The #BlogGambia bloggers have certainly been having some great adventures in The Gambia over the last few weeks. Here are a few of my favourite posts to date. A sunset ascent into the canopy After regularly being told that SRT (the single rope technique for climbing trees) was as easy as climbing a ladder, Jaillan [...]
When Ram Mohan from ComAfrique InteliZon Initiative invited all the bloggers on the #BlogGambia press trip to visit the village of Kanuma I thought this would be a great introduction to The Gambia, especially as Ram was organising a Kumpo for us. The Kumpo is a character from the West African Jola tribe’s mythology. Despite [...]
Today we’d like to feature another article by Rhiannon Lewis who has writen a number of posts for our blog including The Fathala reserve in Senegal and A sense of community. Here Rhiannon talks about the initiation ceremony that boys in The Gambia take part in. Each tribe may have its own nuances to the ceremony but there are many common [...]
We have made many Gambian friends and a few years ago we were there at the time when the festival of Tobaski was celebrated. This festival is to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son in the name of Allah.
Rhiannon Lewis has been keeping us up to date with her experiences in The Gambia (you can read here dispatches here, here and here) and now, on her return, has some further reflections to share – this time on the remarkable area of Makasutu. During all of my visits to The Gambia there is still [...]