See: Kerewan Samba Sira primary school, home of alkali, village, football field, land for cotton farm
Learn: about Kerewan Samba Sira village through the visit by two alkalos of the village representing two tribes living in harmony, about the history of the village, the importance of streetlights, life in the village, the role of alkalo in the village
Share: solar light installation, gifts for Kerewan Samba Sira school, gifts for football academy
Feel: the gratitude of the villagers, the joy of playing with children, dance moves and rhythm of drums
Accommodation: Guest House Brikama Ba
See: typical Fula village and mud huts, stone circle, river and fields, birds
Learn: about Fula traditional breakfast, Fulani Riti, traditional clothing, different masks, the history of stone circles, the decoration of calabash, the process of cow milking and how they store it, traditional Gambia lunch recipe and how to eat with hands, how to make calabash bowl
Feel: the taste of traditional Fulani breakfast, the happiness of the community
Share: support to the local community through income generation, your dancing knowledge with villagers
Accommodation: Guest house Brikama Ba
Departure from Kerewan Samba Sira in the early morning hours after breakfast
There can be slight changes in itinerary, but you can also decide on a private tour where we can customize your experience according to your needs.
This trip is suitable for families with kids older than 12 years. We have very positive experiences with families coming for this type of travel. The kids were the ones who enjoyed the most.
The trip is easy to moderate. The most activity expected from you is when you have to board a boat. It will include some walking, but there will be no serious activity. The most demanding part is the long drive and the heat, which intensifies as you move deeper inland.
We recommend bringing sun protection (headwear, long, lightweight clothes, sunglasses, sun cream) and mosquito repellents. Pack everything you need for a two-night stay. We recommend comfortable wear.
Your contribution is highly welcome. Please click HERE to learn more about the project.
With the heritage of making a change in The Gambia for the past 12 years, Volunteer Trails is the creation of a new vision that will improve the quality of lives of Gambians in a sustainable and self-sufficient way.
We are the voice for responsible volunteering and eco-, rural- and community-based travel in The Gambia.
Everyone involved in our projects is fairly paid and encouraged. Hand in hand with communities, we create job opportunities as we don’t believe that (just) giving is beneficial to the people and their future. Our mission is to minimize or completely remove dependency on instant cash donations. Instead, we believe there must be an exchange of services and/or products for earnings.
Education, exchange, sharing, accepting and making an impact is our mission. And we invite like-minded people to join us.
We do believe it's time for another adventure. Don't spend all of your time in The Gambia in one place. Go out and explore! There are so many beautiful experiences waiting for you. Let us help you pick one - and take care of all the rest.