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Footsteps Eco Lodge

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South Kombo Lane, Gunjur, Gambia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Love going to Gambia and staying at footsteps wonderful staff feel like you're staying with family,great place to stay with my son who is special needs,food is great and people are great, David and his staff are always helpful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was my second visit to Footsteps and once again it did not disappoint. The area is excellent, relatively secluded but near enough to villages and the beach (20 minute walk through lovely countryside) to suit all tastes. For nature lovers and birdwatchers the area is a veritable paradise, hundreds of species to be seen within a short distance of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was my second visit to Footsteps and was as great as the first time! I love everything about this lodge! The food is amazing, all cooked fresh daily by the wonderful chefs, my favourite night was bbq night, delicious food and plenty of it followed by the staff playing the drums. We all joined in and it was great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It was a lovely relaxing time I had in Footsteps. David and all the staff are very friendly and helpful, food is cooked fresh daily and is very delicious, choice of western, local and vegetarian . There is abundant bird life to keep you busy, the beach is a short walk from Footsteps, wide sandy beach to yourself. Trips to... More 

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David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Foong Chee, we all enjoyed your time with us very much, especially the delicious Malayan Fish dish you cooked for us all. We hope to see you back soon in Gambia's smiling coast. :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful 2-week stay at the Footsteps Eco Lodge. It was a real treat for us and we have a great time there. The hosts are gracious and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. It is our favourite place in the Gambia so far and we would definitely go back. The... More 

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gunjur, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Bea. Hopefully the fear that has gripped the travel industry in West Africa is now subsiding with people becoming better informed about the dangers of Ebola. Next season we look forward to Gambia throbbing with visitors once more. We hope to see you both again and remember when booking to claim your returning guest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A lovely tucked away spot, beautiful gardens and first rate service. Very tasty food, lots of bird life in the grounds, even an observation tower! A quality operation with plenty of little touches that made the stay very enjoyable.

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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

"Aren't you brave, going to Africa!" they all cried. NO, I just did my research! There is no Ebola in Gambia! I wanted to take my daughter on holiday for her 21st birthday and to make it a memorable experience. While researching hotels in Gambia, I kept coming back to the Footsteps website. I loved the whole ethos of what... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Footsteps is a magical place. Unique accommodation; delicious food; delightful staff. We are already looking forward to a return visit. Although Malaria precautions have to be taken we saw no mosquitoes and were not bitten by anything at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I have just spent a fantastic week at Footsteps Eco Lodge. Tourism is the mainstay of Gambia's economy and it is really unfortunate that due to misinformation and the ignorance of travelers and holidaymakers Gambia is suffering a very real downturn in visitor numbers due to the current Ebola scare - despite Gambia being completely Ebola free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Quiet. Off beaten track location . Owner (David) helpful & great company. Tasty good food - cooked breakfast - steaks - calamari - but not cheap - close to UK prices . Best cafeteire of coffee in the world! Superb bird guiding on a private estate. Accomodation in detached round bungalows . A separate club room and several hides are... More 

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