' Gambia Holidays at the award winning Footsteps Eco-lodge

Gambia Holidays at Footsteps Eco-lodge

95% of guests awarded our hotel 4-5 stars in 20 years of providing holidays to Gambia.

Holiday in The Gambia
Welcome to The Gambia!

Whether you are looking to pursue a particular interest such as birdwatching, yoga and fishing or simply to recharge your batteries, our clients agree we are one of the best eco-hotels in The Gambia.

In as little as six hours you can be enjoying clear blue skies, golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles and lush green nature reserves.

Our peaceful location is 45 minutes from Banjul airport and situated next to the protected Koofung Forest park, one hour away from the mainstream tourist resorts.

Bathe in the warm and colourful culture of The Gambia and create holiday memories that will remain with you always!

Gambia Holidays - in the bush & by the beach

We cater for families with older children, suggested age twelve years and above, individual travellers and small groups alike in a quiet tranquil setting for your holiday in The Gambia.

We offer a variety of well-designed accommodations in relaxed and friendly surroundings where you can enjoy the finest international and Gambian food and drink.

Enjoy comfortable clean rooms and The Gambia's only fresh water filtered pool, an added bonus if you're a photographer or a birding enthusiast.

Relax on our sundeck
Relax on our sundeck

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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.

Food - Gambian Yassa
© Jason Florio

On and off-site activities

On and off-site activities local cooking, nature trails, cycling, birding, fishing, yoga, photography and many more.

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!

Beach fishing with the dogs
© David White

Finding the best eco-solutions

In 2018, we became the first accommodation provider in The Gambia to supply our guests a reusable 800ml drinking bottle along with free filtered water during your stay. This has saved literally thousands of plastic bottles a year. Imagine if more hotels did this!

We always strive to be good, honest and true in everything we do. We care deeply about our environment and work hard to ensure that the people who look after it benefit from its protection. Read more about sustainable tourism at Footsteps.


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 The Gambia, bring your camera.

Gambia Birding holidays

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.

Gambia Holidays Blog

Keep up to date with all the latest news, views, events, competitions and special offers from the lodge and the village of Gunjur through our Gambia Holiday Blog.

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Transfers & check-in

We have a 24 hour check in and airport collection service, so wherever you're travelling from and whatever time you arrive we are here just for you!

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Help & enquiries

Call Dodou in The Gambia:

+220 773 2060

(9 am - 5 pm)

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