The Gambia has its ‘touristy bit’, a large area of all-inclusive beach resorts, hotels, countless bars and restaurants, nightclubs etc…reminiscent of Torremolinos/Benidorm in many ways. The sandy beaches are so large that they never get overcrowded.
Walked for several miles down almost deserted beaches near Gunjur village. Lots of sand, seashells of all sizes, hundreds of sea birds and, naturally, the odd cow or two. It is a foregone conclusion that you will see at least one cow when you go to the beach.
I stayed in ‘Hippo’ roundhouse this time at Footsteps Eco-Lodge near Gunjur village – all the roundhouses are named after animals. Here’s a little look around this extremely relaxing place.
A reasonably early start and off to Málaga airport for the first leg of my journey, a 1 hour 45 minute flight to Barcelona. After nearly five hours in Barcelona airport – oh joy of joys – it was back on a plane for the four and a half hour second leg to Banjul in The Gambia.
This is a small collection of black and white photos taken in The Gambia, mostly in and around Footsteps Lodge.
Nice low bridge in Abuko Nature Reserve, The Gambia. Just keep an eye out for crocs!
This is known locally as the ‘Elephant Tree’ and from this particular angle it really does look like the head of one of these giant mammals. It is located at Lamin Lodge, which is situated along the River Gambia.
Cheaper and probably more reliable than mechanical means on this type of terrain.
Agriculture accounts for 23% of gross domestic product (GDP) and employs 75% of the labour force in the Gambia, and within agriculture, fishing accounts for around 1.8%.
The dry season, and watering is very much a necessity.