Mammals, slave history, chimps, birds


A tour full of diversity, with lots of highlights. Mammals in Senegal, chimpanzees in The Gambia, the terrible slave history of this region, the great inland of the country, and even birding : maybe our most diverse short tour !

Day 1 : very early pick up at your hotel - around 06.30 - for the short drive to Banjul and the ferry-terminal. The ferry to Barra: often chaotic, always a great experience. Can be a little fresh early in the morning, be prepared. Certainly some birding, maybe dolphins. At Barra we take the special 4 x 4 for the visit of Fathala, that we reach immediately after crossing the border with Senegal ( pasport needed !).Rhino, zebra's, giraffe, different types of deers, monkeys, birds, warthogs : lots of things to see. Then time to drive to Alberta, the gateway to Kuntah Kinteh Island. The boat trip on The Gambia starts the visit, we get all info from the guide, also on the island. Back in Alberta time for lunch/drink and later the visit of the museum. Already late afternoon we drive on the North Bank to our first lodge : Morgan Kunda. A lodge with a very big garden, and so : birding till the evening.

Day 2 : as promised, today something completely different. After some driving we have the highlight of the day : boat tour to the chimpanzees, with all the time also birding.The close encounter with the chimps is soo impressive ! Back at the car, we drive direction Georgetown that we reach after crossing The Gambia on the small ferry, then we drive to our new lodge at Bintang.

Day 3 : At Bintang we visit a quarry with a lot of birds and a big colony of bee-eaters, then we drive to Georgetown to visit the slave house and to learn more about the slave history. Driving and birding on the south bank road we go direction Bintang Bolong and another great lodge : Bintang Bolong Lodge, with terrace and lodges above the water. Good for a great unique evening with possibly a very colorful sunset

Day 4 : After breakfast we will explore the surrounding and do bird watching up to 1 pm, then go for lunch at the lodge. After lunch we drive, with some more stops, back to the coast and the hotel, for relaxing after 4 busy days.

This is a all inclusive tour : ferry, boat trips, all transport, lodges, meals, entrance tickets, coffee/tea break at 12.30, water and soft drinks during the day, guiding service.Contact us for your best price for your group !!!!

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