Directions To Feel Free Eco Lodge On Jinack Island

By following these guidelines, you can ensure a comfortable and respectful stay at Feel Free Eco Lodge and make the most of your time on Jinack Island in Gambia.

You can visit Feel Free Eco Lodge on Jinack Island in 3 ways

Airport or Hotel Pickup: The lodge can arrange to pick you up from the airport or your hotel.

Crossing the River Gambia: From Banjul, you have several options to cross the River Gambia. You can choose to take the ferry or opt for a local commuter or cargo canoe that will take you to Barra on the north bank of the river. Alternatively, the lodge can arrange a private canoe directly to the beach at Feel Free Lodge for a more convenient and direct transfer.

Land Rover and Canoe Transfer: Once you arrive on the north bank of the river, you will travel by Land Rover through local villages, countryside, and salt flats to the banks of the Niji Creek. From there, a small canoe will transport you to the village of Ginack Niji. Finally, a short journey by donkey cart will bring you to Feel Free Lodge.

During your stay, various activities and amenities are offered:

Village and School Visits: Explore the local village and visit the school on Jinack Island.

Meals and Drinks: Enjoy an African lunch or English BBQ, and all drinks (including beer and soft drinks) are included.

Beach Activities: Fish off the beach, sunbathe, and swim in the ocean.

Overnight Stay: Choose to stay overnight for a beachside evening BBQ and experience the peace and tranquility of the African night sky with campfires on the beach.

Nature Walks, Bird Watching, and Fishing Trips: The lodge can organize additional activities such as nature walks, bird watching tours, and creek or sea fishing trips.

Whether you choose a day trip or an overnight stay, Feel Free Eco Lodge provides a range of experiences to make your visit memorable.

First Time Visitors To Feel Free On Jinack Island In Gambia

If you’re planning your first trip to Feel Free Eco Lodge on Jinack Island in Gambia, here are some useful travel and holiday advice to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience:

Electricity Usage: Please refrain from using electrical appliances such as travel irons, water heaters, curling tongs, etc. The lodge operates on solar power, and using these appliances may disrupt the electrical supply for neighboring guests. However, you can use the provided sockets to charge your phones, laptops, and other electronic devices.

Mosquito Repellent: It is advisable to bring mosquito repellent, especially for evenings spent around the bonfire between the bar and the sea. While the lodge is not heavily infested with mosquitoes, it’s better to be prepared, particularly during the rainy season. Taking malaria tablets before your trip is also recommended to protect yourself.

Clothing: Pack a jacket or sweater as the nights can get chilly due to the sea breeze. It’s also a good idea to bring a sturdy pair of shoes or sandals, especially for exploring the jungle areas and taking local walks.

Village Etiquette: When visiting the nearby village, it’s important to dress respectfully. Opt for modest clothing such as shorts and t-shirts. Additionally, please ask for permission before taking photographs in the village as a sign of respect for the local community.

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