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AFNOW food bank

AFNOW Food Bank

by David White - July 2020

It’s time for an update once more. To date you have raised a total of £1,670 for Gunjur village and AFNOW Food bank initiative. 😀

Stay in Touch in The Gambia

Stay in Touch

by David White - May 2020

We are in our 7th week of country-wide lockdown and we thought you might like to know how we are doing...

Boats on the riverbank in The Gambia

UK or Gambia?

by David White - August 2019

When I lived in the UK I think I had it pretty good. Nice job, nice car, nice house, nice things etc. What's changed now that I live in The Gambia?

Our lodge dog, Seven, running on the beach

The Footsteps Dogs

by David White - July 2019

Not only will they walk you to the beach, they will stay with you whilst there, look after your stuff while you go swimming and then walk you back to the lodge!

Gambian girl swimming in the sea

Things I love most about Gambia

by David White - July 2019

I spend about half of each year in what has been my second home for around nineteen years now...

Bamboo straws: an alternative to plastic

Plastic Straws? We say no

by David White - August 2018

Our plans to make The Gambia a more sustainable destination through a more responsible approach to using single-use plastics.

Plastic waste in The Gambia

Plastic Free Gambia

by David White - July 2018

The best time to make a change is NOW! A plastic free Gambia may be a long way off, however, at Footsteps we have always taken our social and environmental...

Mangoes and a smoothie

Mangoes in May

by David White - July 2016

I love mangoes! We have them at our lodge. They grow in abundance and become available in May.

Phoenix rising from the ashes

Bushfire in The Gambia

by David White - June 2016

One of the more memorable events along our 15 year timeline came in February 2007. The day everything went up in smoke...

Plastic waste in The Gambia

Recycling: Cash for Trash

by David White - February 2016

We have always been mindful of our waste produced at the lodge and what happens to it, but there's always room for improvement. This year we have enlisted some help and have found opportunities for big improvements...

A boy doing cartwheels on the beach

6 Reasons to Visit Us

by David White - August 2015

2015 is the year for all things new and to quote The Pointer Sisters back in 1982 “I'm so excited and I just can't hide it”...

Staff wearing Christmas hats in Gambia

Christmas Holidays in The Gambia: fun in the sun

by David White - December 2014

Merry Christmas everyone and welcome to the Footsteps festivities...

Lamin Bojang of Gunjur museum

An Interview with Lamin Bojang, Entrepreneur

by David White - September 2013

Tell me about your work in Gunjur, how it benefits the village of Gunjur and what your plans are regarding your proposed new project of starting a museum there.

Hotel room and palm tree

Footsteps Story

by David White - May 2013

I have been asked one question more than any other in the past 12 years and that is 'what made you start a holiday lodge in The Gambia', so here you go...

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