Welcome to WYCE

WYCE is the shorter name of the Wonder Years Centre of Excellence.

We are an independent NGO (non-government organisation) dedicated to improving the lives of the villagers of Madina Salam and surrounding areas. We are improving the lives of local people through education and improved health care.

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Become a volunteer

As a volunteer you’ll get to experience the real Africa. If you choose to volunteer you’ll also make a real difference to the village of Madina Salam, and its environs.

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Donate your old bicycle

The WYCE Gambia NGO works closely with the UK charity Re-Cycle. This year has seen the 100,000th bike make it to Africa. An amazing achievement.

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Astonishing Retreats

Beginning in 2020 WYCE Gambia will be offering some incredible opportunities to visitors. Not only will you be able to enjoy the surrounding of it’s compound in Madina Salam but you will also be able to take part in some one-of-a-kind activities and retreats.

The first of these retreats is the Ultimate Yoga Retreat which is being led by  Manjit Sohal and Anita Nakra

Visit us for an Exceptional Experience

The Gambia has two main and very different ‘seasons’.  Between May and October is what’s called the ‘Wet’ season. November to April is (you guessed it) the ‘Dry’ season.  It’s worth bearing this in mind when you book your visit as both seasons have their own individual challenges. 

WYCE Gambia welcomes everyone to the lodge, so whether you’re a solo traveller, family, back-packer, student on a gap year or long term volunteer we want to meet you. Find out about our Lodge Rates and Discounts.


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Standard Lodge Room

Simple and Comfortable Standard lodge rooms come with single (fixed) beds. Each bed comes with a duvet, one pillow and a mosquito net. If you need additional pillows you can bring your own or purchase them from the WYCE staff. Each lodge room also has a separate ‘European style’ flush toilet and bathroom area. The rooms […]

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  • Adults: 1
  • Size: 40ft²
  • Categories: Standard
  • Amenities: Wall safeWiFi
  • Amenities: Daily bottled waterFree WiFiTable and 2 chairsToilet & Shower

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Family Lodge Room

Family lodge rooms come with one double bed and a single (fixed) bed. Each bed comes with a duvet, one pillow and a mosquito net. If you need additional pillows you can bring your own or purchase them from the WYCE staff. Each family room also has a separate ‘European style’ flush toilet and bathroom […]

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  • Adults: 2
  • Children: 1
  • Size: 60ft²
  • Categories: Family
  • Amenities: Wall safeWiFi
  • Amenities: Daily bottled waterFree WiFiLaundryTable and 2 chairsToilet & Shower

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Backpacker/Hostel Room

If you’re travelling or exploring on your gap year then you should put the WYCE compound on your travel itinerary. It’s the perfect place to start or finish your tour of West Africa and, as long as you stay for 3 nights or more, you’ll get free transfers to and from Banjul airport. Staying in […]

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