Gambia Holidays at Footsteps Eco Lodge

In 20 yrs providing Gambia Holidays, 95% of guests reviewed our service 4-5 stars on TripAdvisor

Opening October 15th 2021

Booking your holiday in Gambia has never been easier or risk-free!
Book now with no deposit, nothing to pay until one month before travel & a full refund up to 2 weeks before travel.

According to our governments, most of us should receive Covid vaccinations by September 2021 and we can look forward to visiting The Gambia again. The Footsteps team is waiting with a warm welcome for you all 🥰

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Holidays in Gambia

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

We offer a variety of well-designed rooms 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 freshwater filtered pool, an added bonus if you’re a photographer or a birding enthusiast.

Holidays in Gambia, relax on our sundeck.
Relax on our sundeck day or night

Recharge your batteries

When you book your Gambia holiday at Footsteps, you can look forward to staying in one of the most beautiful, natural environments The Gambia has to offer.

Why would you want an all-inclusive Gambia holiday when Our eco-credentials mean you’ll get the holiday you deserve, safe in the knowledge that the environment – and the people who depend upon it – are catered for too.

Whether chatting with friends (old and new), enjoying the finest food and drink, or exploring the woodlands and beaches on your doorstep, Gambia Eco-holidays offers you the ideal place to relax and unwind.

Gambia has a relaxed attitude toward time. Things often run a little late. We recommend to take off your watch and reconnect with nature and your surroundings. When you stop worrying about being somewhere at a certain time life starts to reset. Just like a clock, ( no pun intended ). Eat when you’re hungry and sleep when you’re tired. Do as much or as little as you like and let Gambia work its magic.

Our freshwater Eco-pool

Unique to The Gambia and at the heart of the lodge is our freshwater eco-pool. It’s a favourite not only with our guests but also with the wildlife visiting each day.

It is most literally the place to be on hot afternoons. To sit with newfound friends with your feet in the cool water is heaven. Watch numerous birds come down to drink, no need for binoculars at this birding hotspot.

Powered by solar and filtered naturally through reed beds, it is home to Chameleons, Dragonflies, Butterflies and numerous birds. Some regular visitors are Pygmy Kingfisher, African Paradise Flycatcher and Little-Green Bee-Eaters.

Gambia holidays
Relaxing around the eco-pool

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. Try your hand at making Benachin, a sort of risotto dish. Or maybe a Domada which is a stew made with peanuts. See some examples of local recipes and instructions on how to make them yourself here.

Gambia food | Yassa | authentic holidays
©Jason Florio | Vegetarian Yassa

Gambia holidays activities

On and off-site activities include 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!

Fishing holiday in Gambia
©David White | Fishing with man’s best friend

The Best Eco-solutions

In 2018, we became the first-holiday 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 and our commitment to reducing our use of plastics.

Read our blog

Take a look at our blog where you will find not only articles from Footsteps founder, David but also experiences had by some of our guests too.

These below are our most recent but you will find a whole lot more here, go on take a look …..👀

Gambia Birding holidays

The Gambia is a paradise for birdwatching and birders, with more than 550 species to be seen.

Footsteps offer 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 holidays birding page and itineraries. Other trips can be tailor-made for you if you wish.

We have a dedicated birding blog now too with the kind of images all serious photographers want.

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Each year from June 15th until October 15th Footsteps closes its doors to conduct essential maintenance and for our staff to receive some well-earned time off, ensuring a high-quality product each year for our guests.

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