Lower Niumi does not offer 5-star hotel beach-holidays often found in the tourist areas – it offers so much more!. There’s a variety of hostels, guesthouses and self-catering homes where locals are only too happy to be employed to cook delicious food and drink.

This is a unique opportunity to experience the true Gambian way of living and get a glimpse into the lives of its people. It’s the perfect place to become fully immersed in the culture, understanding the power of food and love, and how Gambians share whatever they have, no matter how little they might have.

There is a list of accommodation with price lists that can be sent out to anyone interested in coming to join the fun. All guesthouses on the list have been tried and tested by invited guests of the festival – and they have all come back with exceptional reviews. You will not be disappointed!