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ABOUT Family visit and home cooking

A home visit of a family in Tanji gives you a chance to experience the daily life of a Gambian family in one day. This experience doesn't only help you see the life of an everyday Gambia but also creates a much-needed extra direct income for the community members involved in the trip.
community
tradition and culture
culinary
responsible travel

Start of the trip

Pick up at your location

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. 

Market

Shopping time

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. 

Home

House chores

You will try out different household chores like sweeping, washing and ironing, 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.

End of tour

We will drop you off at the place of your stay. 

RATES

Prices are per person. Please note the minimum number of travellers for the tour. Your departure is 100% guaranteed once the minimum number of travellers book the tour. Rates are per person and might vary depending on the availability, requests for changes and number of travellers. For more information, send an inquiry.
You can also book a private and completely customized tour, where the minimum number of guests is not required. For an exact quotation for the number of travellers, please send an inquiry.

PRICES

Group Tour - departures every week (*min 4 travellers)
40€
Group Tour - departures every week (*min 10 travellers)
30€

inclusions

What is included

  • Transport
  • Traditional lunch
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Guide tips
  • Community contributions

What is excluded

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Costs of Pick-up and Drop-off at your selected location
  • Breakfast, dinner and snacks
  • Personal items (drinks with meal, travel insurance, visa fees)
  • International flights to and from The Gambia
Can start any day
Depending on the availability, activity can start in any day of the week.
Family Friendly
Tour is suitable for families with kids.
1 day
This trip starts early in the morning and ends in afternoon hours.
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FAQ

How to get ready for the trip?

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Don't forget about sun protection, mosquito repellent, water and snacks if you get hungry fast. 

Is this trip suitable for families?

This trip is suitable for families with kids older than 2 years. 

How demanding is the trip?

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. 

Book your experience with the locals in Tanji

Many people coming to The Gambia want to know, how people live and how they spend their day. Well each family is different, but many families do similar house chores in a similar way. Cooking on an open fire and dining from a shared bowl is still something that many families do. And visitors are welcomed to experience that with a family in Tanji. We talked with Aminata Ceesay, one of the hosts at Tanji village. We asked her to share her experience as a host with us.
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How it works?

Fill-in the contact form on your left and your personal assistant from My Gambia team will:
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OFFERED BY

ITTOG & NNE

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.

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