To celebrate 50 years since the first Swedish tourists visited Gambia Mikael Bjornfot and Janne Hapamaaki from Sourze.se came to visit.
This is what they had to say about us:
We had a Swedish travel and food writer and a Finnish photographer to stay last weekend marking 50 years since the first Swedish tourists visited The Gambia. This is what he had to say about us:
Coming to Ngala Lodge is like visiting a friend's house. The warmth and friendliness one is received with upon arrival is both rare and precious. The all suite concept is admirable and gives the lodge an exclusive feeling, without, the snobbism, that might be the case with similar lodges around the world.
There is however, one thing, that differs the Ngala lodge from any other, and that it's delicious cuisine, delicately developed by in-house Chef Jonathan Groves, gives the lodge's in house guests as well as many external dinner guests, a truly mouth watering experience. The menu is broad with something for everyone, and is produced with fresh ingredients and - the love for the produce. I'm not surprised that it's regarded as The Gambia's best restaurant.
The Guide Michelin has given out stars to restaurants all over the world for many years, and their explanation for a 3 star restaurant is "that it's worth a trip itself", and that its exactly what I feel about this restaurant, and something, I together with the warm hospitality, miss the most, when I think back on my time at the lodge. I'll definitely, be a repeating guest for many years to come".
Travel, Food & Wine Editor