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Reminiscing On My Gambian Experience

We all need a vacation! You know you need a vacation when you start getting on your own nerves. Invariably i’m saying this girl is overdue for a vacation before she explodes, please be nice and suggest very lovely and affordable destinations.
What better way to let go, relax and recharge than to jet off to a cool vacation spot. This time, we headed to The Gambia, a country in West Africa with it’s capital as Banjul for a 5day getaway. All travel arrangements (flights, airport pickup and hotel reservation) was made by wakanow.com.

The exciting and restful five (5) days was spent in the luxurious Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa, located in Serekunda, Gambia less than thirty (30) minutes from Banjul International Airport (BJL). The experience was one of a kind having me reminiscing over a vacation i embarked on a long time ago.

Here’s my stay review @SheratonGambia

Awesome Experience
– I loved the mix of modern and vintage architecture
– Courteous staffs; always smiling and ready to help
– Great ambiance and interior especially at the reception
– Rooms and bedding were clean, i loved the sea view
– We had great fun at the beach and pool side #MyCousinsRock
– I loved the shuttle service that takes you round the hotel
– The spa facilities were outdated compared to other hotels we visited
– The meal choices were good and varied. Breakfast at the Cremata Restaurant, a little snack and drink here and there at the beachfront and we ate out too (I am not such a foodie)”

Enjoy the stay pictures!

I didn’t capture this. You know right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back view of my room

 

Back view of the Cremata Restaurant
We hit the pool immediately after unpacking just to calm our bodies from the 3hour journey. Please forgive me for the poor quality pictures!
 
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On this day, we headed to Banjul Market to do some shopping. Unfortunately, there are no pictures. I wasn’t comfortable taking pictures in the market because i wasn’t sure of the traders’ reaction.

 

Me and my crew: Bunny & Hovey

 

Shuttle Service available on request

 

The third day i guess, we went for lunch at The Coco Ocean Gambia Resort & Spa. Don’t you just love the decor and lighting of the hotel entrance? It’s so welcoming

After lunch, we went checking out the rooms, after all we are tourist. It’s allowed

 

 

Fourth day was spent at the Kachikally Crocodile Pool and Museum. It had a small pool side market where local fabrics, already-made clothes, bags and beads are sold.

*WARNING* The view below is for the brave hearts

 

 

 

 

 

The last day was spent indoor and at the Naatange Spa & Fitness Center for a little pampering and relaxation of the mind, body and soul (this was a complimentary package). A time at the Sauna and Steam room, a massage and a pedicure and i was set to head back to Nigeria.

 

 

What were you expecting to see?

 

 

 

 

This is my first Travel Profile Post, i hope you enjoyed it? I will be bringing more of my travel adventures, both local and international and i am sure it will get better than this.

P.S: This isn’t a sponsored post, i had an awesome time and needed to share.

What else do you want me to include in the travel adventure posts?

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Nkem Offonabo is a Banker, Entrepreneur, Humanitarian and Lead, Editor at Crown Musings. She is passionate about Decor, Personal Development and Wealth Creation. She believes that every individual is unique and has potential for greatness if properly nurtured. She hopes to use her blog community to Inspire, Motivate, Empower, Transform and ultimately help people become the best version of themselves.

25 Comments

25 Comments

  1. Ugo Egwumba

    September 17, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    My blog aunty can flex o…and you are showing us pictures baa? Diaris God o!
    We all need vacations. I am inspired by this one.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
    Egwumba’s Blog

  2. Nwamaka Ajaegbu

    September 17, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Whao!. Somebody had fun!!!! Life is good mehn. Thanks for showing us pictures. Some people will go and keep quiet without letting us know what it feels like to leave Naija. Lol. Thanks really.

    Welcome back, sweetie. 🙂

  3. Nkem Okechukwu

    September 17, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Ugochukwu! Where are your travel destination suggestions?

  4. Nkem Okechukwu

    September 17, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    @Nwamaka, Life is good I tell you! I wish I can be on vacation in 6months and twice in a year LOL

  5. Tamie

    September 17, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Lovely pictures.. loved the pics with the greenery.
    Were those live crocs?

  6. Nkem Okechukwu

    September 18, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Thanks Tamie, yea they are but harmful when they are out of water though that was a gentle tap at d back. LOL

  7. Nma Ojike

    September 19, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Lovely sights…but those crocs made.my skin crawl.

    Nma's Blog 

  8. Nkem Okechukwu

    September 19, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Hahaha, Mma but I warned you from the onset. *eHug*

  9. Trendymother

    September 21, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Travel mama! WhWhat destination beckons your soul now? I'I'll suggest Cape Town, SA

  10. bolatito fashina

    September 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    I have been thinking of vacation for months. Infact my hubby and I need it. But no time.
    I love what I see here, it's not a bad choice for a small plan vacation

    Bolateethole.blogspot.com

  11. Nkem Okechukwu

    September 22, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Trendymother, anywhere lovely and peaceful cos that's what my soul needs now. Ok, send travel details for Cape Town. We should plan and do it together what do you think?

  12. Nkem Okechukwu

    September 22, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Yea, thanks Bola. So where are you guys planning to visit. Share with me here plssssssss

  13. Lohla's Melange

    September 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Nkem chopping life Okechukwu! Chai just what I need mehn, with no bambino oh just me and the hubster, but tighter than tight schedule would not allow somebody be great. Good to see you had fun. Welcome hun.

  14. Nkem Okechukwu

    September 22, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    LMAO @Nkem chopping life Okechukwu. I feel you hun, it's all about planning but funny this trip was on impulse….but we had fun
    Thanks hun

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  16. Honiilols

    October 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Great review. Gambia has become a choice spot for me. A friend went there for his honeymoon and had such great things to say about the Kachikally crocodile pool & musuem, the Tanger fish market and Independent museum. Thanks for affirming The Gambia is a great choice for vacation.

  17. Adaeze Writes

    October 12, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I want to come too! You had so much fun, why wasn't I invited?
    A vacation is too necessary, but did you really touch that croc?
    Nice post dear.

    • Nkem Okechukwu

      April 24, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Honi pls tell me you are headed to The Gambia or where?

  18. Nkem Okechukwu

    October 12, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Hey Honi, I am already looking for new vac spots

  19. Nkem Okechukwu

    October 12, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Hahahaha, ok i'll invite you on my next trip. probably a whole new location

  20. Adaezenwa

    October 21, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Gambia has been on my mind for a while however the spirit is willing but the pocket is weak. I'm glad you had a nice time.

  21. Nedoux

    October 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Nkem,

    Thank you for sharing these lovely photographs.

    So Beautiful! Now I want a vacation too, the Gambia looks so blissful 🙂

    Enjoy the rest of the week!

  22. Nkem Okechukwu

    October 28, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Ada, i speak to your pocket, Receive strength!
    Hahhahaha

  23. Nkem Okechukwu

    October 28, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Thanks Nedu. It was a blissful experience. Do plan one ok?

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