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Holidays in Gambia's warm and friendly Footsteps eco-lodges


Holiday accommodation in The Gambia for your perfect beach holiday destination. It 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. All of this only 6 hours from the UK with the same time zone which means no jet lag and you can be sipping cool drinks by our eco-pool or photographing tropical birds as soon as you arrive.


Footsteps is positioned 1 kilometre back from golden sandy beaches next to the protected Kunyoong Forest park in the South of Gambia and offers authentic intelligently designed cool accommodation in relaxed and friendly surroundings.

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


At our Lodge, as well as enjoying the area's serenity and natural beauty, you can also try some of our local activities which include local cooking, nature trails, bird-watching, beach fishing, cycling and photography or join Sarani and Lamin on guided half and full day trips to areas of local interest such as the capital city of Banjul or the local village of Gunjur with its thriving market and busy fishing centre.


Dreaming of long days in Gambian sunshine


Our guests return for holidays to Gambia more than once !


Catering for individual travelers and small groups alike we offer a quiet tranquil setting for your Gambia holiday and are dedicated to finding the best in ECO SOLUTIONS with all our power coming from solar panels. You will find comfortable clean rooms, fine Gambian / European food and we are home to Gambia's only fresh water filtered pool which means if your'e a photographer or a birding enthusiast then your certainly in the right place at the right time. If fishing is your pleasure then The Gambia coastline produces some of the best fishing anywhere in the world.

We recommend our guests involve themselves with local projects and local people, immerse yourself in the warm and colorful culture of Gambia and create holiday memories that will remain with you always.Take a tour of our website now and discover what Footsteps Eco Lodge can offer you !

Here are some reviews left by our guests on trip advisor


A week is just not enough...”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 20 June 2014

I stayed at Footsteps for a week in April. I travelled to The Gambia with my Dad, we stayed in the "Rabbit" lodge - a twin room. We had a fantastic relaxing week. We went primarily to do some birdwatching, and saw well over 100 species from inside the lodge's grounds. We had intended to do a few more trips,...


The Gambia Experience

5 of 5 starsReviewed 19 February 2014

First time in Africa, and it's more than I'd expected! First meeting with Footsteps- OS, the driver. He knows exactly where to take you. No matter what you want or need. He's also very helpfull. If you want to go shopping, let him take you to Brikama. A huge Gambian market! Since he's local, he will surely help you getting...


Jingles @ Footsteps

5 of 5 starsReviewed 19 December 2013

Having spent 2 xmas's at Footsteps i can truly recommend this beautiful hideaway, close to the sea for fishing or relaxing and the lodge itself is second to none. Wonderful hosts David and Linda really make everyone feel at home and its a pleasure to share great food along with great company and Christmas carols...


Paradise in West Africa”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 12 December 2013

If you are looking for a gorgeous setting, fantastic lodgings, superb "home from home" hospitality, don't hesitate, just book Footsteps. My second visit exceeded all my expectations, As a naturalist and someone interested in African art and customs, Gambia is second to none as a holiday destination. I love Footsteps and its staff so much, I feel like they are...


“wonderful holiday”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 January 2013

Our family of 3 (2 adults and 1 teenage daughter aged 16) stayed at Footsteps for 10 nights over xmas 2012 and had a wonderful holiday.



Trust in us for your holiday, you'll be glad you did

Gambian Splendid Sunbird

Gambian birds and wildlife

Providing you with photo opportunities like this everyday of your gambia holiday. See our birding breaks in the itinerary section.

A face full of character

Smiling coast of west africa

A country of beautiful heartwarming smiles, Gambia's people are so warm and friendly you won't want to leave

The River Gambia

Discover the river Gambia

Take a days excursion to visit Kunte Kinte Island and discover the origin of the slave trade and maybe see some dolphins too !

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