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ABOUT Volunteer at Kankanba Farm

Come join us for a unique and rewarding volunteer experience on our beautiful farm! As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and learn about sustainable agriculture while enjoying the Gambian countryside. During your stay, you'll assist with a variety of tasks, including planting and harvesting crops, caring for livestock, maintaining farm equipment, and participating in other farm-related activities. You'll work alongside our knowledgeable staff and friendly volunteers, who will provide guidance and support throughout your stay.
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Itinerary

Enjoy your farmstay!

  • The location of the farm is in Sanyang. Coordinator will provide you with exact location and assist you in reaching the location. 
  • Pick-up at your location or from the airport can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Accommodation before the volunteering work can be arranged for an additional cost.

 

Day 1

Introduction

Since the journey will be long and tiring, we will give you enough time to rest and start a new day refreshed and ready for new challenges.
As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and learn about sustainable agriculture while enjoying the Gambian countryside.
Get settled into your accommodations and meet the team.
Take a tour of the farm and get an overview of the work you'll be doing.

Day 2-9

Working alongside the farmers

Wake up early and enjoy a hearty breakfast before starting work on the farm.
Assist with a variety of tasks, including planting and harvesting crops, caring for livestock, and maintaining farm equipment.
Break for lunch and enjoy some downtime to relax or explore the area.
Resume work in the afternoon and continue until dinnertime.
Enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals and spend time bonding with your fellow volunteers.

Day 10

Last Day

Say goodbye to your fellow volunteers and our staff.
Depart from the farm and return to the airport for your journey home

Additional Fun:

Workshops or training sessions

Resume farm work and continue to assist with a variety of tasks.
You have the option to take part in workshops or training sessions on a variety of topics depending on your interests - tie and dye workshops, herbalist courses and traditional cooking classes are a few examples.
Enjoy some free time to relax, explore, or participate in optional activities, such as hiking or fishing.

Weekend and Free time activities

Exploration of The Gambia

There are many things to do and see in Sanyang and The Gambia. Braiding your hair, visiting a local market, taking drumming or dancing classes, kayaking, swimming, fishing, and visiting the craft market are just a few of them. Weekends are perfect for exploring the country. With our selection of responsible trips and tours, you will discover Gunjur and the southern Gambia, and if you wish, also northern or inner parts of The Gambia. All free-time activities are optional and can be customized by your preferences. 

End of tour

  • Accommodation after the tour can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Drop-off at your location can be arranged for an additional cost.

RATES

Prices are per person and depend on the meal preference and accommodation choice. The basic volunteering program includes accommodation and volunteer pass. For volunteering experiences longer than 10 days, please send inquiry. Additional activities on the farm are available for the price listed below. Please note inclusions and exclusions below.

PRICES

10 days volunteering experience with accommodation (single room)
300€ pp
10 days volunteering experience with accommodation (double room)
250€ pp
10 days volunteering experience with BB (single room)
400€ pp
10 days volunteering experience with BB (double room)
350€ pp
Beekeeping
60€
Herbal Exploration
30€
Woodcarving
40€
Wolof Classes (per hour)
20€
Local Juices Making
35€
Homecooking
15€

inclusions

What is included

  • Accommodation: private or shared rooms in eco lodge on the farm
  • Local lunch (breakfast and dinner can be arranged for additional costs)
  • Support: 24-hour support from an on-site coordinator
  • Assistance with planning your weekend excursions and free time activities with local partners

What is excluded

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the volunteer work - please inquire for more information
  • International flights to and from The Gambia
  • Travel and Medical insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Souvenirs
  • Weekend and free-time activities
Can start any day
Depending on the availability, volunteer work can start any day of the week.
10 days
Your volunteering experience should last at least 10 days, but you can stay with us as long as you like.
Basic accommodation
You will be staying in standard room at eco-lodge at the farm.
Customization Option
We can adjust your volunteering experience and combine it with work on other fields or prepare an all inclusive itinerary for you.
Moderate activity
This experience requires light to moderate activity.
Private or Group Experience
You can apply for volunteering as a closed group or individual.
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FAQ

How long can I volunteer?

You can join us for 10 days or even long-term volunteering. It depends on you!

Is this experience suitable for families?

This trip is suitable for families with kids older than 6 years. 

How demanding is the experience?

The volunteering experience in the field can be quite exhaustive due to the heat and physical work. You will however have enough time to recover your strength.

How can I prepare myself?

Pack everything you need for your basic needs. We recommend having a Gambian SIM number, as accessibility to the internet is sometimes a problem. We also recommend bringing a power bank. Make sure you pack mosquito repellents, trekking covered shoes and comfortable wear.

Walk the Volunteer Trails with us!

Travelling as a volunteer can definitely change your life. It can teach you a lot, and it can open your eyes for you. This is why we have been inviting volunteers to join our work since 2014. Not to only give but to learn. About new culture, way of life and how things can be different but still normal, even though this is not something you are used to. It helps reduce stereotypes, influences our way of perception and understanding of the world and, most importantly, helps overcome hatred in the world.
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How it works?

Fill-in the contact form on your left and your personal assistant from My Gambia team will:
    • Get in touch with our partners.
    • Respond to you in 24 hours with the rates and availability.
    • Once you confirm the offer, we will ensure everything will be set for your trip or activity.

Do you need more than just adventure?

Run through our questionaire and we will prepare the wholesome experience that suits your travelling character.
Let's plan your trip together

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Kankanba Farm

Established in 1998, Kankanba Farm Yard is a 20 hectares integrated farm located in the historic village of Sanyang, The Gambia. The Farm is surrounded by several communal settlements, namely Bamindoro, Kunkuja, Jambanjelly, Brikama, Tujereng, Batokunkung and Tanji.
At Kankanba Farm, we practice horticulture, small ruminant breeding, poultry, bee-keeping, rabbit farming, tree orchards and Eco-Agro tourism. 

We offer visitors the opportunity to experience traditional farming techniques and the natural beauty of The Gambia while also supporting sustainable agriculture and the local community. Our Eco-Agrotourism program includes guided farm tours, educational workshops, and recreational activities such as bird watching and nature hikes.

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