CULTURE RICH DESTINATIONS - GAMBIA & SENEGAL
Heritage & Culture Travel Themes
Heritage and culture plays an important role in Africa. Each country have a unique culture that is rich and diverse and varies not only from one country to another, but within each country itself. The culture of each ethnic group centers on family and can be found in each group’s art, music and oral literature. From storytelling through oral literature to traditions, dialects, arts and music, indigenous culture persist. And we couldn't agree more when Victoria falls guide describe the unification of communities. "In African culture, the “self” is not separate from the world, it is united and intermingled with the natural and social environment. It is through relations with one’s community and surroundings that an individual becomes a person of volition, whose actions and decisions affect the entire group rather than just oneself. There is a Xhosa proverb that is common to all African cultures and languages, “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu,” (“A person is a person through persons”)." Or as the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. We hope to take you on this journey to understand and appreciate African culture by highlighting cultural nuances, heritage and traditions of each country that seem to have tremendous influence in the world.
Batiks, Tie-Dye, Waxes & Damask Cloths
Lcally made drinks includes: BissapWonjo (Sorrel drink), Baobab drink made from Baobab tree, Gbeer. In Gambia Coke, Fanta, and Sprite are locally bottled by Gambega Ltd. and are very popular. If you want to take the bottle away you must leave a non-refundable deposit. This is because the bottles are sent back to the bottling factory by local retail vendors for recycling. In Senegal Société des Brasseries de l'Ouest Africain - SOBOA is the soda brewery
If there is a resource The Gambia has an abundance of, it has to be fish.
Since the early 1990s, the growing popularity for recreational fishing has now made The Gambia one of the most sought after fishing holiday destinations in the world.
The Gambian beaches play host to the Masterline International Beach Fishing Festival every year and for good reason, the surf casting is excellent during the period from October through to May and beach fishermen can expect to take Large Guitarfish, Stingrays, Captain fish, Jack Crevalle, Cassava, Groupers and many more.
Senegal Fishing – Dakar
Senegal Blue water fishing: – During the summer June – Dec, huge numbers of Migratory Marlin up to 1200lb and Sailfish up to 120lb run down the Senegalese coast, along with Dorado, Tuna ,Wahoo and Sharks. This adds up to an excellent sport fishery.
Kombo Beach Hotel
Set on a stretch of Kotu Beach, this casual hotel is 4 km from the Fajara Golf Club, and 6 km from the Kachikally Museum and Crocodile Pool.
The relaxed rooms offer balconies or patios, plus TVs, Wi-Fi (fee) and minifridges; some add sitting areas with sofabeds, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Studios have kitchenettes. Suites feature ocean views, DVD players and living rooms.
Dining options include a buffet restaurant, an upscale brasserie, a casual sports lounge and a wine bar, plus a beach bar and an ice cream shop. There’s an outdoor pool, a children’s playground and a beauty salon, as well as 2 tennis courts and outdoor games.
Allow us to tempt you with some travel inspiration. Ride camels in Kenya, soar high above the Namib Desert in a hot air balloon, witness the drama of the Great Migration, tuck into a champagne picnic on a private island in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, East Africa’s legendary game parks, safari highlights the best of the "big five" the elephant, buffalo, lion, black rhinoceros, and mountain gorillas. And, of course, the famed Maasai Mara, the northern half of the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem, without question the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet. South Africa lives up to its unofficial motto, A World in One Country. Travel to the beautiful beaches of west Africa … we have endless ideas to share and always more to follow.
Let us fuel your imagination of that never-ending wanderlust and help you fall in love all over again.