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Market trip & Traditional home cook meal provided by Sainabou Mariama

Market trip & Traditional home cook meal

Market trip & Traditional home cook meal
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€57.22
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
This experience will take you into the day to day life of a Gambian woman and family. We go to the market to shop for food, daily, to feed our families, and also buy products at the market, and we will take you to the largest one. Let us show you what Gambia looks like through the eyes of Gambian women. We want to show you the amazing country we live in, meet new people and enjoy authentic home cooked food, that you can learn how to make with us. We started this business after being encouraged by our first guest, who is a friends Wife. We took her out, at her request, to experience these things we are offering, as no other women are offering something like this for you to experience our daily lives. The experience was amazing for all of us, and now we wish to share this with you. Our other goal is to send a child to school each year with proceeds from our experiences. We believe it is important to teach our children well, to become strong adults.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 205112P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
lunch depends on available fresh produces in the market • use of cooking materials • Bottled water
Exclusions
sunscreen,guidebook • Gratuities
Duration
6–9 hours
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
we can pick you up where ever you are staying in the Gambia.
Senegambia, Serrekunda, The Gambia whether you are staying at a guess house or a hotel, we will happily collect you.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
lunch depends on available fresh produces in the market • use of cooking materials • Bottled water
Exclusions
sunscreen,guidebook • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
we can pick you up where ever you are staying in the Gambia.
Senegambia, Serrekunda, The Gambia whether you are staying at a guess house or a hotel, we will happily collect you.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–9 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Senegambia
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Serekunda
    Stop: 3 hours
    We will pick you up from your location,then head to the main market (the biggest one in Gambia), where we will show you around and shop for ingredients which we will use to cook a meal together later in the day, we will also teach you a few tricks on how to bargain, if you want to buy any personal items,
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  • You'll end at
    Senegambia
    Senegambia, Serrekunda, The Gambia
    whether you are staying at a guess house or a hotel, we will happily collect you.
    See address & details
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Fantastic experience in The Gambia!
Nov 2018 • Solo
I had an absolutely wonderful time taking this experience with these two wonderful hostesses.

To be honest, a friend of mine told me about this excursion. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, aside from being taken around to the market and then having a Gambian meal. I was in for a wonderful surprise. The market we went to was so interesting, and both Sainabou and Mariama were so gracious and fun! They made sure I was comfortable from time of pick up all the way through the day. We explored the market, I asked questions, they even helped me negotiate pricing on a few items that I wanted to buy.

Most everyone speaks English in The Gambia, but for those people who don't have a strong command of the language, Mariama and Sainabou were great at helping me to translate to people about things I was looking for. Everyone was so friendly, and I fully enjoyed my time with them.

As for the food...good grief, these women can cook! I was asked if there was anything that I didn't like, and I told them, honestly, I don't really care for most fish. They asked me if I would try a fish dish, if they made it, along with some other things, and of course since it wasn't the only thing, I was game. From a non-fish eater, this is the best fish I've ever eaten, and I so wish I could cook fish like them, as I'd eat it every day!

I'm now hooked on several Gambian dishes, and they even taught me the basics of making a couple of things that I could take home with me, for the future (to make myself), with ingredients I could find in America.

I cannot recommend this excursion enough, and hope to go back and do another one with them on my next trip!
Written 28 October 2019
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we are vary happy you enjoyed your tour with us and that you were vary satisfied with our service, we hope that you will book with us, if and when you returned to the Gambia
Written 1 November 2019
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