Musa`s Garden Lodge Chill out festivities

My Magazine 2022/01
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During the Kankurang Festival, Musa`s Garden with The Women`s Collective will be expanding on our mini fest held last year by hosting a mini “on the edge” festival in the garden. The vibe will be chilled with some fun thrown in, so come and relax or join in some of the activities, you can even bring your own tent for a small charge. Food and drinks including cocktails will be available throughout the day. You can even sing your way to a free cocktail!

Musa`s Garden Lodge is a riverside lodge in Janjanbureh with stunning views of the river and surrounded with nature.

The women’s collective is a group that teach arts and crafts skills to other women who need their own financial independence due to domestic violence


Here is a taster of what you can expect so far….


Batique Workshop/over 2 days Friday and Saturday,

Times: 9 am to 5 pm each day with lunch included

Come and learn the traditional art of Batique. Founded over 2,000 years ago, it is highly cherished throughout West Africa. A textile technique using wax and dye on a piece of fabric You can design your own hand drawing, or we will help. You can choose to make either a T-Shirt or Bedsheet/Throw. The fabric is included in the price

Prices D1,500/£22/€25

Free places: As we love sharing our skills; this workshop has some spaces available to the local women of Janjanbureh at no charge

Please book in advance

Festival Merchandise: we have been busy! Made especially for the festival, purchase your Kankurang, tops n socks, tops n caps and tops with wraps in advance by messaging us on Face Book or at Musa`s Garden during the festival

Prices D500/£7.50/€8


Tug of War – Saturday 5pm

It's “heave ho” time at Musa`s Garden. Tug of war has its origins in India going back to the 12th century AD where it was played in ancient ceremonies and rituals. With 8 in each team, the winners will be the best of three pulls

Has anyone got a rope and wants to volunteer to manage this game?

Kayaking Race – Sunday 2 pm Gambian time

Last year’s race was hilarious, the warmup songs were even better as we thought the race had started. Join in or come and roar for your favourite to win. The race starts at Musa`s Garden across the river to Lamin Koto then return.

We are looking for prizes for this event so any donations will be welcome, otherwise, we will give the usual One Boiled Egg to the winners!

Price: free. All participants must be able to swim. We use open top Kayaks


Bring your own tent/sleeping bag

Musa`s Garden has space for some tents and toilet facilities. Come and pitch your tent and sleep under the stars

Price: D100 per night

Please book in advance


Musa`s Garden Lodge

Welcome to Musa's Garden Lodge MacCarthy Island Janjanbureh During the Janjanbureh Kankurang Festival on 28/29/30 January 2022 come and join our chilled out vibe on the Riverside with workshops, fun events, food and drink and festival merchandise.
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