The Best Accommodation Options in Gambia

Your room choices

Roundhouses – Bed and Breakfast 

Daily cleaning, less frequently if you prefer – Room service – Mosquito nets on request – Fresh towels daily or less frequently if you prefer & laundry service.

Wake each morning feeling refreshed and ready to make the most of your holiday in The Gambia.

Our spacious, detached roundhouses surround the fresh-water eco-pool and bar/restaurant. The attractive, domed roofs help to keep them cool and they employ other simple, natural techniques such as hot air vents and 360-degree window ventilation. Each has its own fruiting trees, giving not only the very freshest breakfast juice but also shade and privacy. 

Featuring en-suite bathrooms with clean, odourless composting toilets, they have either one double or two single beds, and an additional single can be added on request.

The best thing about our rooms is you get a great night’s sleep!

Lodge features

Gambia Roundhouse Accommodation
Gambian roundhouse at Footsteps Eco Lodge
Gambia Roundhouse Bathroom

Roundhouse pricing

Prices are per roundhouse accommodation per night

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One person£65.00£50.003 nights
Two persons£80.00£64.003 nights
Three persons£95.00£76.003 nights

Ndey’s Chalets – Bed and Breakfast

Just 50 metres at the back of Footsteps you will find Ndey’s Chalets. Built by our neighbour Ged Brown and contained within one block are four chalets. They are brand new, clean and comfortable and designed to cater for backpackers and travellers who are on a budget.

They benefit from everything at Footsteps and include breakfast at the lodge for each night of your stay.

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Ndeys place

Chalet pricing

Prices are per chalet accommodation per night

Rooms1/11/23-30/04/241/05/24-31/5/24Minimum stay
1 person£35.00£25.00 1 night
2 persons£45.00£35.001 night
3 persons£55.00£45.001 night
4 persons£65.00£55.001 night

Our self-catering villas

Self-catering gives you the freedom to choose. If you’re too busy relaxing to cook, you have all the facilities of the lodge, including its renowned restaurant, sun deck and fresh-water pool on your doorstep. Extra beds can be added in two of our villas, which means that for small groups on a budget, we’ve got you covered.

Our villas all have their own private entrance and parking area but with easy access to the lodge itself. They have all the features listed above, and in addition, they include a fridge, generous, fully-equipped kitchen, day room, solar electricity and hot showers, veranda and in the case of Kaira Bunga, flushing toilets. Each accommodation has its own unique character but all of them offer the quality and comfort that have made Footsteps the first choice for discerning eco visitors to The Gambia.

Sunbird House – sleeps 6 – 8

Sunbird House is our original self-catering villa and is still a favourite with our many birding guests. It’s set in a Hectare of beautiful gardens with fruiting trees and colourful flowers and fragrant plants. Bordering Tunbung Forest to one side and is further protected by land at its back which comes with its own bird hide. It is a 150m walk through our garden to the lodge and offers the best chance of seeing your favourite species from your bedroom window.

The most spacious of our villas, with just two bedrooms each with a double and a single bed in a 200m2 footprint, its large day rooms can easily accommodate two extra single beds. It has a warm, natural feel featuring a funky mix of open fire block and plastered walls, varnished timbers and fantastic local art.

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Sunbird House-self catering accommodation
Self catered house- Bedroom
Bathroom- Gambia accommodation

Kaira Bungasleeps 4

Guests who are looking for the ‘Wow! Factor’ will appreciate the impressive design and immaculate finish of Kaira Bunga, the most recent addition to the Footsteps’ accommodation family.

It is brand new for the 2023/24 season and is certainly a stylish villa. Constructed from local materials and has its very own Bantaba, ( a modern-day equivalent of a garden gazebo ) and a hand-crafted interior ceiling designed not only to be aesthetically pleasing but also has the added advantage of keeping the house cool on hot days.

It boasts two large bedrooms (one of which is en-suite) and two luxurious bathrooms with hot showers and flushing eco-toilets. It has an established garden with fruit trees, native species and incredible flowering bougainvillaea.

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Self catering at Kaira Bunga-Gambia
Self catered accommodation-Bedroom
Kaira bunga bathroom

Tickety-boo – sleeps 6 – 8

Nested within its very own secluded garden and blessed with luscious avocados, ripe bananas, and vibrant frangipanis in full bloom. Tickety-Boo stands proud as the largest among our self-catering accommodations. Uniquely positioned in close proximity to the main lodge, it combines convenience with tranquillity.

With three bedrooms – two boasting double beds and one featuring twin beds – as well as a capacity to accommodate two additional single beds, Tickety-Boo effortlessly caters to larger groups. This spacious villa grants up to eight like-minded travellers the opportunity to share accommodation while taking full advantage of everything that Footsteps Lodge has to offer too!

It has a spacious open-plan kitchen/dining room where you can relax and enjoy a refreshing drink while preparing your evening meal. Providing an ideal setting for conversations with friends and loved ones.

Tickets-boo outside view
Tickety-boo kitchen:diner
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Tickety-boo bathroom1

Self-catering villas pricing

Prices are per villa per night

Villas1/11/23-30/04/241/05/24-31/5/24Minimum stay
Sunbird House£90.00 per night£72.00 per night5 nights
Ticketety-Boo £90.00 per night£72.00 per night5 nights
Kaira Bunga£90.00 per night£72.00 per night5 nights

Top Tips

Bring a torch in case you come home a little later than expected, a good quality mosquito repellant, sensible shoes or sandals, your sunglasses and a hat. If you like to spend a lot of time at the beach then a beach mat or towel is also a good idea!

Gambia holiday deals

A/ We won’t be beaten on price.

B/ If you find a better deal, we’ll price match & discount it by 5%.

C/ Book your next Gambia vacation today with no deposit, nothing to pay until one month before travel & a full refund guarantee up to 2 weeks before travel.

"Simple as ABC", start planning your holiday today with Footsteps Eco-lodge!

800ml water bottle ( £7.50 plus FREE refills ) – Food & drinks menu & Welcome book 

Transfers & check-in

Our airport collection and drop-off service are £30 for up to four passengers, and we have 24hr check-in. So wherever you’re travelling from and whatever time you arrive we are here just for you!

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