The Gambia where the mystic never ends

The Ministry of Tourism and Culture invites all people of African descent and all persons committed to the well being of Africans and the development of Africa, to come home to The Gambia and participate in The 12th edition of the International Roots Festival which is a historical, cultural and educational event, scheduled to take place in The Gambia from the Friday 6th - Friday 13th May 2016.

For over 400 years our people have been separated by the results of the African Holocaust (Trans - Atlantic Slave Trade) and the legacy of colonization has kept us at odds with our true history, identity, cultural traditions while preventing unity and growth amongst African People and the African Continent.
Roots 2016 commemorates the enforced enslavement and transportation of millions of Africans to the Americas and the Caribbean Islands. Africans and friends of Africa from the Diaspora are presented with a unique opportunity to attend and participate in The International Roots Festival 2016.

Facts About the Gambia

Gambia Geography and other facts

The Gambia is situated in West Africa, which is why todays six-hour flight from Britain causes very little jet lag.Read more...

Ethnic Groups

Main Ethnic Groups of the Senegambia

The ethnic groups can be defined as a group of people sharing common ancestry and many cultural characteristics.Read more...

Roots Festival

Clients Testimonials

22 Jan 2013

Make sure you attend the next Roots Festival in T

Written by : Nina M.

22 Jan 2013

Gambia and Gambians I love you, I will be back so

Written by : Amina Johnson.

05 Jan 2013

A profound and moving experience, I found my real

Written by : D. Lewis

Contact Us

The International ROOTS Secretariat

National Museum

Independence Drive


The Gambia

+220 422-7980

        +220 422-6244

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