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“Simply fantastic - Christmas in Gambia”
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Living area from bedroom
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Sunlonger or Hammock?
Tempting freshwater plunge pool at Footsteps
Mohammed doing the garden
Get to know a snake at the reptile farm, Kartong
Fishing on the local beach
A good catch
Gunjur market for your fresh vegetables
Village family
Cycling to Gunjur village for provisions
Local boys - road to the beach
Lollipop time in Gunjur
Get into rhythm at the Rainbow Bar, Sanyang!
Red Colobus monkeys, Bijilo
Lamin tying up the boat in Senegal!
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Gunjur, West Coast Division

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“Simply fantastic - Christmas in Gambia”
Reviewed 23 January 2013 for a stay in December 2011

I stayed at the log cabin with my wife and two children, then just two and ten years old, in December 2011. The log cabin stands in the grounds of Footsteps Eco Lodge in Gunjur. The village of Gunjur is around half an hour away from the bustling tourist location of Banjul.

Visitors to Footsteps tend to be semi-independent travellers, sometimes using the lodge as a rest for a day or two as they pass through. The beauty of staying in the log cabin is that you have all the benefits of the Footsteps amenities, whilst also being fully self catering.

The two large double beds are wonderfully comfortable. We had use of a cot for our youngest too. The kitchen is fully stocked with every utensil you could reasonably need - but make sure you take advantage of all of the tupperware containers, or the field mice will soon come calling.

The log cabin, and indeed Footsteps, is a getaway location. A 25 minute stroll along sandy paths will take you to the beach. Expect to share the five or so miles of golden sand with perhaps one or two other people. Some enterprising locals have set up a small shack, so soft drinks and bottles of beer are available.

The best advice I can give is to stock up with as many supplies from Banjul as you can, and take as much local currency with you as you feel safe carrying. David from the lodge will happily sell you items from his kitchen, such as bread, milk and cheese. You can of course also use his excellent restaurant.

Gunjur a magnificent location, and a gentle introduction to Africa. Well worth a visit.

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Liked best: Seclusion from crowds of dependant tourists, and a huge beach to ourselves.
Liked least: ? Going home?
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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