Kathryn Burrington

Blog > Kathryn Burrington

 

Step beyond the beaches and discover West African wildlife

We believe that to get the most out of a holiday in The Gambia, our guests should venture beyond the beaches and experience more.
Read more

Solar power comes to the Gambian village of Karantaba

We are delighted to announce that the village of Karantaba is the latest to benefit from the sustainable initiative, ‘Light up a Village’.
Read more

Top 4 hotels for birdwatchers in The Gambia

Here we share our suggestions of hotels perfectly suited to birdwatchers, highlighting some of their differences to help you select your perfect property.
Read more

Book your group trip to The Gambia with the specialists

Are you planning a group trip to The Gambia? Whether you are a charity, bird watchers or school there are many benefits of booking your group with us.
Read more

Barefoot Luxury in The Gambia

Rustic – maybe. Personal service – of course. All mod cons – possibly not. But without a doubt, a certain something that raises it above the norm.
Read more

Budgeting for your holiday in The Gambia

With our all-inclusive holidays and dining packages, budgeting for your holiday in the Gambia may be easier than you think.
Read more

UK father and daughter honoured by the Mayor of Banjul

Last month, Katy and Chris Roberts were made honourary citizens of Banjul in recognition of their charitable work helping deprived children in The Gambia.
Read more

The Djembe, the rhythm of West Africa

One reason I enjoy visiting The Gambia so much is the vibrant musical tradition found there, especially is the rhythm of the djembes.
Read more

FEATURED

Favourite photos from over 10 years of visiting The Gambia

Kathryn, from our Marketing Department, takes a nostalgic look through some of her favourite photographs from over 10 years of visiting The Gambia.
Read more

Exploring Banjul's colourful and chaotic Royal Albert Market

The noise of people bartering, the smell of the fish, the dust, the colour – all your senses will be bombarded as you wind your way around the labyrinth of alleyways lined with ramshackle stalls.
Read more

Solar Power comes to Kiang Manduar village in The Gambia

Today we are delighted to share with you some photos from Kiang Manduar village in the Lower River Region, the latest village to benefit from solar powered lighting via our Community Development Fund.
Read more

When to go to The Gambia?

We are often asked, ‘When is the best time of year to go to The Gambia?’ With temperatures around 30°C year-round, the short, simple answer would be ‘anytime!’
Read more

Making the most of a 10 or 11-night, twin-centre holiday

Do you find that seven nights away simply isn’t enough, but you can rarely spare the time for a two-week break?
Read more

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.
Read more

Calypso Beach Bar and Restaurant, Cape Point

One of my favourites beach bars come restaurants to visit in The Gambia, Calypso is in an idyllic spot, surrounded by wildlife, by Cape Point Beach.
Read more

The British Travel Awards 2017: what do our customers think?

We were delighted to be nominated for the British Travel Awards again this year as the 'Best Holiday Company to Africa'.
Read more

Birds of the Gambia: Hooded Vulture

Though common in The Gambia, the Hooded Vulture is considered critically endangered globally. Here we look a little closer at this intriguing bird.
Read more

Review: Lazy Day Cruise Excursion

Drift along through the mangrove creeks, sipping a cool Julbrew while keeping one eye out for spoonbills or even a Goliath Heron...
Read more

Review: 6 Tours in 1 Excursion

Markets, wrestling, crocodiles and beautiful beaches, the 6 Tours in 1 Excursion is a fabulous introduction to Gambian life and culture.
Read more

Inspirational Women in The Gambia

On this International Women’s Day I’d like to share the story about some inspiring women in The Gambia.
Read more

World Wildlife Day - 20 Stunning Wildlife Photographs from The Gambia

A selection of photographs which highlight the beauty of wildlife in The Gambia, this World Wildlife Day.
Read more

FEATURED

A beach lover's paradise

Learn more about Gambia's beautiful beaches...
Read more

FEATURED

A Traditional West African Wedding Celebration

A wonderful day at a friend's traditional West African wedding in The Gambia.
Read more

Escape to the sunshine this Valentine's Day

The Gambia is a great choice for a romantic Valentine's break, where you can get a nice big dose of African sunshine...
Read more

Birding before breakfast

Exploring Gambia's extraordinary birdlife, all before breakfast!
Read more

Solar power comes to the village of Jafai Kuta

Excitement is in the air when light comes to the village of Jafai Kuta.
Read more

Discover the ultimate in relaxation at a luxury spa in The Gambia

Relax, unwind and renew in the luxurious surroundings of one of Gambia's top spas.
Read more

Top 10 tips for being a responsible visitor in The Gambia

Not everyone realises how easy it can be to make a few small changes to your habits to become a more responsible traveller. Here are our top ten tips for holidaying responsibly in The Gambia.
Read more

Sona Jobarteh's Single Dedicated to The Gambia Released Today

Earlier this year, musician Sona Jobarteh, from London, announced the coming of a new song and video to be dedicated to her ancestral home, The Gambia, which she works hard to promote.
Read more

FEATURED

A Birdwatcher's Paradise

Whether you're quite the twitcher, or simply love to experience a little bit of local wildlife, then come and see what The Gambia has to offer.
Read more

Celebrating Christmas and New Year in The Gambia

With no worries about preparing the festive feast (and no washing up afterwards) a winter sun Yuletide in the African sunshine is very appealing.
Read more

Join the West African Photo Shoot

A great opportunity for avid wildlife photographers.
Read more

Baobab smoothie recipe

Find out more about baobab and Aduna, a company who's mission is to create demand for under-utilised natural products from small producers in rural Africa.
Read more

£3,886 donated to schools in The Gambia

Last month The Gambia Experience’s School Development Fund donated a total of £3,886 to four schools in The Gambia.
Read more

The Brufut Education Project: Food for Thought

We showcase the Brufut Education Project and the incredible initiatives they run in The Gambia.
Read more

El Sol, the only Mexican restaurant in The Gambia

We visit El Sol, The Gambia's only Mexican restaurant, to see what all the fuss is about an get a taste of some quality international food.
Read more

FEATURED

Traditional Gambian Food and Drink

Delight your taste buds and expand your culinary experiences in The Gambia.
Read more

Introducing the Lemon Creek Hotel

Set amongst green gardens and right on the beach, Lemon Creek is a welcome addition to our property collection.
Read more

The Western Red Colobus Monkey

We profile the Western Red Colobus Monkey, one of The Gambia's most incredible inhabitants, yet sadly now an endangered species.
Read more

Tanji Eco-Lodge, a new holiday option for nature lovers

Find peace and tranquility in Tanji Eco-Lodge, the perfect base for lovers of birdlife, nature and the environment.
Read more

Birds of The Gambia: The Western Grey Plantain-Eater

A profile on the Western Grey Plantain-Eater, one of many fascinating birds in The Gambia.
Read more

Photo Essay: Tamala West African Drumming Troupe

Highlighting one aspect of Gambia's wonderful culture.
Read more

Birds of The Gambia: Red-billed Hornbill

Introducing the Red-billed Hornbill, another of the many beautiful and fascinating birds in The Gambia.
Read more

4,000 miles, 500 legs, 2 men, 1 van

This morning 500 prosthetic limbs are starting the 4,000 miles journey from the UK to The Gambia.
Read more

Birds of The Gambia: African Paradise Flycatcher

Thanks to James Fisher for his contribution to our 'Birds of The Gambia' series with this beautiful image of an African Paradise Flycatcher.
Read more

Birds of the Gambia: Blue-breasted Kingfisher

Find out more about this stunning bird, including where and when you can spot it.
Read more

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.
Read more

Introducing our first volunteer with People and Places

Pat, our first volunteer is helping small businesses to improve their administration and accountancy skills.
Read more

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.
Read more

Sponsoring a child in The Gambia

Getting to know Lisa and her family.
Read more

Review: Cooking with Ida - Fish Benachin

Kathryn, one of our Gambian Experts, reviews her experience of 'Cooking With Ida', a popular excursion which offers a great insight into Gambian life.
Read more

Futampaf, a traditional Jola initiation festival

Kathryn from our marketing department was invited by the Camarra family to a very important event - the initiation of their sons.
Read more