A safe and comfortable place from which to explore The Gambia


The name Picca Laa means “Birdsong” in the local dialect as it is situated next to the biggest bird reserve in The Gambia near to the traditional fishing village of Tanji.

Picca Laa began as a shared vision between a local Gambian businessman, Paul Jallow, and his European partner but is now run as a family business by Paul’s son Alieu and his wife Kaddi who live on-site and, along with other family members, will make sure you enjoy your stay at Picca Laa.

We planned to create a simple but clean and comfortable place from which guests could explore The Gambia whilst enjoying great local cooking and relaxing in the bar with a cold beer.

  • Next to bird reserve
  • 10 minutes from the beach
  • 2 bars and restaurant
  • Large and secure grounds to explore
  • Experienced and friendly team available 24/7

Included with every booking:

  • Complimentary drinks on arrival
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Complimentary airport transfers for a parties of 6+

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Next project to complete the top deck of the bar restaurant so that guests can watch the birds in the biggest bird reserve in The Gambia right next door. Better go steady with the G&Ts or may need winching down! ... See MoreSee Less

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Alieu has been busy with repainting some of the bungalows. Talk about bungalows of many colours! Hope you like! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mains Electricity coming to Picca Laa!

Finally we have taken the decision to install mains electricity at Picca Laa as part of our continuous improvement programme as the site grows.

Whilst solar will always be available as back-up the mains electricity will mean light all night and the option of fans for those warm and humid nights to make sure you have a good nights sleep ready to go exploring next day

Watch this space for WiFi – coming soon!
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Birds with Breakfast - some happy birders who jointly logged 50+ species locally including all 5 Kingfishers.

What would you like for breakfast with your birds?
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Alaji getting more fresh vegetables underway for guests - eco means fresh and sustainable. Note re-cycled shower head on watering can! ... See MoreSee Less

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