News from Footsteps in Gambia

The Oyster Women of The Gambia

cleaning their catch

The women of The Gambia have long been known for their skill in oyster harvesting. In recent years, this traditional occupation has become an important source of income for many Gambian women. The Gambia is home to a wide variety of oyster species, which makes it one of the best places for oyster harvesting. The …

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Gambia dog neutering program

Gambia dog neutering program

Some of our guests prior to 2019 may remember our Gambia dog neutering program from when we were working closely with Dr Michael Meyer of Touray & Meyer’s veterinary practice. The idea was that our guests would donate a small sum of money and we would organise some days each month where we would identify …

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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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Gambian Pirogues!

Typical Gambian fishing boat

I love to see Gambian Pirogues out on the water. They glide through the water effortlessly as if they had always been part of the sea. On a sunny day with blue skies, their colours pop and sparkle against the water. In The Gambia, Pirogues are the same as in Senegal which is where most …

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