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Traditional gambian homestay

Tanji, Gambia

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Duration: 2 days

Meeting Point: Not specified

Number of people: 1 - 6



  • Immerse in local Gambian family live of Franco and Alhagie
  • Exchange stories and get to know the local culture
  • Enjoy traditional Gambian food at your Tanji homestay
  • Duration: 1 night >
  • Maximum number of people is 6
Photo credit Morgane Gielen.



This Gambia homestay is the best way to Immerse yourself in the local life of a traditional fishing village. Everyone is friendly and laidback, you will surely enjoy peace and tranquility far removed from the busy city lifestyle. Brothers Franco and Alhagie, cannot wait to welcome you to Tanji, where you will live their daily life, meet their friends and neighbours and have the opportunity to exchange stories. The community is looking forward to hosting you and getting to know you.

There are two Tanji homestays to choose from, and you can decide when you get there. Both offer you a double bedroom with western-style shower and toilet. You have the option to join for lunch and/or dinner. You will get to know your hosts' wives as they happily prepare delicious home-cooked meals for you. As you ask questions about the rhythms of daily life, how they use the ingredients and what the traditional cooking methods are, you will taste, smell and see the Gambian culture as it truly exists today, not just how the tourist places would sell it to you. There is no Gambia homestay more authentic than this!

Price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
More information

Meet Franco, Alhagie Saho

Member since: February 2016

Hello, we are Franco, Alhagie Saho. We are born in Jakaba in Gambia’s countryside. At a very young age we started looking for a better future for our family and ourselves. We have worked in a guesthouse for some time where we have met many people from around the world. This has taught us a lot. Ten years ago we got in contact with a couple of people from the Netherlands. With them we have set-up several projects with the goal to give children a chance to build a future. Franco speaks English and Dutch and Alhagie speaks English. We would love to show you our Gambian way of life and to learn from each other. We are looking forward to welcome you!

Contact Host


2 days

Incl. service fee

$ 20.01 p.p.p.n.