30 Jan 2017 Going to Gambia Now is the best thing you will ever do!
Gambia just made history. 22 years under one leader (YahyaJammeh) and the citizens late last year voted for change. It took a little effort, but the transition of power has now happened peacefully with the help of dialogue with other West African Countries and without bloodshed. Gambia has a new President in Admah Barrow.
History has been made, and this is an example to follow.
For the full story, check out BBC and their related postes.
Aljazeera reports "Gambians ready to rebuild their country "from scratch".
And the article by Louise Hunt “Bye byeJammeh: Hope and challenges in The Gambia” is also a good read.
Make The Gambia a part of your dream too !
On the ground, the smiling coast of Africa, is really all smiles.
It could not be a better time to visit Gambia. There is a sense of energy, partly driven by the need of restructuring the country into a modern thriving economy, where tourism of course will play a vital role.
There are a few months left in this season too, and its terribly important to the stakeholders in tourism. Tourism is quite the main source of income, and a unrecovered industry will mean a ten month hiatus before the season starts again.
Everything about your trip now will be fantastic. The welcomes, the smiles, the much needed income, witnessing a country rebuild itself, the much needed push into the economy. How better can it be.
At Ethical Travel Portal, we will be doing out share to support tourism in this country, the second home to one of our founders. For the next couple of weeks, we will tempt you with "A photo a day from the Smiling Coast of West Africa" on our Facebook page! Also, flick through our experiences in The Gambia
Talk to us today so we can develop a ethical travel experience for you right away! Use the Button on the right!
This is the New Gambia – come and experience it now!
Enjoy a week in rural Gambia, away from buzz and busy streets. We take you about one hour away from the tourist area and the airport where you can enjoy lovely eco lodge(s), in the bush and near the beach. A perfect location to do as much or as little as you want!
This experience takes you through the tale of cotton in the Gambia… Discover the very old cotton traditions that are still alive today. An off beaten track journey that takes you to places you didn't even know existed! Plus, you get to see the stretch of the country!
Many people are amazed when they get to see all the beautiful things that can be made in The Gambia. This experience is put together for you to come prepared, with a plan of what you would like to have made while you are in the country!
The Gambia is well known for is sun and soft beaches. We invite you out of the “tourist area” to enjoy secluded beaches, peaceful nature and an authentic village experience in one of the finest eco lodges in the country.
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