We ensure YOU get the holiday you deserve while making sure the LOCALS receive what they deserve. We promise you:
Our sustainable mission
Footsteps Eco-Lodge is dedicated to improve The Gambia’s trade in responsible tourism and thereby encourage sustainable employment within The Gambia.
We will encourage greater numbers of tourists to visit The Gambia. This will be achieved while encouraging others to improve the ecology of the country.
Our building, employment and operational strategy will adhere to a policy of being ‘Good, Honest and True’.
We will educate other tourist-based businesses on how they can reduce the ecological impact of their trade on the delicate ecosystem of The Gambia. This enables those businesses benefiting from that trade to pass on the message and lessons learnt. This will encourage others to act in the same responsible manner.
To sustain the above policy our lodge:
- is fitted throughout with composting toilets
- has a grey water filtration system
- utilizes solar and wind generated power and other such ecologically sound practises.
We help our guests to enjoy the benefits of an ecologically responsible location by using local Gambian employees. Each employee receives relevant training, fair pay, medical assistance and the opportunity for advancement.
We work closely with The Institute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia and The Gambia School of Business Management. We encourage future generations to embrace and understand the need for sustainable, profitable and socially responsible tourism.
We support local schools, business initiatives, and educational programs dealing with clean water supplies.
- The Niaforang project
- The Gunjur Upper Basic School
- The Gunjur Museum Project
- The Abubacar Sidique Foundation for Orphan Welfare.
You can help too! Just ask us about community activity during your holiday.