David (Founder)

I moved to The Gambia in 2001 having spent most of my working life in finance. Footsteps was opened in January 2002 employing 20 staff, most of which are still working alongside us to this day. We have set new standards in eco-tourism in The Gambia and strive to set new standards each year.

Beach Dogs in The Gambia

Playing dogs on the beach

The Gambia, is home to a unique and intriguing phenomenon: beach dogs. These resilient canines have carved out a special place in the hearts of both locals and tourists alike. Origins and Characteristics These beach dogs, are a mixed breed of mostly African village dogs. They are known for their agility, strength, and adaptability to …

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Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Gambia

Flowering Moringa

Harnessing Nature’s Healing Power Gambia, boasts a rich biodiversity and a long history of traditional medicine. The traditional healers, known as “marabouts,” have been harnessing the power of plants and herbs for centuries to treat various ailments. In this article, we will explore some of the fascinating medicinal plants and herbs found in Gambia. Moringa …

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Oware, A Game Of Strategy And Skill


Oware, also known as “The Warri Game,” is a traditional African board game that has been enjoyed for centuries. It is a captivating two-player strategy game that provides endless hours of entertainment and challenges your strategic thinking skills. Origins and Cultural Significance Oware is played on a wooden board consisting of several pits and pebbles …

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