Eco lodge in the Gambia

£65To£85 per accommodation per night
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Tujereng, South Kombo, The GambiaSee map here
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Round Houses £75 per night.
Price is per house not per person for 2 sharing.
£65 for singles.
Red House £85 Includes breakfast, evening dinner and transport to/from local beach.
Transfers from the airport can be pre- booked with us for £25 each way.
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Description of Eco lodge in the Gambia

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Gambia has a reputation as a top destination for package tourists, who flock to the country’s beach resorts during the European winter for some cheap ...

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Dietary requirements:
We can cater for vegetarian and vegan diets.


2 Reviews of Eco lodge in the Gambia

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2022 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Staying in a peaceful garden and getting to know our hosts and their wonderful staff. Right from day one coming back to the lodge in the evening felt like coming home.
Riding the Gellygelly buses
My husband giving a 2 hour science tutorial sat under a palm shelter on the beach, to Cherno the bartender who wanted to know about tides.
Swimming in the sea and gathering shells.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take the time to chat to the folk running the little beach bars, we had some wonderful conversations. Gambia has had so little tourism in the past few years it has really been clobbered so everyone is really pleased to see you. Spend a little extra and tip your guide.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. Greg and Maria employ 4 local ladies and a boy in the garden and a young man in the garden plus they have a regular taxi man.
Locally sourced food.
The huts are built of firebrick with grass roofs so need no artificial heating or cooling. Compost loos - speak for themselves (& surprisingly odourless) . Solar water heating and lights.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Reviewed on 05 Dec 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Beautiful surroundings in and around the retreat, wonderful warm hospitality from all who worked there.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Remember that this is an eco retreat, in a rural setting. This means power is limited after dark, and toilets are composting. Embrace the eco concept, and you
will find it far more comfortable, enjoyable and relaxing than any "mass tourism" hotel. Enjoy the amazing bird life, visit the incredible beach, visit the local villages, and enjoy relaxing in the beautiful grounds of the retreat!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes 100%. The owners, Greg and Maria, are clearly very committed to helping the local people through providing jobs at the lodge; the high level of training
they give their staff; and the charity they have set up and run to provide training and skills to local youngsters. The lodge works on very strong environmental principles, being build very largely with locally sourced materials, and running entirely on solar power. Their work to plant trees and build a pond in and around the lodge grounds is also improving the environment for bird life.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

The holiday was fabulous. The lodge was wonderful, the hospitality amazing, and there are so many interesting things to experience in the Gambia.

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.


We are living with Eco values using solar, composting, recycling and grey water systems. Evergreen reuses all waste anything from cans, plastic and glass bottles, car tires incorporating materials for buildings and landscaping for example. There are many indigenous trees on our grounds; we have planted many more for the future of our environment to conserve nature and wildlife. Bamboo surrounds the grounds of Evergreen Eco Lodge, another good source for making furniture. Bamboo is a harvestable natural resource, which is by far the most Eco-friendly. Use of bush wood is used for our wood oven giving great flavor to food.. A small vegetable garden provides us with fresh produce. Rainwater harvesting is practiced during the rainy season. Waste recycling is very important making the best use from natural and surrounding resources. as we are part of the natural bio-system and there is civic infrastructure to take care of the waste and making good use of the surrounding nature.
Part of Eco living is to educated and share the knowledge with our visitors


We are committed to empower our local community by offering training and workshops in solar technology, farming, Eco building, sports and art for local youths with Marcus Garvey People Foundation. Workshops take place in Tujereng village and Evergreen Eco Lodge. We encourage Gambians with any skills to volunteer to teach local boys and girls. Offering work and training for locals at Evergreen Lodge with a sustainable income. They have now been trained in different aspects of the workings of the lodge in everyday jobs from kitchen, cooking, housekeeping, general maintenance and gardening. Giving opportunities to learn many transferal skills, providing scope for career promotion. Tribal dancers, drummers and local drama group come and perform for our guests giving them a taste of African tradition showing the celebration of weddings, births, harvests. Guests are given information and guidance regards local customs, costumes and traditions. Trips and activities arranged the money goes directly to local vendors. Volunteers can take part with work exchange holidays with any skills they can offer to benefit local communities.