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Eco Tourism & Conservation Projects In Gambia & Senegal In West Africa

Eco Tourism & Conservation Area in Gambia & Senegal

Welcome to Feel Free, an organization based in the picturesque village of Jinack Niji on the creek side of Jinack Island within the Niumi National Park. Our mission is to contribute to the preservation of the region’s natural beauty while fostering long-term social and economic development through eco-tourism and conservation projects.

Feel Free Lodge: Your Eco-Friendly Getaway

Located just 50 meters from a pristine, untouched beach where the Atlantic Ocean meets the River Gambia near the Senegal border, Feel Free Lodge offers budget-friendly accommodation powered by solar energy. Our lodge features comfortable en-suite rooms with hot water facilities, making it an ideal base for bird watching, fishing trips, charters, and exploring the wonders of northern Gambia and southern Senegal.

Eco Tourism & Hospitality Skills Development In Gambia

Empowering Communities through Education and Eco-Tourism

Since 2000, we have partnered closely with community leaders and villagers in Jinack Niji to develop sustainable environmental conservation and eco-tourism projects. Our goal is to support the long-term social and economic growth of the island and its inhabitants.

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The Feel Free Centre: A Hub for Development

In 2005, we established The Feel Free Centre in the village, serving as a central hub for local people and providing basic eco-tourism accommodation to fund our expansion efforts. Over the years, the center has grown to include indoor and outdoor teaching areas, hosting various development partners such as health initiatives, charities, NGOs, and aid agencies.

Addressing Socio-Economic and Environmental Challenges

Feel Free manages a range of education, eco-tourism, and conservation projects aimed at tackling the socio-economic and environmental issues faced by the people of Jinack Island and the surrounding region in northern Gambia and southern Senegal.

Socio Economic & Development Issues In Niumi

Preserving Natural Resources and Empowering Communities

The communities within and surrounding the Niumi National Park largely rely on natural resources for their livelihoods. They engage in activities such as subsistence farming, fishing, and harvesting natural materials like mangrove poles and grasses for construction purposes. Our initiatives aim to strike a balance between economic development and environmental conservation, ensuring the sustainability of these communities.

The wetland environment provides natural and sustainable building materials such as mangrove poles for roofing and grasses for thatching and fence construction. In these subsistence economies wet season rice cultivation and dry season market gardening, provision of dry season grazing for livestock, fishing and shellfish harvesting are also important. more on Environmental Issues On Jinack Island

Conservation & Environmental Issues In Gambia, Africa

Promoting Girls’ Education and Skills Training

In many parts of Africa, girls face greater challenges in accessing education compared to boys. At Feel Free, we are deeply committed to creating a world where all children, regardless of gender or background, have equal opportunities for education. We actively work towards providing sustainable educational, healthcare, and entrepreneurship training programs to improve the lives of girls and women in Africa.


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Join Us in Transforming Lives

We invite you to join us in making a positive impact in the lives of people in northern Gambia and southern Senegal. Let’s discuss and exchange ideas, approaches, and best practices for delivering sustainable educational, healthcare, and entrepreneurship programs that empower individuals and promote lasting change.

Together, we can create a brighter future for this region of Africa. Contact us today to get involved in our eco-tourism, conservation, and education initiatives.

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