June in Gambia


June in The Gambia is almost too beautiful to put into words. I’d almost forgotten because of its been eleven years since I have spent this much time here. Not wanting to mention the C-word but of course, that’s the reason we were still in The Gambia. No flights and all borders locked down. I …

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Update | Season 2020/21

By the eco pool

Update | What a year this has been for us all. Covid19 has changed our lives and left us with feelings of uncertainty about our futures. Insecurity about our employment, travel and what may lay ahead have all had a devastating effect on each and every one of us. How can we go forward when …

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But it was Comfy

But it was comfy

I love the old E Class Mercs and they just seem to go on forever, regardless of what may fall off or cease to function along the way. In their distinctive green and yellow livery, these timeless classics make up around sixty per cent of the tourist taxi fleet in The Gambia. E Class Mercs …

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The Footsteps Dogs

The Footsteps Dogs, Seven

For those who will be visiting Footsteps this year on 18th January 2020, we will be having a birthday party for Seven and Yoga. The Footsteps Dogs. Seven will be seven years old on 18th January. And, well we’re not quite sure of Yoga’s birthday exactly, but she will be four years old also. Those …

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UK or Gambia

Footsteps eco-lodge Gambia | 6 of the best photos competition | 2017 finalist Mark Gray

UK or Gambia, what’s the difference? When I lived in the UK I think I had it pretty good. Nice job, nice car, nice house, nice things etc! Mostly, I accumulated stuff: clothes, CDs, gadgets – and for the most part, I thought I was happy. Yet it would be fair to say, after spending …

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Stay in Touch

Typical Gambian fishing boat

Hello everyone, stay in touch wherever you are and we hope you are all well and observing safety guidelines. For us, in The Gambia, we are in our 8th week of countrywide lockdown and social distancing. And we thought you might like to know what we are doing to keep busy and how we all …

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My 3 Favourite Gambia Beach Walks

My favourite beach walks

Beach walks Beach walks: walking is good for the soul and for your general well-being. It’s also great for your dog. And if you didn’t bring one on holiday with you then we have a couple of very obliging mutts at the lodge called Seven and Yoga. Always on hand to accompany you πŸ˜€πŸΎ Gambia …

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