Yabouy Home Cooking



Gambian Home Cooking Day

Experience the local Tanji fishing market where we buy fresh local produce to cook for our meal. This is slow-cooking at its best, fully allowing the flavours to emerge and giving us time to chat, play local games, learn about the local cuisine and culture, and enjoy the delicious aromas from the pot.

The meal is enjoyed in the garden and is topped off with local tea, fruit and poetry recital. Immerse yourself in Gambian culture – join us!

Come Dine with Ida

Treat yourself to an authentic Gambian evening! Enjoy traditional Gambian food and drinks in Ida’s courtyard while being entertained with soft kora music. Get an insight into local issues through conversation with an invited business or government person, if you wish.


A great evening for groups or families to get closer to the Gambian culture, or as an opportunity to celebrate a special occasion in a special place. Hotel transfer included.

Home Stay

Fully immerse yourself in the Gambian culture by staying with Ida! Mingle with the locals, walk to the beach in 10 mins and enjoy nearby restaurants in this central, yet quiet, location. A great option for families, groups and volunteers looking for something more than the traditional beach holiday!

The six rooms all have fans, WiFi, maid service and access to kitchen and washing machine. Meals and transfers on request.

Ida specialises in

  •     Gambian Cooking Experiences


  •     Gambian Dining Experiences


  •     Home Stays


  •     Celebrating Special Occasions


  •     Hospitality Consultancy

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