Chris grew up in Holland but now lives in Hampshire where The Gambia Experience’s head office is based.
“I love the variety of landscapes here and living close to the sea but I often don’t like the weather. I love skiing and I always miss mountains when I’m at home or elsewhere. Another passion is sailing which I enjoy both here in Hampshire and in The Gambia.”
Over the years, Chris has seen a gradual increase in the number of hotels in The Gambia but, as he explains, “they are all low-rise and in keeping with the destination, which is still relatively undeveloped although there are more tarmac roads and street lights than there used to be. And there’s now an emerging Gambian middle-class.
I’ve visited The Gambia over 100 times yet I always look forward to the variety of excellent food that is available, meeting people I know, their friendliness and enthusiasm – even when times are difficult.
I also look forward to visiting new parts of the country and getting new experiences – which is still easy even after so many visits!”