensis 2-10km
  5. Pternistis bicalcaratus 2-10km
  6. Lophaetus occipitalis 2-10km
  7. Ptilostomus afer 2-10km
  8. Vanellus tectus 2-10km
  9. Halcyon chelicuti 2-10km
  10. Batis senegalensis 2-10km

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Lodge: +220 7260669