9.24.2010

Gypsy*Friday - Mandina Eco Lodge

As a follow up to last week's Gambia post I wanted to dedicate this week's Gypsy*Friday to the most amazing hotel/lodge I ever spent a night in. It was basically by accident that we found this stunning stunning stunning place in the middle of the African bush, guarded by orangutans and crocodiles! :) As it was off season we were the only guests (as we decided to stay for the night the moment we saw the place) and enjoyed some great food, great wildlife, peace, sunset over the river and listened to the amazing travel stories of the owner Terence, who is seriously the biggest travel I have ever met! Don't miss this place should you ever visit the Gambia! It's also the best honeymoon spot ever :)

I'd love to hear which was the most amazing hotel you've ever stayed in!!! :)

Happy weekend chicas!


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25 comments:

Sabina said...

Wow, I'd totally spend my honeymoon there - I adore it! So lovely, when I'm older I'll definitely visit some exotic locations!!! :))) Looks fantastic!

Candice said...

Wow! That's fantastic! Adding this to my vacation spot list!

Miss Footloose said...

I should have gone there when I lived in Ghana! It would have been my most fabulous hotel/lodge ever. too.

Of the hundreds of places I have slept around the world, non stand out in the fab department. Luxurious, yes, disgusting, yes, boring, yes (let me count the ways) but nothing as wonderful as the one on the picture. Sigh!

Still, I have time!

Fit With Flash said...

Arenas Del Mar, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica! It sits on an ecological preserve in the rainforest. Entirely open to everything! gorgeous and peaceful.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i've stayed at world class hotels - but not like this one pictured - i wanna stay THERE!

Cara said...

I wish I could say I stayed here!!

PS. favorite hotels I stayed at were in the Swiss Alps, and in Santorini

Rosa&Carlotta said...

omg this is sooo nice!
I want to be there : )


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Wild and Precious said...

this looks straight out of The Bachelor!!

wowzers!

best hotel i have ever stayed in was in Vietnam - a 5star Hilton! But everything there is so much less expensive!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

That place looks amazing. I hope one day I get the chance to go there.

Elizabeth Benfield said...

wow! that place looks amazing. oh how i wish i could invent something, become wealthy and fly there now.

melifaif said...

Oh my goodness....you found Heaven on Earth!!! You did it!!! 8-) Such an amazing and tranquil place....I wanna go. Can I just click my heels together??? Ha! Wish it was so easy. Thanks for sharing.

Urban Style Vibes said...

What a lovely place, please can I go there?;-) Have a lovely weekend girl!

Lise M.

Nicole Lisa said...

You are making me want to go to Gambia soon :o)
The pictures are beautiful and it looks to be a very luxurious place to be.
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Mariel Torres said...

i absolutely adore this! sounds like the perfect getaway spot ;)

Lisa Griffin said...

OMG you lucky girl this looks incredible! unfortunately i normally tend to skip on lodging for more activity funds, but this could cause rethinking
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Claire Kiefer said...

Every single one of those pictures looks absolutely amazing. Oh, to be you for even just a week, ha! Happy Friday. :)

Claire said...

Looks fab :) Mr D and i stayed in a lighthouse on the west coast of scotland which had been made into a hotel, very rugged, very secluded and the hotel itself was posh as hell haha!!

ORIGINAL SEED said...

heaven on earth

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

Another amazing place. Such a quaint place and yes I can see that it would be a perfect honeymoon spot.

A La Mode et Plus! said...

Wow that is incredible!! I would love to be there someday. So far, the best hotel I've stayed in was the Kempton in Chicago. The beds were window seats that overlooked the city and it was sooo cool. Not as cool as this though!

daily mix LA said...

gorgeous!!!

Chiara said...

This place looks like paradise!!! Such a lovely getaway!
Excuse my ignorance, but approx. how long is a flight to The Gambia from Europe?
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*Simply Colette* said...

This place is Awesome! :) Have a great weekend sweetie :) xoxo

Bionica said...

wow
it's really a beautiful hotel
the poolside photo is great =)

-Bionica

Alex York said...

this place looks amazing :D

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