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Bintang Bolong Lodge

Near a small and authentic African village, lodgings are built on stilts amongst the Mangroves.

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    Contact: Nikki Ashton
Foni Bintang Karanai,
City, State: Western Division, the Gambia,    Country: other    -----
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The Bintang Bolong Lodge is located near the village of Bintang, a small and authentic African village with approximately 700 inhabitants. The main source of income to the area include rice, peanuts and vegetable farming. Bintang is famous for its popular "Kankurang" dance. The Kankurang dancers wears a costume made of leaves and upon their head they sport a mask of red cloth with piercing horns. Women, singing and clapping, supply the rhythm and beat for the Kankurang dancers. The complex is situated in approximately 3 hectares of land on the banks of the Bintang Bolong, the largest tributary of the River Gambia. The main buildings are built on stilts and perfectly integrated into the surrounding mangrove forests. On this part of the river the tide level changes by more than 1 meter, so that at high tide well over half of the camp is flooded. For this reason, the majority of the lodgings are built on stilts amongst the Mangroves where wooden jetties provide docking facilities.

1) Lodging / bed & breakfast

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