Photography and holidays in Africa can get no better than in The Gambia. Footsteps Eco-Lodge is only 6 hours from the UK. Without jet lag you can start photographing the Gambia on arrival.


The Gambia and its people are very colourful. With at least 576 species of bird in addition to monkeys, numerous reptiles, an abundance of flowers and unusual trees there’s always something to capture. Go see the Baobab tree for example, but make sure you bring your wide angle lens!


To complete your photography trip take in the local markets, villages and the capital Banjul, a vibrant and bustling West-African city.

Gambia photography | photographers portrait

6 of the BEST

Can you shoot 6 of the best? You don’t have to be a professional photographer to capture something typical, beautiful or funny. Photography is not about price and size of your camera. It’s about the person wielding it. Are you in the right place at the right time to join our new photography contest? More information can be found here! You can also check out the 2016 contestants.


These photographs are available as a signature postcard set at the lodge!

From our guests

We love photography as much as many of our guests do and we especially love the photographs and videos our guests make. Most of the photographs on our website were kindly donated by our previous guests. Since we have a big collection, here are some more of them we’d like to share with you:

Photography trips

Even though all activities offer unique photo opportunities, we also offer dedicated photography trips.