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Footsteps Eco Lodge

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South Kombo Lane, Gunjur, Gambia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very impressed with Footsteps, and would love to return. A peaceful and beautiful setting, with plenty of local walks, a stunning beach within walking distance and lovely welcoming staff - nothing was too much trouble and they helped us to arrange some great trips out. Sunshine, cold beer, great birdwatching, simple relaxing rooms, and some great Eco-innovations in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wicked time as u can see,we had 3 weeks in the Gambia, loved every minute of it, hot shower, charge your phones from the solar system, staff are very polite and will help if you want to know anything,

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Thank shirley84
Atyrau Province, Kazakhstan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to go somewhere and by chance came across Gambia as an option. We didn't fancy a 5-star party holiday and found Footsteps . Amazing place, great staff, good food and clean rooms with good beds. Early nights and waking up by the sound of birds, few coffes and a good book on the patio whilst the world wake... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

this place is amazing, from tranquility, bird watching, private beach. the hammocks round the fresh water pool just stunning, david the owner so friendly, all the staff were very professional. the huts are first class, but lights out after everyone has had their dinner, and its bed at 9.30 pm, its shut down time, so the nights are very boring.... More 

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Thank solliddane
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Footsteps is a very special place, you just need to go to find out why. The staff could not be more helpful, nothing is too much trouble. There is plenty to do but we did very little and loved it. The birdwatching is really special, take binoculars.

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1 Thank Alison N
David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted you enjoyed your times with us and we can't wait to see you back again. All staff say hi and Happy new year ! Remember to quote your returning guest discount for your next trip :) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We visited for a Christmas break and some sunshine not quite knowing what to expect and were delighted. David has created a wonderfully relaxing environment in which one can simply 'hang out' or use as a base for exploring places of local interest. The local beach (about a 20-30 minute walk) is absolutely beautiful, with very few people (during our... More 

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

Thanks Rob, it was our pleasure to spend Xmas with you all, thank you for your kind words and helpful descriptions. From all of us here have a very happy new year and we all hope one day you will visit again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I loved the remoteness of this place but maybe it wouldn't suit everyone. We made many friends and met many locals. Serani took us to his village where we met his wife and children. So make the effort and you will be rewarded. Take clothes that you no longer need so you can give them away and don't forget pens,... More 

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

From the moment that we were collected from the airport to the minute that we departed from footsteps we couldn't have been made more welcome . David and his staff couldn't have done any more for us if they'd tried . The location was ideal for us it was lovely and quiet and you could wander outside the grounds without... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

What a special place! Our first family visit to The Gambia. We stayed in the spacious and well equipped Sunbird House and the birdsong at sunrise was a highlight of our stay. All food was freshly cooked/prepared and delicious. The pastries (amazing pastry chef!) would grace any patisserie in Inverness. The soso beans and veggie burgers are a must! We... More 

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1 Thank Jenny M
David W, Owner at Footsteps Eco Lodge, responded to this review

Wow what a lovely review and to see our newest addition to our team 'Mac' ( pastry chef )being mentioned, he will be delighted his work is already receiving mentions ( for all the right reasons ). Please come back someday soon ! More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

So the pros first: beautiful comfortable huts that get cleaned every day, serene atmosphere, excellent food, loved the compost toilet, the commitment to fair employment, supporting local charities, well organised, everyone is very approachable, also an eco lodge attracts similarly minded people and we had a good laugh. Cons: this was for me and what I wanted and might be... More 

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

Thank you so much for the valued feedback. We are very happy you found our lodge to be comfortable and clean and also that you enjoyed our food. I am most sorry that you experienced hassle on the beach, this is widespread across Gambia and generally not found at Gunjur simply because we are away from the tourist area. I... More 

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