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Xmas in Gambia

Ever considered going away for the holiday season?

4 reasons you should treat yourself this Xmas 2020:

  1. With no jet-lag and less than 6 hours away, Gambia offers a perfect winter sun destination.
  2. You may not have a white Xmas but you will be able to relax in a hammock sipping an ice-cold drink.
  3. Be active outdoors in the sun, not watching endless re-runs on TV.
  4. Snow on Xmas day happens rarely in Europe. It's usually just damp, dark and slushy. So book your flight, you might as well be here warm, cosy and feeling totally awesome!
Christmas in The Gambia

Champagne breakfast

Ham and eggs with grilled tomato or fruit salad with natural yoghurt and honey. Glass of champagne (with or without orange juice). Coffee or tea.

4 Course Xmas Meal

Prawn Cocktail or Tomato Soup

Roast Turkey with stuffing or beef, served with vegetables and an orange mint sauce

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Vegetable Pasta Bake

Traditional Christmas Pudding with double brandy cream. Or ice cream.


Our staff really get into the spirit of Xmas, most are of course Muslim, however, this does not detract from their enthusiasm and the feeling that surrounds our Christian celebrations.

So after the morning's greetings and well wishes, we kick off the day with a Champagne breakfast followed by a guided walk with Sarani.

Our party proper starts at around 6 pm and even if you're not staying at Footsteps you are very welcome to join, dinner is an inclusive affair with everyone sitting together to enjoy a truly delicious slap-up meal.

When our appetites are fully satisfied, Xmas entertainment Gambian-style begins.

Drumming, dancing and a special appearance by Gunjur Gospel choir take us to bedtime, this is a holiday to remember always.

We wish you a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year!

Wherever you're from and whatever your religious beliefs, I, Linda and the whole team at Footsteps wish you the happiest of holidays and we look forward to welcoming you here at Footsteps in The Gambia very soon.

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