The great importance of the salt
In the old days, salt was many times used as a medicine. Salty water was used for cleaning the wounds, teeth, healing stomachache and gargling to heal the sore throat. Some people still use these healing methods today.
Apart from all of the above, salt is a great preservative. Salted dried (and sometimes smoked) fish was one of the foods that became very popular when there were no refrigerators yet. People used to preserve beef or pork meat in the same way.
Salt was also popular with tanners when preparing skins for leather and silversmiths to colour metal in a golden shine.
Not to mention, salt also has significant economic value. It used to be an essential item in an exchange trade trans Sahara. Today’s economic value has reduced drastically but is still one of the export items, although imported refined salt competes with local produce.
The production of the salt in The Gambia
Most of the salt used to be produced close to the creeks, tributaries and lagoons along the Atlantic coast and up the River Gambia, where the salinity of the water is still very high due to the mixing of the saltwater from the sea.
We live in The Gambia and we are happy to help you to plan your holidays. By choosing us, your time, your most valuable asset will be fulfilled with creative suggestions about where to go and what to do. You will know you are making the right choice because we are spending a lot of time on the road ourselves; scouting out new places, deepening relationships with locals involved, and finding places to eat, enjoy and stay.
Your questions and requests will be considered individually by one of our experts. You will receive special benefits that you can’t get on your own or are not available on automatic booking systems. We will provide you with a wide range of information about activities you can choose to make your stay more vivid. You will have the assistance of a person, which will be there for you, will provide information to the details and use all the knowledge to make your trip memorable.
Get everything set for your vacation and travel without worries.