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Kairo Garden Guest House: A Lovely Place For Nature Lovers

By Yunus S Saliu

Your one-stop guest house during your visit to the Central River Region (CRR) is Kairo Garden Guest House in Kuntaur, it is a place for endless exploration. The place offers travelers a wide range of adventure, nature, food, and drinks.

With tough times in hotels in the TDA, it’s renaissance time at the coast which is now benefiting gradually from the upturn of visitors in the past few years as both Gambia Tourism Board (GTBoard) and National Centre for Arts and Culture under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture with other stakeholders are repackaging and developing new tourism products for the upcountry to improve on responsible tourism.

Kairo Garden Guest House is a value-for-money place to enjoy yourself to the fullest taking into consideration the facilities and activities to engage in.

Arriving at this guest house after checking in you have the opportunity to sit under trees closer to the River Gambia to enjoy the nature and calmness of the ocean.

Kairo Garden Guest House has different rooms including the bar and restaurant facing and overlooking the river while the cool breeze is not comparable to the beaches in the cities.

Giving a brief history of the establishment of this famous guest house among tourists was Ba Madi Sillah. He is the General Manager managing the place with other seven staff. He said Kairo in Mandika (one of the Gambia languages) means peace and was established in 2007 and started operation with just 8 rooms and two years later more rooms were added.

In 2022, the management of this guest house built more rooms and named the building River Front because it is near and faces the River Gambia.

For those who are seeking river cruising and other adventurous activities. Among these activities are boat trips on the river to see hippos, chimpanzees, and crocodiles among others. Tourists also cross from the guest house by boat to Baboon Island to have a nice time with baboons and see other islands.

The location of Kairo Garden is closer to hotspots where birdwatchers come to watch or spot among over 500 beautiful species of birds that can be seen in The Gambia riverside.

Visitors and tourists lodge there and other people can still enjoy other activities, including boat fishing trips, and nature travel to visit Baobab Forest to watch some red colobus birds and related beautiful ones. During your trips, you might be lucky to see some antelopes and others.

From the guest house to the Baboon Island it is 30 minutes in and 30 minutes out.

For easy communication, WIFI is installed at the guest house for the use of everyone, and tourists to this place are from different parts of Europe countries, America, Africa, and others. Most of the countries include the UK, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, and Scandinavia, too.

Kairo Garden Guest House does not have off-season thus domestic travelers patronize this lovely, friendly, and irresistible guest house where good service delivery to customers stands out. It becomes the choice of people because of its location, it is not far from Janjanbureh one of the famous historic islands, the road is accessible while the river is navigatable at any time.

Visit the Kairo Garden Guest House in Kuntaur, Central River Region, and experience the good hospitality of the Smiling Coast of Africa with good food, attentive service, better prices coupled with endless nature.


Yunus S Saliu

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