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Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking)

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Excellent Experience

This is a wonderful way to spend your morning. Ida picked my wife and I up from our hotel, and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PaulT67
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Wiltshire, England
Excellent experience

Took the cooking class during a press trip to The Gambia and found it interesting and one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rueskov
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Odense, Denmark
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Our most popular day starts with a trip to a local market to buy the very best, fresh produce and then we head back to Ida's compound to prepare, cook and eat what we have made with like minded, social people. Have a look at our reviews to see what...more
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Coastal Road | Brufut, Tanji, Gambia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful way to spend your morning. Ida picked my wife and I up from our hotel, and drove us to her home. En route Ida explained her background and how she came to create these home cooking classes. On arrival we were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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851idac, Owner at Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much. I am glad that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the cooking class during a press trip to The Gambia and found it interesting and one of the best activities for tourists in the country. We met in the morning and went shopping at the fish market before we started preparing the food in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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851idac, Owner at Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks s lot.

Reviewed April 12, 2018

We have come across this sort of things before in the Europe main tourist cities and you will have to hunt down a contact number to make a booking.Definitely one for the children interested in African cooking and dressing up. A superb day out and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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851idac, Owner at Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking), responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much.

Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We booked this with our three girls (6, 7 and 8). They loved the market and going with Ida to Tanji made it more interesting than if we’d done it on our own. The market was bustling and colourful. At Ida’s we saw and experienced...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Ida C, Owner at Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking), responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thanks a lot

Reviewed March 28, 2018

A quite brilliant day out. Normally limited to 6 people, Ida collects you from your hotel and then, at her home fits you out in local costume. You then go to the amazing local fish, fruit and vegetable market. Watch the fish being landed which...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Ida C, Owner at Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking), responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

Thank you very much.

Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

Recommend by the rep in our hotel, this was an experience that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Thank you to Ida for welcoming us into her home, educating us about (some) local customs and practices, taking us to a unique...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Ida C, Owner at Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking), responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you very much

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Ida is the perfect host and cook! She knows a lot about Gambia and food and you shouldn’t miss this experience from Market to dine in her house! Incredible experience!!

Date of experience: March 2018
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Ida C, Owner at Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking), responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Oh! Thanks Clara and Luca

Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Ida is so kindly and her business idea is great. If you want to see a bit of gambian cooking style, I recommend Ida's home cooking. Visiting the local market to buy vegetables, roots and fish is unforgettable. Ida is local benefactor for women and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Ida C, Owner at Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking), responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Thank you too

Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Ida runs the Yabouy home cooking school and we rang her on the off chance that she could do some vegetarian cooking with us. She collected us and going to the market dressed as Gambians was great fun! Ida is a very clever entrepreneur who...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Ida C, Owner at Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking), responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you very much and I am glad that you enjoyed it.

Reviewed January 17, 2018

There is not much point me repeating what everyone else has said so I will just say this: the whole experience is fantastic. Market, clothes, preparation, cooking, eating and hearing Ida's stories and explanations make for a truly memorable day. The Gambia is interesting from...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Ida C, Owner at Ida's Home Cooking (Yabouy Home Cooking), responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you very much.

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Response from Fighterpilott | Reviewed this property |
Hello, probably a bit late for you; we booked through our hotel and they provided the transport as part of the package. If you search on facebook there's a page - check that out for contact details
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