Gambia Holidays at Footsteps eco-lodge

Holidays in Gambia 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 individual travelers and small groups alike we offer a quiet tranquil setting for your Gambia Holidays.

Footsteps eco-Lodge is positioned one kilometre back from golden sandy beaches next to the protected Kufoong Forest park in the South of Gambia and offers authentic intelligently designed cool accommodation in relaxed and friendly surroundings.

You will find comfortable clean rooms, fine Gambian and European food and Gambia’s only fresh water filtered pool which means: if you’re a photographer or a birding enthusiast then you’re certainly in the right place at the right time.

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

As well as enjoying the area’s serenity and natural beauty, Gambia Holidays also offer activities such as local cooking, nature trails, cycling, birding, fishing and photography.

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.

News & Backgrounds

If you want to find out what’s going on before you arrive, stay current or stay in touch with places and people you have met on your holidays, then look no further. Here’s where we’ll regularly post news and views local to the lodge, the village of Gunjur and its people.