Footsteps guest posts

Posts from our lovely guests about their stay at Footsteps Eco-Lodge and their experience of visiting The Smiling Coast of The Gambia.


Mama Afrika Team

My Gambia internship In 2013, when I was in my last academic year Bachelor of Midwifery in Brussels, I was selected for an internship abroad to a land of my choosing… WAUW, that was my dream! I was able to choose an African country to stay and work for 3 months, to help less fortunate …


Is Gambia beautiful?

Is Gambia beautiful? A few years ago, I read a travel report about The Gambia, “the smiling coast of Africa”, in a Belgian magazine and knew that I absolutely had to visit this place. In November 2018, the time had finally come. Together with a friend, we planned a 10-day holiday in the West African …

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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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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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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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Wildlife photography in Gambia

Andrea Luschi

I love to travel, I and love wildlife photography. I’m Italian and based in Spain for 17 years, in my research saw the Gambia as a pretty good option. Researching deeper on the internet and YouTube, I realize that the Gambia actually could be a great option. Only 4 hours flight from  Barcelona, beautiful weather, …

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Christmas in Gambia


Christmas in Gambia? Yes please! We like to escape the Scottish winter. Usually, we head to the Canaries for some guaranteed sunshine over the Christmas and New Year holidays. But this year we decided to do something different and the Gambia fitted the bill. Not too long a flight from the UK, with guaranteed sunshine …

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