News from Footsteps in The Gambia

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Plastic Straws? We say no

Recycling at Footsteps | Cash for Trash project | Plastics

Plastic straws, do we need them? You may remember from our last post “A Plastic Free Gambia” we talked about our plans to make The Gambia a more sustainable destination through a more responsible approach to using single-use plastics. Today we are continuing from there and looking at what we consider to be two of …

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Plastic Free Gambia

Recycling at Footsteps | Cash for Trash project | Plastics

The best time to make a change is NOW! The plastic-free Gambia may be a long way off, however, at Footsteps we have always taken our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. And each year we try and find new ways of becoming more responsible. Not only to our local community and staff but also The …

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Things I love most about holidays in Gambia

Things I love most about Gambia

I love The Smiling Coast Holidays in Gambia | I spend about half of each year in what has been my second home for around twenty years now. Time drifts by effortlessly and finds when I’m away I miss it constantly. It must be the same for so many as over the years I have …

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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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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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