Photography in The Gambia

Photography in Gambia

Photography in Africa doesn’t get much better than in The Gambia. Footsteps Eco-Lodge is only 6 hours from Europe. Without jet lag, you can start snapping photos on arrival.

The Gambia is very colourful. With at least 576 species of bird in addition to monkeys, numerous reptiles, an abundance of flowers, and unusual trees there’s always something to capture.

Go see the Baobab tree for example, but make sure you bring your wide-angle lens!

To complete your trip and take in the local markets, villages, and the capital Banjul, a vibrant and bustling West-African city.

Or you may choose to take a trip upriver and visit The C4RC team (Communities for Red Colobus)

You might even want to push the boat out so to speak and meander along the river in a traditional Gambian pirogue. FairPlay Gambia offer trips to suit everyone.

Photography in Gambia
Photography is easy in The Gambia
Local boys playing in the water
Local lads enjoying a swim ©Emyr Evans

Life through a lens

You don’t have to be a professional to capture something typical, beautiful, or funny. Taking good pictures is not about the price and size of your camera. It’s about the person wielding it.

We know exactly when and where to go to put you where the pictures are. Try our sunrise/sunset trip and create memories to last a lifetime.

Local fishing
Local fisherman ©Emyr Evans

We have two sets of signature photo postcards available to buy at the lodge.

The suggested donation price is ¬£5.00 & proceeds go to local charities. ( This is just a guide price and you can give whatever you feel is right, ie anything from ¬£1 to ¬£¬£¬£¬£¬£¬£¬£, it’s up to you ) All photos were taken by guests who have previously stayed at Footsteps Eco-Lodge.

Set 1

Gambia photography (Abuko) | 6 of the best | Frode Falkenberg
©Frode Falconberg
The smiling coast of Africa
©Ian Misselbrook
Gambia photography | 6 of the best | Rob Garner
©Rob Garner
Steve Keightley
©Steve Keightley
Gambian girl
©Jan Erik Roer
Photographic competition, Tim Sexton
©Tim Sexton

Set 2

Photography  2017 finalist Rob Garner
©Rob Garner
6 of the best photos competition | 2017 finalist Simon Fenton - Dave Adams
©Simon Fenton
6 of the best
©Mark Gray
Gambia photos competition | 2016 Winner Daisy O'Neill
¬©Daisy O’Neil
Footsteps eco-lodge | 6 of the best Gambia photos competition | 2016 finalist Cor Koster
©Cor Corsten
2017 photography finalist Graham Workman
©Graham Workman

If you are feeling inspired and want to know more about our tailor-made Gambia photography days, contact David for more information.