Hard to believe that all the 5-star reviews are fair, but they are!
In other reviews, visitors have described the charms and warmth of the welcome at this delightful small resort. I'm not going to repeat the wealth of detail in other reviews except to say that the experience is as good as they say.
I'll just focus on a few things. First, the 8 full-time staff are exemplary. The catering, housekeeping, drivers, security and ground maintenance are just as good as at any first world resort, and this is a tribute to Heather and Moses, the owners, as well as to the talents and dedication of the staff themselves. They are friendly and capable. So you can experience The Gambia, which is an adventurous destination, while enjoying creature comforts at your home base as if having a luxury weekend in Devon (but the weather is better!). The lodges are very practical, with plenty of space, a locked off room for secure storage, very large and comfortable bed, and a powerful ceiling fan. There are hammocks and loungers too on the lodge patios.
Secondly, as we did bird-watching trips on 9 of the 10 days, Heather arranged the excellent itinerary, the guide (world class ability) and a driver, so you could go birding while leaving stuff safely in the vehicle with the driver. We saw 212 bird species (many stunning) but a serious birder could probably see more than 300 in 9 days.
So whether you want a birding trip with creature comforts, or a relaxing break in a striking destination, this is up there with the best of them.