Kairaba Beach Hotel Kololi


The Kairaba Hotel is a luxurious five-star hotel on the idyllic coast of The Gambia in West Africa. Situated on the magnificent golden beach of Kololi, the Kairaba Hotel offers a unique atmosphere of relaxation and comfort in which to rest and unwind in complete comfort. The ambiance of Kairaba oozes serenity and tranquillity. A mere 6-hou r flight from western Europe, the serenity and charm of the Kairaba Beach Hotel is within easy reach of international travellers. In the middle of 40 acres of lush tropical gardens and miles of pristine sandy beaches, it is the perfect location to put the hectic pace of everyday life behind you and enjoy a place of peace and beauty. All our rooms offer an exceptionally high standard of comfort and overlook both the ocean and the beautiful natural landscaped gardens surrounding the crystal-clear pools.


The hotel complex features a total of 150 air-conditioned, spacious rooms. All rooms are equipped with minibar, safe, direct dialing telephone facilities with internet connection, in-house video, satellite TV channels, piped music, bathtub/shower and hairdryer. The Suite categories are: Premium suites, Executive suites, Garden suites, Service apartments, Kairaba Suite and Executive Suite. All Suites feature an entrance hall, a kitchenette, a dining room/lounge, a master bathroom and a separate guest bathroom. All Suites are equipped with minibar, safe, direct dialing telephone facilities with internet connection, in-house video, satellite TV channels, piped music, bathtub/shower and hairdryer. The room categories are: Standard room, Deluxe rooms and Superior Deluxe rooms. Standard and Deluxe rooms have one bedroom, they differ each in size and form from the other. All rooms are equipped with minibar, safe, direct dialing telephone facilities with internet connection, in-house video, satellite TV channels, piped music, bathtub/shower and hairdryer.

Amenities & Services

The entertainment and recreation program at The Kairaba Hotel is comprehensive but with style – night activities include local folklore & African dancers, cultural shows, live bands and piano entertainment at the Monsoon Bar. The popular weekly Management Cocktails is the perfect occasion to meet other guests, make friends and talk to Kairaba’s Management Team. The endless long beach along the shores invites not only for all sorts of aqua activities, but also for quiet and relaxing walks – alone or with company. The beach is perfectly safe and clean – the sea around Gambia is rich of gorgeous fish and seafood. Inhale the fresh sea-breeze which is pregnant with powerful iodine, while watching the fishermen’s return from their successful trips. The Kairaba Hotel offers sports activities and recreation program for all age levels. While the less energetic may prefer lawn croquet, table tennis, boule, (boccia), darts, garden chess or a game at the pool table, the sportive guest surely will appreciate the morning jogging along the beach, aerobics, beach volleyball, water volleyball, archery, Tennis and Squash.
  • Nine restaurants and bars
  • Ice Cream Parlour
  • Gym
  • Observatory in hotel grounds
  • Banqueting and conference facilities (with ensuite lobby for exhibitions)
  • In-house clinic
  • AC, hair dryer, Satellite TV and safety deposit boxes in all rooms
  • Business centre in the lobby
  • WiFi internet access
  • Wheel Chair friendly facilities and rooms
  • Golf course nearby at Fajara Club
  • Pool with integrated children's area
  • Children's playground
  • Croquet and Petanque lawns, Table Tennis, Giant Chess board
  • Curio shop
  • Massage / Hairdressing & Beauty Salon/Food Therapy


THE KINGFISHER TERRACE RESTAURANT: This is Kairaba’s main dining place – a tropical style restaurant with cane furniture, fully air-conditioned, with a large al-fresco terrace allowing a splendid view of the gardens and the ocean. Breakfast is served at the Kingfisher Restaurant and the extensive spread of the bountiful buffet will satisfy even the most discerning palate. The evening Theme Buffets are a well kept secret by the international travelling society and the delicious variety of creatively prepared dishes are astonishing to even the greatest die-hard gourmets. Daily complimentary Afternoon Tea for guests staying at the Kairaba. SHIKRA – FINE DINING RESTAURANT: The Shikra is perhaps “the best” of what Gambia has to offer when in comes to gourmet dining – the haute cuisine celebrated by our award winning chefs is second to none and equals with those of the famous Michelin Star rated restaurants. Ambiance, service and the ambrosial delicacies at the Shikra are in perfect harmony – stylish décor, brisk – almost invisible waiters and the selection of fine wines and food are the essence of many years hospitality tradition, which only Kairaba is able to offer. BODEGA CASA FERNANDO: The Casa features a distinctive Mediterranean cuisine, covering the flavors and textures of the most famous Latino and Middle Eastern Countries. Accent is set on fresh fish and seafood, tapas and mezze, wood-fire baked pizzas, paellas and char-grilled meats. The scent of excellent Olive Olio extra vergine, fresh herbs and garlic mixes well with the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere of this place. Dream away by a glass of chilled pink summer wine or sip the fiery glittering Sangria and forget all the hassle and bustle of the outside world – you are in tranquil Gambia, surrounded by lovely people, savoring the fruits of your work – fly – fly – and enjoy. Seating Capacity: 100 seats THE MALIMBE RESTAURANT: Sample the gorgeous taste of real African Dishes prepared by smiling Gambia Mammies – enjoy a light meal, a salad or one of those unforgettable Jumbo Sandwiches. The Malimbe – integrated into a traditional African Style House with grass covered roof is located at the poolside just a few steps away from the beach – and absorbs that special in-describable relaxed holiday feeling. During the dry season themed buffets are served at evenings, which are accompanied by various entertainment and local culture shows. THE BOLONG POOL BAR: Guests at the Kairaba love the airy African atmosphere which the Bolong Bar absorbs. Here the dress- code is left to the customer’s desire – live music and evening shows change daily. The Bolong serves the coldest drinks and the freshest juices in Gambia – light food and snacks are available throughout the opening hours, Inhale the fresh sea-breeze which is pregnant with powerful iodine while watching the fishermen’s return from their successful trips. THE MONSOON BAR: Located at the main building and adjacent to the Kingfisher Restaurant, this Bar serves a large array of tropical and international Cocktails and Long Drinks, draught & imported Beers, Wine & Champagne by the glass as well as the real Italian Expresso and Cappucino. Fully air-conditioned, the Monsoon Bar also boasts an alfresco terrace, where one can witness the most spectacular sundown along the West African Coast. Listen to live Piano Music at evenings.

Activities & Facilities

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES: The only 5-Star hotel in THE GAMBIA with a state-of-the-art Conference Centre. The Kairaba Hotel boasts a variety of Congress – Conference – Meeting – and Banqueting Rooms of various size and shape. A professional crew of specialists ensures the perfect settings and services and are at your disposal around the clock. A large multipurpose hall, the Jaameh Hall, of 600 sqm size, fully air-conditioned, offers a simultaneous translating system for 400 receivers {Phillips Induction Type} and a fully equipped stage. All meeting rooms are fully air-conditioned as well and most are featuring day light and access to the lower terrace, which is an ideal spot for Coffee/Tea Breaks, Cocktails and quick Lunches. All necessary conference equipment and utensils are available, many of them free of charge:
  • Simultaneous Translation Equipment for up to 4 languages
  • Overhead Projector
  • Slide Projector
  • Television & Video Equipment
  • Sound Equipment (built-in and portable)
  • Flip Charts
  • White Boards
  • Screens of various sizes
  • Lecterns
  • Laser Pointers
  • Epson Multimedia Projector (up to 4×4 projection size)
Fully equipped Business & Travel Services Centre with:
  • Secretarial services
  • Computers
  • Internet & E-mail access
  • Fax
  • Photocopier

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