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5 authentic experiences to enjoy in The Gambia

Seek to experience the real character and identity of The Gambia during your holiday by engaging with the authentic side of the country.
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An exciting new school in The Gambia

Earlier this year the Amadu Bansang Jobarteh School of Music opened its doors to the first of its pupils. During my last trip to The Gambia, I paid them a visit.
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The krin, the African log drum

Thanks to Chris Sylla for this, the third in a series of features about traditional West African musical instruments found in The Gambia.
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From Mandina's dawn chorus to street art in Kubuneh

Glowing accounts from a group of travel bloggers' stay at Mandina Lodges, nestled in the Makasutu forest.
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The smiling coast of West Africa

The Gambia is well known as 'the smiling coast' and not without good reason. Gambians are among the friendliest people you could hope to meet.
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Tobaski: A Gambia experience

We've made many Gambian friends and a few years ago we were there at the time when the festival of Tobaski was celebrated. This festival commemorates Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his own son.
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