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The Gambia

Travel Around the World through Food

Times are changing; the way we think, communicate and behave is changing. Just because we're stranded at home in the Covid19 pandemic, does not stop us from roaming other routes. One route, in particular, you can explore is by recreating familiar continental dishes or even experience them for the first time. Travel through the minds and tastebuds of a local and devise some tasty delicacies. If you can't visit the...

A Cotton Trail Adventure in The Gambia

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] I have just returned from a trip upriver in The Gambia with my husband. The time before this we visited Footseps ecolodge, we heard about a new tour arranged called The Cotton Trail. Over the next year, we decided we’d like to do the tour and booked the first guest spot on it. We knew that Ethical travel portal and Linda had done a lot of planning, more than we...

Responsible tourism study tour

This is a unique “behind the scenes” study trip exploring responsible tourism in The Gambia. You'll meet passionate people involved in a range of small-scale community projects, visit their enterprises, and learn from their experiences. Throughout the trip, sustainable tourism experts will accompany you and lead your way! Did you know? The Gambia was one of the first countries to develop a national responsible tourism policy? The founder of ETP joined...

AFNOW helping the Community of Gunjur in The Gambia

AFNOW (Abubakarr Siddique Foundation for the Needy and Orphan Welfare) in Gunjur, The Gambia. The organization is locally based, and help those who need it the most. It is always a delight to visit and support local organizations in the communities where we are sending our travellers. AFNOW is one of those organizations, located in Gunjur to help the people in their own village. The organization is run by local volunteers...

Going to Gambia Now is the best thing you will ever do!

Gambia has made history. How? 22 years under one leader (Yahya Jammeh) and the citizens voted for change. It took a little effort, but the transition of power has now happened peacefully with the help of dialogue romfother 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...

10 reasons why you should go on a cycling holiday

When growing up, one of the first and most valuable gifts I got was a red pushbike. The neighbouring kids and I pushed our cherished bicycles ten metres up the hill. Just so we could fly down at rapid speed! We did this over and over again. It was never a dull moment. By the time we children became what we deemed "cycling experts", we were cycling everywhere! Now, when I...

How To Make Domada | Gambia

Domada is the mouthwateringly tasty national dish of Gambia. Fortunately for me, I've had a fair few portions of this dish. Sometimes I've had it served to me and others I've enjoyed from Ida Cham´s homecooking class alongside our travellers. Especially when travellers with the organization Heartlift when travelled with ETP. If you are to learn the dish, take good note as the incredible Ida will only teach you once....

The Gambia Fast Facts

The Gambia a country home to a smiling coastline, jungle, talented artisans & entrepreneurs, winding rivers, wonderful wildlife and inspiring individuals. What to know more? Here are some fast facts about the magnificent country that is The Gambia:   The country is the smallest on the African continent, one third the size of Belgium.   The Gambia’s national football team is nicknamed The Scorpions.   English is the official language, the written language...

The Gambia Top Tips

The Gambia a country home to a smiling coastline, jungle, talented artisans & entrepreneurs, winding rivers, wonderful wildlife and inspiring individuals. You’re probably wanting to know how to optimise your time in The Gambia amongst all of its amazing attributes? Well, here are some useful top tips to boost your experience:   Make sure you taste traditional Gambian dishes such as Domada, Benechin and Jaza.   Get to know the term GMT...

Getting Your Visa The Gambia

Depending on your nationality you may or may not require a visa for the Gambia.   Visit The Gambia without a Visa? If you are from the following countries you can obtain a 90-day visa on arrival: Great Britain, Australia, Canada and certain countries in the European Union (E.U.). If you are from the E.U. find out here if you’re eligible for a 90-day visa on arrival. Members of commonwealth countries do not require...