This tranquil resort boasts a lovely sandy beach with relaxing bars to while away the day. Perfect for lazy days in the sun, but with nightlife and plenty of exciting days out for something a bit different.
Kotu is situated on the Atlantic coast, south of Banjul, and has a great sandy beach, a golf course and a small craft market. This tranquil resort boasts a lovely sandy beach with relaxing bars to while away the day. Kololi is just a short taxi ride away if you want more choice of bars and restaurants. Holidays to Kotu in Gambia are a great choice for sun lovers and anyone looking for a truly relaxing holiday.
Things To Do
Kotu Holidays - Excursions
Make your Kotu holidays extra special and book one of our wonderful excursions. Carefully selected to cater for everyone's interests, here's just a few of our most popular excursions to tempt you:
Your holiday can be a memorable one from river cruising, fishing, village tours, to African wrestling, bird watching, trekking, horse and camel riding, and adventure trips. Musical events, evening entertainment, cultural orientation, and sporting events.
Jeep Safari: Not like any other jeep safari you might have been on. When all the pick-ups are done we depart for Sukuta (which means "new settlement" in Madinka) to see the local market and mosque. Your drive then takes you through farming areas and forest parks and a stop is made to walk through the forest, where monkeys maybe seen.
We then proceed to the beach for lunch where you can relax, soak up some of the sun and have a swim for a couple of hours. Driving back along the coast is a beautiful site and you pass by many fishing villages, one being Tanje one of the busiest in the area. Here you see the men taking in their daily catch and the women gathering and cleaning the fish.
3-Day Mini Safari: An early start begins with a drive to Makasutu Cultural forest. On this trip water birds, mud skippers, fiddler crabs, green velvet monkeys and women collecting oysters by the shore can all be seen while taking in the great views this part of Gambia has to offer.
During your trip to Makasutu you have the option to visit the craft market, where carvings, sculptures, textiles and other African artifacts can be seen and purchased.
The following day we proceed to Tendaba camp. On arrival a boat trip is organised on the "bolongs" which are the tributaries of the River Gambia. You then head back to Sindola Camp for relaxation and a chance to freshen up by the pool, and dinner is followed by a magnificent traditional Jola dance that will be one of the highlights of your trip.
Nature Explorer: Gambia is considered to be a paradise for birdwatchers. This is a trip which starts in the early hours of the morning and first takes us to Lamin Lodge, which is located on the famous Lamin Creek. After drinks we get into dug out canoes and silently paddle through the creeks, trying not to disturb the birds and surrounding nature. This is truly a relaxing and enjoyable trip as the water and creeks are so calm and peaceful at this time of the day. The trip on the creeks lasts about 1 hour 30 minutes, after which we head back to Lamin Lodge. Following breakfast we rejoin the coach and head to Abuko Nature Reserve. At the Nature Reserve you go on a forest walk and observation. You also visit a traditional educational centre, while passing an abidance of wildlife and plants.
These are just a few of the exciting days and nights out available from your representative in resort. We strongly advise you to confirm your place at the Welcome Get Together as places are limited and we don't want you to miss out.
Things To See
City Sights: A visit to the capital city, Banjul, to experience the hustle and bustle of the main market and learn about the local batik art and tie-dye crafts.
Southern Gambia: This is a great way to experience the real Gambia taking a trip aboard Swiss army trucks, heading south towards the border with Senegal. A real forage through the bush, passing local villages where children will welcome you with songs from the past. After lunch there is chance to swim from a deserted beach before visiting the largest fishing project in the area.
Cape Point: A small resort on the West coast, Cape Point's key attraction is a long golden beach. Visit the local market and pick up a bargain or two and if you travel a little further then you will com to the Botanical Gardens - created in colonial times and ideal for wildlife spotting.
Kotu: This tranquil resort boasts a lovely sandy beach with relaxing bars to while away the day. Kololi is just a short taxi ride away if you want more choice of bars and restaurants.