Best Get Away From It All Holiday Destination In Africa?

Jinack Island is 9 miles long by 2 miles wide and is situated on the North Gambia / South Senegal border on the North bank of the River Gambia in West Africa, within the Niumi Nature Reserve.  

Since 2005 we have worked closely with the villagers and local craftsman of Jinack Niji to build and run Djembe Fever Lodge and in 2014 we oppened the Feel Free Lodge in a prime location on the beach.

On the West side of Jinack  Island are miles of deserted golden beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the River Gambia and on the East side is a network of meandering mangrove creeks. The local village of Niji is based at the creek side and visitors are always welcome to wander around, meet the local villagers and spend time at the small school.  A day trip  to Jinack Niji is an experience not to be missed.

Imagine creating a river or sea fishing holiday in West Africa that matches your specific requirements and make even the most passionate and adventurous fisherman’s dreams come true.

Plan your own fishing  holiday in Gambia with a complete itinerary for the duration of your stay – whether that is 4 days, 1 week, 2 weeks etc. more on fishing holidays in Gambia

If you are looking for a holiday with busy resorts, hassle, traffic, loud music, nightclubs, retail shhops, television, big swimming pools, fine dining etc then you will have to go elsewhere. However if you want deserted beaches, lush nature, peaceful surroundings, bird watching, amazing sunsets, beach and river fishing and experience what Gambia really is about then you found the right place.

Feel Free Lodge has been constructed and is managed in partnership with community leaders of  Jinack Niji. 

The eco friendly accommodation consists of 4 double rooms and one family room, a bar and a restaurant. There are numerous outdoor seating and dining areas and the electricity at the lodge is 100% solar powered.

At the Feel Free Lodge you can walk from your room to a beautiful un spoilt sandy Gambian beach or relax under a small Banta bar, erected from bamboo and palm leaves along with small canopies and loungers for shade. 

Enjoy exploring Jinack on a day trip,  or stay over at Feel Free Lodge. We offer you a peaceful place to relax, unwind and enjoy your holiday. The lodge is also perfectly suited for team-building trips, workshops and small conferences. Please contact us directly to discuss group discounts, private bookings, specialised tours and beach side weddings.

Jinack Island is an area of outstanding natural beauty and is a bird watchers paradise with many rare species nesting only on the Island. Multiple bird species and good birding can be found in the many different habitats. The geographical diversity and  unspoilt beauty of the Island provides special opportunities for the study and research of other wildlife, flora and fauna. more on bird watching holidays in Gambia