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African Village Hotel

3-star hotel in Bakau with outdoor pool and restaurant

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking

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98 Atlantic Road, Bakau, Gambia
  • Great view of the Atlantic, wonderful staffs , cordial and ready to assist.

    Feb 25, 2020

  • Conveniently located, hassle free and staff are super friendly and professional

    Jul 18, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 73 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Childcare

For families

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • Heart of Bakau
  • Bakau Beach - 2 min walk
  • Cape Point Beach - 20 min walk
  • Independence Stadium - 22 min walk
  • Kololi Beach - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Banjul Beach - 6.1 mi / 9.9 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Family Room, Sea View
  • Standard Room, Sea View
  • Standard Room (Family)
  • Room (Round Hut)

What’s around


  • Heart of Bakau
  • Bakau Beach - 2 min walk
  • Cape Point Beach - 20 min walk
  • Independence Stadium - 22 min walk
  • Kololi Beach - 2.5 mi / 4 km
  • Banjul Beach - 6.1 mi / 9.9 km
  • Tropic Shopping Centre - 4.5 mi / 7.2 km
  • Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara International Conference Center - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • Bijilo Forest Park - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • Bijilo Beach - 5.3 mi / 8.6 km
  • Arch 22 - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km

Getting around

  • Banjul (BJL-Banjul Intl.) - 19 min drive
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98 Atlantic Road, Bakau, Gambia

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 73 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 AM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting/childcare*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 1

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 1


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Children and extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • African Village Hotel Bakau
  • African Village Hotel
  • African Village Bakau
  • Hotel African Village
  • African Village Hotel Gambia/Bakau, Africa
  • African Village Hotel Gambia/Bakau Africa
  • African Village Hotel Hotel
  • African Village Hotel Bakau
  • African Village Hotel Hotel Bakau

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, African Village Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Ngala Lodge (13-min walk), Shiraz (3.8 mi), and Samba's Kitchen (3.9 mi).
  • African Village Hotel has an outdoor pool and a garden.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Disappointed that the beach was not like ive seen of ocean bay hotel,palm beach hotel. Room too hot only had a wall fan. No fridge in room. Breakfast was the same every day. Most staff very friendly

    14 night trip, Nov 2, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    March trip to smiling coast

    Great Gambian experience

    JEREMY, 7 night family trip, Mar 19, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Comfortable enough

    I loved this place, I didn’t expect it to be amazing, and it wasn’t. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was terrible, they might need to review their options for this. The best on offer is omelette which is twice a week and fruits. The menu had a lot of options. I quite enjoyed everything I had off that menu. The WiFi is almost non existent. It rarely works, very frustrating but when it decides to work, it’s decent enough. The room was comfortable enough for what I paid. I booked the round hut which was small but was upgraded to a sea view room which was more spacious. Rooms are cleaned everyday though they are stingy with towels. There’s 2basic single beds in each room some drawers, storage space and a mosquito net. The bathroom again very basic, shower toilet sink. Hotel is next to the beach and there’s a nice deck outside the restaurant. It’s also on the main road for taxis to anywhere else. For the price I paid I had a pleasant stay.

    Xesh, 5 night trip, Feb 27, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Threatened not supported by security staff

    Aggression racism physical abuse experienced from security staff when attempting to park our car. Further compounded by blocking of support by reception staff on duty. We felt abused , attacked and blocked. And then we're woken at 1.30 am to move our car because the member of staff using the parking space had left then. We also needed to move rooms because it was ridiculously noisy. There was no mosquito net, both lights o the Bathroom not working making it impossible To shower, and pillows like stone . On the 3 occasions on the 1st day I needed To go to reception on the 1st day the staff meMber on duty was polite and did his best to help . Those isdues by comparison are nowhere nrar as serious as the agression, racism and blo king of support.

    2 night trip with friends, Feb 16, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Everything would have been fine if they had hot water. Also it's much cheaper to book direct rather than through Expedia.

    4 night trip, Feb 4, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    No hot water for 6 days breakfast was just eggs each day, omelette,fried, boiled. And no smoke alarms

    7 night trip, Jan 22, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    All good.

    Was all ok, once we got over the issues of not sending vouchers immediately. Otherwise all was good.

    Adam, 1 night business trip, Jan 15, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    A really nice hotel. Rooms are quite basic but adequate for a comfortable stay and cleaned daily. Staff are very nice and the resort is nicely situated with stunning views across the sea. We had a lovely very restful holiday. Would go back.

    7 night trip, Dec 26, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Nice hotel away from the main tourist area. Conveniently located to base yourselves to see other areas

    Gareth, 8 night trip, Dec 24, 2018

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Prøvde å tjene penger på meg å si at jeg måtte betale for besøk. Kastet ut gjester fra rommet mitt som allerede var betalt for . Ikke tv på rommet som det stod besktevet i fasiliteter og heller ikke toalettsaker . .

    Tove, 28 night trip, Nov 1, 2019

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