“Let’s Build a Village” Retreat (Gambia) 20-29 Nov or 17-24 Dec ’18

 Do you have a ‘Get Out’ Plan?

In 2015, I had a ‘premonition’ that in 5 years time (2020), my people were fleeing England and America.  So I thought “we’re going to need somewhere to run TO”.  This was my initial thinking behind wanting to build a village in my Motherland.  Have you been thinking about leaving western ‘civilization’ and like the idea of living in a commUNITY with like-hearted people?

While I was in the Gambia facilitating The Self Love Retreat, my vision of building a village started to become a reality;  I’ve now rented a 6 bed villa in Gunjur, and right opposite, is some land ready to be developed.  If you’d like to find out more about this project, join us in the Gambia on 20-29 November or 17-24 December for the “Let’s Build a Village” Retreat!  This will give you the opportunity to view the land, meet your potential neighbours, find out about other investment opportunities, get to know each other, and PLAN how our village will look.

Who is right for our Healing Village? 

  • People of African and Caribbean descent
  • Elders (those who are retired). In order to rebuild our commUNITY, we must have active elders who we can go to for counsel, and to bridge the gap with our youth
  • Families, especially those whose children are being failed by the schooling system
  • Single men and women who are interested in reconnecting with their Motherland, learning a Mother Tongue, and raising your future children in a nurturing environment, away from Western ideologies.
  • People who think for themselves (non religious)
  • Vegans/vegetarians
  • Non-smokers (organic cannabis is permitted)
  • Homeschoolers
  • People who want to sell up and move to Africa before the it’s too late
  • People who want to buy land in Africa and leave a legacy for their children and children’s children

The cost of the “Let’s Build a Village” Retreat costs just £299 per person (based on 2 sharing) which includes:

  • Airport transfers (20 & 29 Nov, 17 & 24 Dec)
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Transport for scheduled trips
  • A fun ‘Evening of Reasoning’ (based kn the topics raised in my novel ‘Journey of a Sister’)
  • A signed copy of my novel
  • Lots of sunshine to top up your melanin!

(N.B. Flights must be booked separately, you can get cheap direct flights from the UK with Thomas Cook Airlines)

Other trips you can pre-book on the Retreat:

  • Overnight trip to Dakar, capital of Senegal, and safari £150
  • Trip to visit the Stone Circles £50
  • Day trip to Kunta Kinte Island £50

You are welcome to stay at the Retreat Home for an extra week for just £50 outside of the Retreat Dates.

Reserve your place(s) NOW with a £100 deposit (only 10 available on each Retreat), and pay the balance any time a month before travel!

Download the >> Booking Form << fill it in, and return it to me by email.

(If you prefer to pay by bank transfer see the Booking Form for details)

For queries before you book email me: cezanne@journeyofasister.com


When you book your place, you’ll receive a FREE personally signed paperback of my 5* rated Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister


We will spend an ‘Evening of Reasoning’, discussing the topics raised in my Self-help novel ‘Journey of a Sister‘, aim to read it before you come, if possible!


Frequently Asked Questions:

“Where will we be staying?”

At my newly rented 6 bed villa in Gunjur, which is a 10 minute walk to the beach.

“Do I need to be vaccinated?”

Personally, I’ve never taken a vaccination either for Gambia, or my 4 month stay in Ghana.  Instead, I make sure that there’s hardly any sugar in my system (the mosquitos like sweet blood!).  I flush my system with Moringa powder mixed with water every morning, to alkaline my body.  However, if you feel safer getting vaccinated or taking anti-malaria tablets, it’s up to you.  I have been stung a few times, but I find that tea tree oil deals with them quickly, bring some with you!

“Do I need a visa?”

Currently, UK residents do not need a visa to travel to the Gambia for up to 28 days, and flights are cheap! If you live outside the UK or Europe, check with the Gambian Embassy in your country.

“What is the food like in the Gambia?”

The main Gambian dishes consist mainly of white rice, white bread, white sugar, and fish.  I am shipping over most of the food we will be eating, and we can buy fresh fruit and veg from the local women’s gardens.  If there are certain foods you like to eat, bring them with you!

“Should I change my money before I come?”

You can change your money at the airport, they don’t take commission; the rate is around 64 dalasis to the pound – but you might find that your money doesn’t last as long as you thought it might (e.g. I bought a 6 pack of 2 liter bottled water for 350 dalasis).  I’d say around £250-£300 should be enough spending money.

“What’s the weather like at that time of year?”

Admittedly, I was shocked at how cool it was in the evenings and mornings, but the days are very hot.  I was glad I came with my blanket lol.  Bring a jumper/cardigan to wear in the evenings/mornings, if you feel the cold easily, like me.

“Are children allowed?”

Children are welcome to join us!  Please let me know of any specific requirements you might have.

I have a whatsapp group for those coming on the Let’s Build a Village Retreat in November and December, request to join: +44 7915 377 846 (include the area code or it won’t come through) where I’ll be sharing info leading up to the Retreat!

For further enquiries, including details of the next Self Love Retreat  email me cezanne@journeyofasister.com.

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