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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This Lodge is set in beautiful surroundings, plenty of birdlife. David is an excellent host. We thoroughly enjoyed our 1 night stay at Footsteps Eco Lodge, only downside is that it wasn't long enough. The staff were so friendly & helpful and the food was amazing. Best chips that we've had in the Gambia. You will not be disappointed if... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely review and come back soon to sample our new 2016/17 menu :) More 

Caithness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Footsteps eco lodge is situated some distance away from any tarmac road and busy tourist beaches. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay that is nicely fitted out, safe and with friendly staff, you need look no further. Should you want to laze on a beach or do a spot of beach fishing there is a quiet... More 

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

Thank you for such a great review, we have noted your points about pricing and these have been addressed in readiness for our new season, come back in 2016/17 and enjoy a free day trip on us as well as your 20% returning guest discount.:) More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

An adventure in Africa, Footsteps Eco Lodge is unique! An amazing place, staff, food and facilities to enjoy Gambia from! Fantastic, fun, educational, excellent food and superb wildlife on your doorstep, Footsteps provides a tranquil, comfortable and inspirational environment from which to enjoy Gambia. David, Linda and all the staff work hard and succeed in making this such a lovely... More 

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

We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you here again soon :) More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I've just returned from a week at Footsteps and have enjoyed my experience throughout. Airport collection was smooth and without fuss, my welcome was warm and friendly and was quickly shown to my roundhouse and given a welcome drink. I'm not an "eco-tourist" so the whole experience to me was something different, the roundhouses themselves although basic (as expected) were... More 

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Thank you :) from us all ! More 

Baddesley Ensor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Footsteps is a wonderful place where you can wander in the gardens and watch the birds and even go for many walks locally and not feel threatened. The people who do stop to talk are just being very friendly as all The Gambian people seem to be - even though they don't have a lot. The walk to the beach... More 

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

It was a nice change from previous visits to Gambia, secluded and quiet. The rooms are stand alone circular huts with fly screened door and glassless windows. The bed was comfy and a fan was provided if it got too hot. The bathroom comprised a composting toilet, a very small sink and a shower fed directly from the solar heated... More 

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Lincolnshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Since our last visit there have been a number of improvements at Footsteps the most welcome being a reliable and consistent supply of hot water! There is now hot water available for showers at any time during the day. They have also erected a sundeck over the fresh water plunge pool. This not only serves as a sunbathing area but... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Footsteps is a great place to chill out. You are well away from the tourist culture. The staff are really friendly and go out of their way. The food is excellent and local and some may be grown on site. Fish dishes are from artisanal fisheries (pirogues) or occasionally what has been caught by guests on the nearby beach. When... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I swore that I would never again return to Gambia some 13 years ago after staying on "The Strip" in Senegambia and Banjul, with its jostling, and nuisance bumsters, bothering all - but particularly the lone woman traveller. I sent David of Footsteps an email prior to my booking (and this only because 10 days prior to my flight to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

great place for a relaxing few days. staff were friendly, rooms were great and the setting was lovely. The lodge had a really nice atmosphere and everything was well maintained. Good choice for nature lovers!

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
African style accommodation. Built to a high standard as an ecological lodge, all ensuite with their own terrace, an extra bed can be added at no extra cost. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Footsteps Eco Lodge

Address: South Kombo Lane, Gunjur, Gambia
Location: Gambia > West Coast Division > Gunjur
Price Range: $56 - $97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Footsteps Eco Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
Footsteps Eco Hotel Gunjur
Footsteps Eco Lodge Gambia/Gunjur
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