Holidays in Gambia’s warm and friendly Footsteps eco-lodge

Holidays in 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 and 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!

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 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!

Trust in us for your holidays.

You’ll be glad you did!



Trust in us for your holidays.

You’ll be glad you did!



Second visit to Footsteps
and once again it did not disappoint… a very relaxing place to stay, the staff are very friendly and helpful, the quality and presentation of food is excellent and there are quite a few interesting activities, both free and paid, on-site… Thoroughly enjoyable… Read more on Tripadvisor
5 of 5 stars | 19 April 2015

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Little Slice of Heaven in Gambia
Great accommodation, fantastic food, fantastic staff, fantastic fresh water pool, fantastic weather and the highlight for us, fantastic wildlife everywhere in and around Footsteps. The ethos of sustainability is interwoven into all aspects of Footsteps and it’s rewarding to see that it actually works!… We would happily recommend Footsteps Eco Lodge to anyone wanting to experience a ‘Taste of the Gambia’… Read more on Tripadvisor
5 of 5 stars | 11 November 2014

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It feels pure, natural and soothing. Which are all good metaphors for Footsteps Eco Lodge, really, a place that quietly gets on with the good work it believes in. Simply because it comes naturally to them… Read everything the judges said

Paradise in West Africa
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… I love Footsteps and its staff so much, I feel like they are my family… I would not choose anywhere else… Read more on Tripadvisor
5 of 5 stars | 12 December 2013

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what an excellent choice we made! We had never visited the Gambia and so really didn’t quite know what to expect… What we found was peace and quiet, sunshine, birdsong, courteous staff, excellent locally sourced, cooked to order food and a lodge dog that stole our hearts – yes Annie that’s you!… What can we say we loved it – so stay away so we can enjoy it all to ourselves!… Read more on Tripadvisor
5 of 5 stars | 20 March 2012

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Totally relaxing fab holiday with great staff
The service and attention from the staff is impeccable… The food is second to none, sourced locally and always freshly cooked… We particularly like the personal touch that came from staying at a small complex… It is a very peaceful and tranquil place which allows for a very relaxing holiday with no pressure as there are no timetable to stick too with regard to meals. You are able to have what you want when you want it and nothing is too much trouble… Read more on Tripadvisor
5 of 5 stars | 1 May 2011

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Highest eco credentials coupled with incredibly friendly hotel
As this is my third stay at Footsteps you can guess that I like it!… David and all his colleagues and staff really go the extra mile to make your stay a very happy one. Great food and drink, comfortable huts and a tranquil environment… The outstanding attribute of footsteps are the staff who are always cheerful, helpful and friendly…. Read more on Tripadvisor
5 of 5 stars | 4 December 2010

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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.

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 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!

Finding the best eco solutions

Built in 2002 by two Englishmen, David White and Len Wright, the Footstep 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!


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.