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Blog Posts from Footsteps Eco-Lodge in The Gambia

Bundles of sustainably grown Gambian cotton

Gambia Cotton Trail

by David White - August 2019

Gambia is, of course, famous for its birding, nature and beaches. But did you know that thirty years back it was also famous for its cotton production? Enter the Gambia Cotton Trail!

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...

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 Gambian donkey with a bandaged leg

A day at the Horse and Donkey Trust

by David White - March 2015

The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust (GHDT) is a small charity, registered in both the UK and The Gambia. Founded in 2002 by the late Stella Marsden and her sister Heather...

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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