' Art Gallery Excursion | Footsteps Eco-Lodge Gambia

Art Gallery Excursion

Lemonfish Art Gallery

Enjoy the art and culture of The Gambia with a trip to the Lemonfish Art Gallery, located in the unspoilt fishing village of Kartong near the border with Senegal.

The gallery was launched in March 2005 and is situated on a hill surrounded by lush tropical vegetation and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, making it a great place to relax as well as sample the art and culture of the country.

The idea behind the project was to provide artists of all types with a forum to both exhibit and sell their works.

There are two large halls and a veranda where various exhibitions and special events are held regularly throughout the year. These include exhibitions of contemporary African Art, painting, sculpture, objects and, on occasion, music.

Gambia activities | Art gallery
Gambia activities | Art gallery

The Lemonfish Art Gallery also hosts film events by African film makers, giving you a unique opportunity to experience African art and African culture at the same time.

The gallery also provides a number of workshops and courses in batik, pottery and modelling in clay. You can find out more about these activities on their website.

The gallery does not charge admission fee, but a small donation is much appreciated.

You might also want to consider making a whole day of it by adding one or more of the other activities available at Footsteps Eco-Lodge.

For example, this half day trip combines well with a visit to the the Reptile Centre and/or a trip on the river : only when you combine all three (instead of when doing them separately).


Up to 4 hours




Like a local:

Not available


Transport and donation.


Food, drinks and personal expenses.


Possible by contacting David.


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Most activities going out include a guide. We advise you take a guide with you so you can get the most out of your trip. There are tours you can do without a guide and when in doubt we will gladly advise you.

Like a local?

Most activities going out include a private taxi, though some trips can be done by bush taxi. Depending on the route you can use this local means of transport. If available, the price mentioned includes the bush taxi instead of a private taxi.


Birding and fishing can be prepaid while booking your stay through our website, but all of our activities can also be prepaid after you have booked by contacting David.

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