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Gambian Cooking Experience in Janjanbureh

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Gambian Cooking Experience in Janjanbureh
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ABOUT Gambian Cooking Experience in Janjanbureh

Join our chef Yusupha for a fun and informative, hands-on experience of shopping, cooking and eating with him and his family at his compound in Janjanbureh.
culinary
skills
communities
tradition and culture

Itinerary

Arrival

  • The activity takes place in Janjanbureh.
  • Pick-up at your location can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Accommodation before the activity start can be arranged for an additional cost.

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Morning

Shopping

Start the day with a visit to Janjanbureh's colourful morning market. Meet the local traders and buy all the fresh ingredients that you need to cook your favourite Gambian meal, along with various side dishes and local juices to wash it all down.

Midday

Cooking

Learn about the history of this fascinating town as you walk to Yusupha's compound, where you will be met with a warm African welcome by his family. Then it's time to get down to the business of peeling, chopping, pounding, heating, stirring and tasting your dishes, all under the expert guidance of Yusupha, his mum and his wife.

Afternoon

Lunch

By two o'clock you should be sitting down to your delicious meal. When you are ready, say goodbye to the family and perhaps finish your experience with a visit to a local bar / restaurant for a well-earned cold drink.

End of tour

  • Accommodation after the end of the activity can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Other activities and trips around Janjanbureh can be arranged for an additional cost. 
  • Drop-off at your location can be arranged for an additional cost.

RATES

Rates are per person and might vary depending on the availability, requests for changes and number of travellers. Send an inquiry for more detailed information.

PRICES

Homecooking (per person)
25€

inclusions

What is included

  • Guiding,
  • Shopping on the local market
  • Traditional lunch
  • 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
  • Personal items (souvenirs, additional drinks...)
  • International flights to and from The Gambia
  • Travel documentation (permits, visa fees...)
  • Travel Insurance
Great for solo travellers
Homecooking is a perfect activity for solo travellers.
Customization Option
You can request minor changes to the tour.
Can start any day
Depending on availability, the tour can start in any day of the week.
Family Friendly
Tour is suitable for families with kids more than 6 years old.
Half-day Activity
This is a half-day activity.
Easy activity
This workshop requires light activity.
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FAQ

Is activity available for vegetarians also?

Gambian food typically contains meat or fish, but vegetarians and vegans can also be accommodated. Just ask and we are happy to tailor your menu to meet your requirements.

How demanding is the activity?

The activity is not demanding. Apart from the heat and testing out your food preparation skills without modern cooking utensils, there is no heavy activity. 

What should I bring with me?

We recommend bringing sun protection (headwear, long, lightweight clothes, sunglasses, sun cream) and mosquito repellents. Make sure you bring enough water. We recommend comfortable wear.

The land of the mystic creature, Ninki Nanka

Your activity will take place in the land of a mystic creature Ninki Nanka. The land of culture, tradition and unspoilt nature.
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GET A DEEPER INSIGHT INTO YOUR ADVENTURE

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OFFERED BY

FairPlay Gambia

Based in Janjanbureh, we specialise in providing tailor-made, authentically African experiences for solo travellers and small groups looking to get off the beaten track.

We visit areas where the traditional culture is still strong and modernisation has not changed lifestyles.

Our guides are from the local community and they are always happy to share their traditional knowledge of the river, the bush and the villages with you.

And because we are a social enterprise business, you can enjoy your trip safe in the knowledge that you’re making a valuable contribution to sustainable development.

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