Homecoming Gambia: Roots Festival 2021

Tamala Beach Resort invites you to join Homecoming Gambia: Roots Festival

May 12 at 8 PM – May 22 at 11 PM

Activities (tentative)

Day 1: May 12, 2021

  • Arrival and Tour of Banjul. Check into the hotel.
  • Welcome event/Chill/Music by the pool

Day 2: May 13, 2021

  • Morning Activity. Orientation to The Gambia: Languages, Life and Living.
  • Religion and Ritual in the Gambia; Day of Eid observance.

Day 3: May 14, 2021

  • Morning Activity. Welcome by President/Minister of Tourism & Culture. Food in the Gambia.
  • Afternoon Activity. Community tour (Carnival from McCarthy Square to the Arch).
  • Evening Social on the Beach

Day 4: May 15, 2021

  • Morning Activity. Languages/Life of the Gambia. YouTube personalities
  • Day Trip. Roots Pilgrimage/Juffureh, Albreda & Kunta Kinta Island. Meet Chief of Juffureh, meet Kunta Kinta Family & visit Slavery Museum.
  • Evening Cultural Activity at hotel. (Wedding at Hotel)

Day 5: May 16, 2021

  • Morning Activity. Community issues/Real Estate.
  • Day Trip. Poco Loco Beach Club Drumming and Dance on the Beach

Day 6: May 17, 2021

  • Morning Activity. Conference on Education and Development in the Gambia.
  • Preparing for Ritual/Naming ceremony.
  • Day Trip. The River Gambia/Fishing Village/Crocodile/Reptile Monkey
  • Evening. Community Talk (Educators/Business/Health Care Experts)

Day 7: May 18, 2021

  • Morning Activity. Conference on Leadership. Men/Women Rite Preparation.
  • Day trip. Circles of Senegambia. Spiritual systems
  • Rites of Passage/Initiation

Day 8: May 19, 2021

  • Morning Activity. Responsibility or Return.
  • Business/work in The Gambia.
  • Cultural Festival/Rites of Passage

Day 9: May 20, 2021

  • Morning Activity.
  • Day of Community Service. (Service Learning)

Day 10: May 21, 2021

  • Morning Closing.
  • Starting a Business in the Gambia/Investing in The Gambia.
  • o Day on your own

Day 11: May 22, 2021

Prepare to depart.

Hotel reservation: +220 7327777

Flight: Marshall of Hop2 Travel: +1(831)2160372, marshall.o@hop2.com, please mention Homecoming Gambia

General information: Kevin Washington +1(202)4256681, mwata@mwataspeaks.com



Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin

Other Articles

Enchanted by The Gambia: Michael Lyons Photography

We came across his fantastic photography because he contributes to many Gambian platforms to promote tourism in The Gambia. Michael Lyons is a photographer with passion who travelled to The Gambia with his family as a result of the coincidence and since then fell in love with this place and been coming back regularly. We invited him to share his story with us.

Read More »

Fruit of the month: Cashew apple

Many people know famous cashew nuts, but not a lot know about the much less popular part of the cashew tree, which is a fruit known as cashew apple. In shape, it resembles bell pepper, but in some photos, it can even be mistaken for a parrot since fruit is orange, red or yellow, and the part where cashew nut develops looks like a parrot beak.

Read More »

Established in 1980: Saine Pottery

Saine Pottery is proud to be Gambia’s first pottery studio, established in 1980. It was founded by Idirisa Saine. He travelled to many countries to learn this craft, from Norway, Indonesia, to England. He later ended up in the Gambia as the first modern potter. Saine Pottery is located at Brikama Kémbujé.

Read More »

Iftar, breaking of the fast

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and a holy month when Muslims all over the world fast from dawn to sunset. Ramadan is also a month of introspection, prayer for Muslims, giving back and helping people. The end of Ramadan is celebrated with a three-day festival known as Eid al-Fitr, one of Islam’s major holidays. Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (ṣawm).

Read More »
error: Content is protected !!