This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Gambia yoga vacation
The Ecolodge development was undertaken to help the indigenous people of The Gambia and ensure that no toxic fumes or waste would be produced, in fact all water and waste is recycled without polluting the soil or the atmosphere.
Solar power: We are committed to reducing the amount of fossil fuel required to run it's services and amenities because fossil fuels pump damaging gases into the atmosphere.
These waste gases heat up the Earth like a greenhouse, causing global warming, the resultant rising temperature's, melting ice caps and rising sea levels cause climate change.
Permaculture landscaping: "Permaculture, originally 'Permanent Agriculture', tackles how to grow food, build houses and create communities, and minimise environmental impact at the same time. We can live in a more natural and environmentally friendly way and significantly improve our quality of life. By thinking carefully about the way we use our resources - food, energy, shelter and other material needs, it is possible to get much more out of life by using less. We can be more productive for less effort, reaping benefits for our environment and ourselves, for now and generations to come.
Greywater filtration: Water is a precious commodity. One solution to water shortage is to use some of your household water twice. The greywater from sinks, bathtubs and clothes washes, can be put to use in the landscape, to provide nutrients for fruit and vegetables.
Our peace of mind promise.
We produce 100% sustainable energy ourselves without noisy generators and operates entirely on solar power. We only use energy efficient products.
All prices are fair and reflect sustainable working conditions and fair terms of trade for local farmers and workers. We employ only from the local village and we buy local too. This guarantees everyone receives a fair deal and your vacation really makes a difference to the local economy.
Composting toilets are fitted in each room and are completely odourless. They eventually replenish our soil along with the organic recycled kitchen resource. All lodge resource is recycled on site.
Each member of staff receives accredited training, fair pay and a non contributory pension. They also receive life cover, sick pay and up to 21 days vacation each year.
The lodge has solar water heating in the guest rooms and kitchen. The water from the showers and wash basins are fed through grey water recycling. This provides all the water for garden irrigation and great vegetables.
All staff can plan for their futures. We offer small saving plans and a micro loan system for those unexpected emergencies such as roof repair. The domed roundhouses have fruiting trees and bushes positioned around them giving shade. This means the bedrooms are cool by intelligent design. Rechargeable solar powered fans are available.
All fresh produce is grown or sourced locally without the use of pesticides. All meats, fish and shellfish used in our restaurant are sourced locally and are of the very highest standard..