The team will pick you up at the place of your stay.
Your adventure begins in Tanji Fishing Village Market - approximately 30 minutes drive from the main tourist areas.
Shopping at the local market is usually one of the first tasks of the day as the lady preparing lunch needs to buy ingredients to prepare a daily meal for the family living in the home community.
You will walk around the market in Tanji, bargain for the price and buy all ingredients, mostly fresh, brought from the farm or sea.
You will try out different household chores like sweeping, washing and ironing, breaking the firewood, cooking, doing the dishes, and fetching water from a local well or tap - but with local utensils, without electricity and modern household gadgets. It also goes along with how people blend these chores with entertainment, either with friends or family. Gambians believe in socializing, and all their duties are social art. They can come together at a well and wash their clothes, wash their dishes, or even cook and eat together. It is common among neighbours and people living together in the same compound. Seeing and acknowledging the diversity of the host and visitor's cultures and lifestyles is interesting.
We will drop you off at the place of your stay.
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Don't forget about sun protection, mosquito repellent, water and snacks if you get hungry fast.
This trip is suitable for families with kids older than 2 years.
The trip is moderate. It will include some walking, pounding, and carrying a heavy load as part of the house chores. You can skip some of the activities that might cause you discomfort.
The trip is organised by the Insitute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG) in collaboration with Ninki Nanka Encounters (NNE).
ITTOG specialises in hands-on training mainly in the Travel and Tourism sectors with special emphasis on travel agency, tour operations, tour guiding, ground operations, events management, entrepreneurship/business skills development, responsible/sustainable tourism, community-based tourism, and general tourism business management.
NNE Foundation is a small, new Gambian charity and UK community interest company (CIC) working towards the responsible development of the Ninki Nanka Trail as a community-based tourist destination.
They work on projects with communities, tourism businesses and local government to develop experiences, products and community-based tourism designed to create inspiring, cultural interaction between travellers and local people and use tourism to create livelihood opportunities for host communities along The River Gambia.
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.