The roots tour was very interesting in its self, however, I was somewhat baffled by the selling of pre purchased school supplies for the local school as I was sure the same books were being sold many times over. that said, when in Africa you have to accept that everyone wants money for something and it's just a way of... 更多
This was our second visit to Albreda and Juffureh, this time with 3 children 12-15. We booked through Bushwacker Tours in the Senegambia strip who were cheaper than the Thomas Cook tour by about 30%, and really well organised. Overall it is a fascinating and humbling trip to the apparent birthplace of Kunte Kinteh, and whether or not the ancestral... 更多
A "Roots" trip was the one essential thing we wanted to do on our first Gambia trip and we took the advice of regular visitors by supporting a local agent rather than using our Tour Operator. We chose Kawsu Tours (close to our Kotu hotel) and were so glad we did. We had the same tour as everyone else but... 更多
There's not a lot to see, but it's the history you are here for and it is quite emotional to see the horrors of slavery as depicted in the museum and listening to the guide. My only complaint, is that too many children use these visits to beg from visitors which I found very disapointing
I went with a Group 'Rave about Africa' and did not know what to expect. The guide was so informative and knew his stuff. I was glad I had this experience with a group and conversations continue on the boat ride back to the hotel. A splendid and sobering experience.
I visited The Gambia in 2008 and I will never forget The Gambia experience & looking to returning May in May 6th - 13th 2016 for The Gambia Roots Homecoming Festival 2016
We had a wonderful reception when we arrived at Juffureh, the children were singing and we had a dinner for all of the guests at the Roots Festival 2014. I must say in all the years I have been coming to Juffureh, the Guide is the most wonderful friendly and helpful man, make sure you give him a tip for... 更多
I travelled by boat with a friend on an organised excursion upriver 28 November. When we arrived at the village... 更多