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ABOUT Yabouy Home Cooking

Immerse yourself in the Gambian culture! Dress as a local, visit the colourful Tanji fishing market, buy fresh local ingredients, learn about local customs and games while preparing your meal and enjoy the flavoursome food.
culinary
skills
communities
tradition and culture

Itinerary

Start of the activity

  • The activity takes place at Ida's house. 
  • Pick-up at your location can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Accommodation before the activity start can be arranged for an additional cost.

 

 

 

DRESS UP!

Traditional dress

The day starts with pick-up from your accommodation and transfer to Ida's house. Here, you will put on a traditional Gambian outfit – a skirt, blouse and headdress for the ladies and colourful shirts for the men.

SHOPPING TIME!

At the market

We head to the local fishing market to buy the ingredients for the day, for example, fresh vegetables and freshly caught fish. The Senegalese fishermen come to this beach every day to sell their fish. You will see an amazing variety of fish and fresh vegetables here. This is where the locals buy their groceries.

LET'S START COOKING

Preparing your Meal

Back at Ida's house, you will pound the vegetables and prepare and cook a traditional Gambian meal to be shared and eaten with Ida and the rest of the group. To fully bring out the flavours takes time, which is spent talking and playing local games.

BON APETIT!

Enjoy your Meal

The meal is enjoyed in the garden setting, with everyone tucking into the large platter of beautifully presented food. A typical dish often made is the Benachin, a popular and traditional ‘one-pot’ dish originating from the Wolof ethnic group.

RELAXING

Relax after your Meal

After the meal, traditional tea will be served with fruit, and it is time to relax, share your stories and exchange cultural ideas.

End of activity

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

RATES

Rates are in Gambian Dalasis (GMD) 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)
4,000 GMD

inclusions

What is included

  • Guiding by Ida Chan Njai
  • Shopping on the local market
  • Rental of traditional dress
  • Cooking Lessons
  • Traditional lunch
  • Tea and fruits

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 activity.
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?

We often use fresh fish from the Tanji fish market, though we can also cater for vegetarians – please let us know when you book.

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.

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OFFERED BY

Ida Cham Njai - Yabouy Home Cooking

Ida is the founder of Yabouy Home Cooking, has spent the last 20 years working in the tourism industry and now offers Gambian cooking courses at her home in Brufut.

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