Gambia Holidays at Footsteps Eco-lodge

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

Something to look forward to

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Planning ahead for a holiday could be risky right now so we want to make it as risk-free as we can for you.

This means you don’t have to book your flight until you’re satisfied it’s safe to do so. It also means that you and we have something to look forward to.

Our booking button is back and we have availability across most dates from January 1st – June 15th 2021. See specials in 2021

©David Founder Footsteps | Something to look forward to

Holidays in The Gambia

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.

Footsteps lodge | Holidays in Gambia | Holidays just the way you like them
Relax on our sundeck day or night

Recharge your batteries

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

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, Footsteps offers you the ideal place to relax and unwind.

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.

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.

eco pool
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.

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!

Gambia food | Yassa |authentic holidays
©Jason Florio | Vegetarian Yassa
©David White | Fishing with man’s best friend

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.

Latest News & blogs

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

Explore our website now and discover what Footsteps can offer you!

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