An island in the River Gambia in Central River Region
Accessed by south road via the bridge on to the island
Accessed by north road via Banjul Barra ferry, the ferry on to island at Lamin Kotu
Accessed by River Gambia
Learn about kayaking opportunities in Janjanbureh with our own Dave Adams
Janjanbureh Uniting Sustainable Tourism
and Community Training
Charity No: XT21437
Tour Guide Training by YEP ~ Nov. 2017
in conjunction with National Youth Council
Tour guide training is the first step towards a long term aim to develop Janjanbureh as a second destination for tourists. Visitors already come to Janjanbureh either through organised tours or as individuals. The immediate presence of more trained local licensed guides can only enhance their experience.
With the coming Janjanbureh Kankurang Festival the guides will be providing tours not only on the island but in satellite villages.
The whole aim is for "communities to offer and enable guests to interact through cultural exchange and preserve their norms and values without distorting or commercializing their beautiful culture". The training is ongoing in identifying such places.
An invitation to tour guide training
The current training includes developing community tours with the aim of creating activities in which the visitor has an educational, emotional, social, and participative interaction with a place, its living culture, and the people who live there, leading to the understanding of the value of cultural diversity by the process of learning and sharing experience between tourists and the host community.
The ability to access appropriate knowledge that does not belong to one’s own culture is seen by many visitors nowadays as one of the most valuable experiences.
Follow how the training developed over the five days with pictures from and links
to some of the guides' Facebook pages
The Trained Licensed Guides
Marong Camara, Jalamanag Danso, Muhammed Fatty, Isatou Foon,
Musa Foon, Omar Jammeh, Modou Jange, Muhammed Jawneh,
Muhammed Kebbeh, Muhammed Saidykhan,
Kaddy Sanneh, Mustapha Sanneh, Kebba Sarjo, Taka Titi
The Training of Trainers (ToT)
Some of our guides from Janjanbureh joined representatives from GTB, ITTOG and NCAC to become Master Trainers in Community Based Tourism (CBT)
Training began 20th November 2017
High level training on Tour Guides starts in Janjanbureh under the auspices of YEP, involving ITTOG, NCAC, GTB
Interesting day as we brushed through the History and Culture of Janjanbureh..
Final day of five days training
Fourteen guides complete their training
Muhammed L Saidykhan
You can be certain your Tour Guides can offer a very good product with this intensive training
See details and photos from some of the Tour Guides' Facebook pages