The Gambia Experience have joined forces with volunteering organisation people and places – the very best in the business. Sallie Grayson tells us about the history of the company and their work in The Gambia.
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 [...]
When I first started working for Serenity Holidays (which includes The Gambia Experience) back in 2005, I was very excited that I would get the chance to visit West Africa. I knew little about the area but was eager to learn. The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa and one of the most [...]
Linking together our recent posts from Katie Bushnell and Dick Sisman on Sustainable Tourism is this short documentary from Ian Wiggins. Ian has featured on the blog in the past, and has returned to The Gambia a number of times in the last couple of years to work with companies and individuals making documentaries. This film features the Gambian company Greentech who have developed a sustainable fuel, which can be used in conjunction with the various types of different stoves highlighted in Dick Sisman’s piece below. It is a far cheaper alternative than the current situation in The Gambia and will hopefully go a long way towards helping communities to live far more cheaply, and – crucially – more healthily.
Dick Sisman, Serenity Holiday’s sustainable tourism advisor and an industry expert has started a new and exciting initiative based in The Gambia. With his help we are offering you the opportunity to donate a stove to a Gambian family. Here he tells us how he fell for The Gambia and how his Mayan Stove project is helping him to ‘give something back’ to the country he loves. See details at the bottom for how you can help!