Review: Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Review: Leo’s Beach Hotel, The Gambia, West Africa

Having opened just last year, this small boutique hotel is sure to prove popular. With just 5 double bedrooms plus 1 suite and with no children allowed, it is a serene oasis in the colourful country of The Gambia. The Austrian owners left their careers in publishing to build their dream home with a small, family run hotel attached, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and they invite you to share their dream with them.

Volunteering overseas without giving up your creature comforts

Volunteering overseas without giving up your creature comforts

From luxury eco lodges in West Africa to staying with the local royal family in Rajasthan, volunteer tourism no longer means having to rough it!

When most people think of volunteering abroad they imagine having to stay in very basic accommodation or perhaps living with a local family where they can really get to know the culture and this in itself is part of the attraction. In the past it was taken for granted that volunteering had to involve some kind of deprivation on the part of the volunteer but the award-winning company People and Places take a very different approach.

Great Summer Deals in The Gambia’s Green Season

Great Summer Deals in The Gambia’s Green Season

The Gambia in west Africa, is best known as a winter sun destination but the summer, especially up until the end of June is a great time to visit, with temperatures in the 30s, beautiful quiet beaches and an average of 9 hours sunshine.

Later on in the ‘green’ season, as its known, the rain usually comes in short sharp bursts, often at night and…

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