Mango Lodge is a locally staffed Lodge for holiday visitors and business travellers. Set in Brufut, in the coastal region of The Gambia, West Africa, just minutes from the beach, Mango Lodge is the ideal place to mix both an authentic experience of local African life with the holiday luxuries of an oasis retreat.Map

The locally inspired décor of Mango Lodge reminds you of where you are. The local community that you will interact with is a good way to see the real Africa.

Relax by the pool, soak up the sun, swim in the sea, eat with a local family for dinner or lunch, visit a local school, or travel “up country” to visit mud huts and the country’s wildlife. Your experience can be as cultural as you wish to make it.

The Resort

The Lodge has 5 double rooms (one is a double and a single bed allowing for 3 or twin occupancy) and there is a double round house in the garden (with a large king-size bed) overlooking the swimming pool.


The pool area

The private swimming pool is surrounded by a large patio area with comfortable sun-loungers and next to it is a shaded bar where drinks and snacks are served all day long.

The Lodge is staffed 24 hours a day.



The outside terrasse

Breakfast is served  from 7:30am to 9:30am and typically consists of tea, coffee and juice, with freshly baked bread and eggs cooked to your choice, sardines or jams. Other breakfasts can be arranged on request such as cereals, Gambian style porridge or fresh seasonal fruit.

D150 per person (~£2.50)

Lunch is typically a sandwich, with light snacks  also available.

D150 per person (~£2.50), Snacks from D50 (~£1)

Dinner is served at around sunset either in the lodge or outside by the pool. There is a different chef’s special every day as well as a selection of other meals that can be ordered in the morning. Dinner is typically a starter, main course and dessert.

Main Course from D300 per person. (~£5+)


The bar is open for drinks

The Bar

Drinks are served all day.  The local beer, Julbrew, tastes great. We have a selection of soft drinks, house wines and spirits, but it is advisable that you let us know of any special requests for your favourite tipple.

Drinks are very reasonably priced, about £1 for a bottle of beer and slightly less for soft drinks. Wines are considered a luxury in Gambia and so the prices are comparable with Europe.

Typical Exchange Rate £1=D65