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 Project trips Gambia

 

Through our non-profit organization Gambiana you can book a project trip with or without volunteer work from 2021 to  The Gambia, completely customised.  These project trips are drawn up annually for a minimum travel duration of 3 weeks, always in the period between January and June at the latest.  The project trips are possible for everyone (including students), young or old, individuals, couples, a family,... For anyone who would like to volunteer in Africa and see what real life is like there!

Our project trips are composed without  to take advantage of mass tourism, ie all items covered in the trip are  for the benefit of the poor local population . Lodging is also arranged locally in a lodge; we therefore do not arrange accommodation in hotels in the touristic Senegambia.

Costs for this 3-week trip : +/- €1,050 pp (our prices depend on the airline tickets)

What is included in this price tag?

  1. A preparatory info session prior to the trip (without obligation, but strongly recommended )

  2. Where to stay B&B in 2 African lodges

  3. Flight tickets with luggage, there & back

  4. Reliable transportation to and from the airport in Banjul and throughout the project trip

  5. Reliable local guides, drivers, cook,...

  6. Travel brochure

  7. Some nice day trips. Optionally, you can book specific day trips.

  8. Volunteering in Healthcare, Environment, Animals and Environment and/or Education

  9. Travel guidance 7/7 on site

  10. Airport fee for Banjul airport (mandatory)

  11. Support for the local poor and businesses in The Gambia

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What do you have to arrange yourself?

The vaccinations for Yellow Fever and Hepatitis B: Make an appointment for your vaccination via ITM.be

In case of volunteering related to healthcare, you also need the Hepatitis A vaccination.

travel insurance 

Can I already do something for the population before departure?  

Of course! You can always set up a personal collection or sponsorship campaign a few weeks or months before departure. You can donate this yourself to a family, child, center or school on site.

What can you please us with?  

We would be very happy with a travel report with photos by mail. When you share your travel experiences on social media, you can always refer to our non-profit organization.

Do you have any specific questions?

Feel free to email them to foundation-gambiana@outlook.com

Do you like  some more information about the logic  that we arrange? Read more below:

Because our Mamafrika team has the most positive experience with this lodge and it is most in line with real African life, our project trips are provided in the Nyamina Lodge.  We also have a partnership with them under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 17, UN). The last 4 nights will be concluded in the Footstep ecolodge, where you can completely relax at the pool after your volunteer work.  Check out the photos below.

Lodge 1: "Nyamina Garden"

Seedy Janneh, lodge owner and his right-hand man/brother Faro Janneh, have in recent years converted a large piece of barren land into a  typical African lodge in the middle of nature.

Seedy & Pharaoh work together day in day out to stimulate the "greenery" around the rooms. They seldom rest, after all there is always something to build, plant or care for (the goats & chickens for example). During your stay you can  participate without obligation. Fun in between guaranteed!

In this lodge you can completely isolate yourself from Western customs, and taste the real Gambia and  its population.  The lodge is a 30 minute walk from the center of Gunjur, but the lodge owners are happy to arrange transport to the necessary location. 

Facilities: Breakfast and dinner is provided by an African cook, solar energy, shower with (Western) toilet in the  double rooms, entertainment,  very  friendly and reliable owners, a homely feeling, more personal, low cost.

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Meet Seedy, Lodge owner

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

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Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden: Bananas

Nyamina Garden: Bananas

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden (39)

Nyamina Garden (39)

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Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden (55)

Nyamina Garden (55)

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Nyamina Garden (54)

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Nyamina Garden by night

Nyamina Garden by night

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden: Meet Farao

Nyamina Garden: Meet Farao

Nyamina Garden (73)

Nyamina Garden (73)

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Diner: Spagetti

Nyamina Garden: Chickens

Nyamina Garden: Chickens

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Nyamina Garden

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Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Diner: FOEFOE

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Diner: FOEFOE

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden

Nyamina Garden (15)

Nyamina Garden (15)

Lodge 2: "Footstep eco lodge"

David White, lodge owner and Englishman, has been running an Ecological lodge in Gunjur beach area for years. They contribute a lot to the community in Gunjur. David has already won the Trip Advisor award several times with this lodge.

You get a touch of African feeling here, while still retaining a little luxury of the West. The lodge is completely surrounded by beautiful nature. It is a 30 minute walk to the beach and a 60 minute walk to the Gunjur center. 

Facilities: breakfast included, extensive menu in the restaurant, continuous electricity and wifi, swimming pool, roof terrace, entertainment and souvenir shop. 

It is possible to book this lodge yourself via  www.booking.com  if you wish. When you book a project trip with us, we traditionally always end the trip with 3 to 4 nights in this beautiful lodge! 

View photos on the website  https://footstepsinthegambia.com/lodge/

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