Gambia Holidays at Footsteps Eco-lodge

Gambia Holidays at Footsteps Eco-Lodge. Your perfect ‘off the grid’ beach holiday destination.

The Gambia has clear blue skies, golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles and lush green nature reserves.

Most of all, its welcoming people are kind and gentle with smiles that will melt your heart and we recommend our guests involve themselves with local projects and local people.

Immerse yourself in the warm and colourful culture of Gambia and create holiday memories that will remain with you always!

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Holidays in the bush & by the beach

Catering for both individual travelers and small groups, we offer a quiet tranquil setting for your Gambia Holidays.

Footsteps eco-Lodge is located one kilometre from golden sandy beaches and next to the protected Kufoong Forest park in the South of Gambia and offers a variety of well-designed accommodation in relaxed and friendly surroundings.

Footsteps eco-Lodge offers comfortable clean rooms, fine Gambian and European food and The Gambia’s only fresh water filtered pool, an added bonus if you’re a photographer or a birding enthusiast.

Take a tour of our website now and discover what Footsteps Eco Lodge can offer you!


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Fresh food whenever you want it


Everything you want from a hotel restaurant: two innovative flamboyant chefs creating mouth watering meals to suit every taste from a modern open view kitchen and with the best fresh ingredients.

We serve breakfast, lunch, snacks and each evening we offer a new  three course menu for dinner which includes stunning European, vegetarian and local options.

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On and off-site activities

Gambia Holidays offer a wide variety of activities, such as local cooking, nature trails, cycling, birding, fishing, photography and many more.

Go on guided bird-watching excursions with Lamin, or join Sarani on guided half and full day trips to areas of local interest such as the local village of Gunjur with its thriving market and busy fishing centre.

If fishing is your pleasure then The Gambia coastline produces some of the best fishing anywhere in the world!

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Finding the best eco solutions

Built in 2002 by two Englishmen, David White and Len Wright, the Footsteps holidays ethos is to offer you a first class holiday experience while having little or no negative consequence to the environment or its custodians and their culture.

Of course, all our power comes from solar panels, but everything else here is good, honest and true as well.


The guests that come to Footsteps for their holidays often bring very high quality photographic equipment and the images they capture are worthy of exhibition in the best of galleria, which is why we have created this one just for you.

Be inspired and when you come to Gambia bring your camera. You might just shoot 6 of the best and win our contest!

Birding holiday

The Gambia is a paradise for birdwatching and birders, with more than 500 species to be seen, and Footsteps offers not only day trips for the dedicated birder, but also bird hides on site where as many as 100 species can be seen within the grounds of the lodge.

If you are interested in birding, check out our Gambia birding page and itineraries. Other trips can be tailor made for you if you wish.

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