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2nd time and always a great experience!

I love it! She's such a wonderful women and makes the whole experience a pleasure. She even... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2016
Wayne S
Not to be missed!

4 of us spent a wonderful day with Ida and can't add to anything already said. It is an event not... read more

Reviewed 11 February 2016
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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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 people think. We are hoping to start Come Dine with Ida too - please enquire for more information.
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23 Mar 2016
“2nd time and always a great experience!”
11 Feb 2016
“Not to be missed!”
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Coastal Road, Tanji, Gambia
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

I love it! She's such a wonderful women and makes the whole experience a pleasure. She even remembered me from 2 years ago, which to me says a lot considering how many times she does it. I think her new Idea of home stays are...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 11 February 2016

4 of us spent a wonderful day with Ida and can't add to anything already said. It is an event not to be missed if you go to The Gambia and want to experience the real country with the people who live there rather than...More

Thank asj1941
Reviewed 17 February 2015 via mobile

Thank you so much for your hospitality. What a treat to be shown round the local market with all its smells, noise and atmosphere. There's something about markets the world over. Then back to your house to cook and chat. A fantastic way to learn...More

1  Thank Peter W
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Ida is a compasionate cook who loves to share her knowledge with her students. She is experienced in the touristindustry ( as a former hotelmanager) and this apeared to be very usefull in her social skills to our group which consisted out of completly different...More

1  Thank Margot Z Z
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We had a great time at Ida's. The main highlight was going to the fish market with her and selecting the ingredients. It is much more fun going to a Gambia market with someone that knows what they are doing! The barracuda benichin we made...More

Thank Jenfava
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We spent a wonderful morning with Ida back in March - our trip to collect ingredients from the Tanji Fishing Market was an amazing experience, a real treat for the senses! Back at Ida's we loved preparing the food, and most of all eating it!...More

Reviewed 29 April 2014

Whilst on a cruise this was one of the best excursions I have had from the ship. There was only 8 of us and we arrived at Ida's House where she made us very welcome, the first thing we did was to change into traditional...More

Thank Widnes_CheshirePatm
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Hazel has just told me that Ms Lawson has once again sold her soul into TinselTown with Angelina playing the hard, putupon, struggling, misunderstood, self publicising millionairess. Well. I would respectfully suggest the life and times of Ms Ida Njai are infinitely more interesting, genuine...More

Thank MardleyMassif
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Yesterday we had an amazing day with Ida. From the outset Ida made us feel comfortable. We dressed in traditional Gambian clothes and made our way to the hubbub of the fish and vegetable market. We had never seen so many fish in one day,...More

2  Thank DavidColette
Reviewed 18 March 2013

This is a great half day. It starts by dressing up in one of Ida's many African outfits (male and female outfits available). Then you visit to the local fish market to buy ingredients, which is a great experience in itself. After that it is...More

2  Thank EmMcDermid
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