Blog by Morgan Kunda Lodge, October 2019
Morgan Kunda Lodge opens this season with a new nature reserve
The local authorities have secured a designated area that will now be protected as a nature reserve for Morgan Kunda, this is the land located between the Lodge and the river.
New bird hides, water holes and local attractions make Morgan Kunda Lodge the centre of tourism for the North Bank. The opening of the bridge providing access from Soma to Farafenni, provides huge opportunity for local people and tourists, making journey times quicker and easier to the North Bank.
Morgan Kunda Lodge is pleased that the plans are completed for increasing the number of guests to the area, attracting serious birders, naturalists and cultural tourists.
Morgan Kunda Lodge continues its quest for biodiversity, developing a community-based conservation programme that benefits and educates local people, and protects and enhances native key species. This programme includes; new bird hides, water pools, flowers and trees with shade encouraging habitat restoration, natural bee-keeping and established bird trails led by guides trained from the local community, demonstrating Responsible Tourism, conservation and the generation of funds going back to the village.
Morgan Kunda Lodge offers grassland, wetland rivers and marshes, plus native savannah woodland, all of which are significant habitat types for birds. The new bird pools and water holes ensure wildlife continues to visit the Lodge every day, so guests can view the species on site in shaded seated areas. The hides are positioned in various exclusive locations around the Lodge and are available for private bookings, all of which cater for industry experts and professional photographers.
Contact us to book your experience.
About Morgan Kunda Lodge
Morgan Kunda Lodge is a unique place to stay as it is run by a Gambian registered charity The Morgan Clark Foundation.
The Foundation supports Education and Midwifery Healthcare and is pioneering the development of responsible tourism in the North Bank Region.