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+


“Fantastic paradise for bird spotters or those wanting to quietly relax.
A family run eco-lodge, warm and friendly staff and just a great place to relax.”

CB – Yorkshire, UK


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3 months ago

Picca Laa Eco Lodge

Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned Range Rover while exploring The Gambia. From it’s new home at Picca Laa.

Picca Laa is introducing an executive range of transfers and tours in our V8 Range Rover SE specially imported from America which means go anywhere in safety knowing your vehicle is fully serviced and up to the high UK standards.

Champagne tours and champagne transfers – details coming soon! Email for details: info@piccalaa.co.uk or visit the website www.piccalaa.co.uk.
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4 months ago

Picca Laa Eco Lodge

Well some 4 months later electricity finally arrives at Picca Laa!
Now we can really have cold beers and ice cream
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6 months ago

Picca Laa Eco Lodge

If you are canoeing at Tanji why not call in for a drink. PS we have flushing toilets which beats the bush any day! ... See MoreSee Less

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