Dave Adams

Local Expert / Storyteller

After a lifetime of travelling in the developing world, Dave finally hung up his rucksack in the Gambia. Having arrived with a plan to travel further into West Africa, he fell in love with Janjanbureh and decided to stay, establishing his social enterprise business, Fair Play Gambia River Adventures, on a shoe-string budget in 2016. Fair Play has since become renowned for offering unique ecotourism experiences for small groups of discerning travellers and for its positive impacts in the town. Dave now lives in Lamin Koto, across the river from Janjanbureh Island, with his two Gambian sons and dog, Limpy.

Stories from Dave Adams

Absolutely Rammed: A Visit to a Weekly Provincial Market in The Gambia

Experiencing the exciting atmosphere and sensory overload of a bustling lumo in Wassu.

The Gambia’s Educational Breakfast

In The Gambia, the morning meal is served with a side of information thanks to its repurposed printed packaging.

Masquerade Culture, Wildlife Encounters, and Fresh Mangoes in Janjanbureh, The Gambia

People often stop in Janjanbureh en route to other places, but its vibrant culture and nature-based experiences make it a destination in and of itself.