Operated by Denise and her Gambian family – very friendly, experienced, and professional people who will make sure you get all information you need and that you enjoy your stay at their place and in The Gambia in general. From the minute you arrive, you will feel so welcome. And if there is a family birthday party or ceremony, be sure you will be invited! Denise has many years of experience in the tourism industry, and she passed her knowledge to all her Gambian family.
Located in Brufut, just off the coastal road near the Gamtel Mast in a quiet local neighbourhood, 15 minutes walk to the serene and beautiful Brufut beach yet a few steps away from local transport to allow you to explore the beauty and culture of The Gambia. It is ideal for those looking to be close enough to travel easily to places and at the same time is not in the heart of a main busy tourist area.
Brufut beach is beautiful and very quiet. There are some simple bars and restaurants. Usually, there are no bumsters in this area. You can take long walks along the sandy beach. The path to the beach is gravelly and on a steep slope, so you need strong flip flops!
The area is tranquil and safe so you can totally relax in the garden, read a book, or just listen to birds. Tropical flowers and fruit trees make this place look like a green oasis with a crystal clear pool which is a favourite spot for many of their guests. Hot African sun offers an opportunity to swim and relax in the pool throughout the year. It is very well maintained (sometimes cleaned even twice a day). There is a good outside poolside shower too.
You can choose to lie down on sunbeds around the pool or chill on the patio on comfortable sofas or chairs. You can enjoy breakfast in the nice seating area close to the pool every day. And it is especially beautiful and romantic in the evening with candles lit throughout the garden.
The place is never too crowded as there are only four one-bedroom apartments which give it a very personal feel. It is like a home from home in the sun, many guests become friends, and you feel that you are just a big happy family. Even the staff of Camara Gardens will accept you immediately and build a friendship with you.
It is also possible to rent out all four apartments and use the place for yourself, your family, or friends. That in fact happens many times, so if you are looking for a place like this, do not hesitate to contact Denise anytime.
Are you a solo traveller? No worries! After a day or two, you will feel so comfortable, safe, and welcome at Camara Gardens. Involve yourself with the family or be as quiet as you wish your needs will be respected.
The place is suitable for all types of visitors—couples, solo travellers, families, retirees, students, etc.
The apartments are spotlessly clean and designed that you have all the comforts you need to make this your home away from home. Kitchens are very well equipped and have just about everything you need to cook for yourself, including an oven, hob, microwave, fridge with a small freezer, kettle, toaster, etc. Within the cupboards, you will find all the pots, pans, glassware and serving bowls you might need to prepare and serve your culinary delights. To enjoy the outdoor dining experience, there is a BBQ at hand.
The living rooms are beautifully furnished including a large leather sofa (sofa bed) and a flat-screen TV. One of the most famous things around TV is definitely Netflix which is available for free as well as Wi-Fi. There is also a couple of armchairs, a dining table with chairs and a fan.
Bedrooms have very comfortable beds, lots of wardrobe space for all your clothes, a dressing table, African fabric bed covers, cushions and curtains to complement the Egyptian cotton linen. AC will keep you cool from the tropical heat.
En-suite bathrooms have large walk-in showers with luxurious body-jet showers supplied with hot water from the solar heating system.
Each apartment has its own balcony or terrace area with a table and chairs so that you can relax with a long cool drink or just sit and listen to the birds singing.
Camara Gardens takes COVID SAFETY seriously:
Thinking about cooking the accommodation in The Gambia, check out this gem of tranquillity.
We would highly recommend it.
Open all year round