The trees at Footsteps

Trees at Footsteps

While sitting upstairs on our sundeck this evening, Linda and I were admiring the trees and flowering bushes at Footsteps. We realised that there were memories attached to a great many of the beautiful examples contained inside our grounds. There is of course a story to go with every tree but we have planted in …

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Is it now safe to travel to The Gambia?

Is it safe to travel to The Gambia

Is it now safe to travel to The Gambia? This time last year, I was, to say the least, unsure of how we would all be coping with Covid and the restrictions it placed upon us. I knew how dangerous it was but refused to believe it could stop the world in its tracks. I …

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The smiling coast

The Smiling Coast

Don’t ask me what it is about Gambia’s smiling coast? I couldn’t tell you other than it gets under your skin and once there it stays there. The people are gorgeous and for me as a photographer, present with a multitude of opportunities. I’ve been going there during the sad winters in the UK for …

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African Wattled Lapwing

Wattled Lapwing

The African Wattled Lapwing sometimes referred to as The Senegal Wattled Plover is found near to Footsteps at the nearby wetlands. The yellow flaps under its eyes are called “wattles”, hence the name Wattled Lapwing. Bird information. Where is the African Wattled Lapwing found? As mentioned earlier, this large wader is found a short stroll away …

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Gunjur in The Gambia

Fatou Barry

If you are looking for a holiday that is going to leave you with the most wonderful memories and the desire to return over and over again, look no further than Gunjur in The Gambia. In particular, the place to stay is Footsteps, an eco-lodge near Gunjur about 50 mins from Banjul airport. It is …

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Black-crowned Night-heron

Black-crowned Night heron

The Black-crowned Night-heron can be seen at Footsteps or nearby at the wetlands a short walk away. Found across most of the world including The Uk in Somerset where the first breeding pair with fledgelings were seen in 2017. As you can see from the pictures below, this bird seems to prefer standing on one …

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An ethical fashion brand, Originafrica

Ousman, weaver at Footsteps

As an ethical fashion brand based in the UK, responsible cotton production is at the heart of our thoughts. Cotton production, cotton history and the historical human impacts of this industry are in our hearts. While the world desperately tries to move on to reusable fabrics during the ensuing environmental crisis that builds (especially the …

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