This is an excursion which takes you over 300 KM into the Gambia and it also gives you a chance of seeing most parts of the country and seeing very old monuments, the famous Stone Circles for example.
An early departure from your respective hotels where you head straight for the ferry terminal in Banjul for you’re crossing to Barra. Barra is located on the North bank of The Gambia and is the route you will use to get to Georgetown.
Our first stop will be Fort Bullen in Barra which is the first antislavery fort built. An inside visit of the fort will be made; the visit will be guided by a fort guide who will give a detail history of the significance of the fort.
A coffee stop will be done before proceeding to Farafenni.
Along the way a stop is made at Farafenni market (lumo). Lumo is a relatively busy market where loads of local carvings, food and clothing can be seen and bought. Along the way you pass a few villages where the views and sightseeing can be quite spectacular and unique.
A stop is made at the Wassu Stone circles where we explain the nature of the stone circles, their history and how they came to exist. Is it believed that these circles were discovered in around 100 BC and discoveries date back up until 750 AD?
From here we head to Kuntaur for a 4 hours boat trip along the River Gambia. Enjoy your lunch while sailing along the mangroves swamps with chance to see hippos, monkeys, crocodiles…
Then, arrive to Jang Jang Burreh Camp for overnight. Jang Jang Burreh Camp is a typical traditional camp, built in African huts style, surroundings by a magnify vegetation, located on the Banks of Mac Carthy Island. After relax and dinner, enjoy the typical folkloric music by the villagers. Dancers will performed various traditions as naming ceremony, marriage, circumcision. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
The next day, wake up and walk around the camp for bird watching, animal spotting is made. In the camp green velvet monkeys can be seen who normally come to the guests for feeding.
After breakfast, we leave the camp for a stop to visit the village of Georgetown, locally called Jang Jang Burreh.
Jang Jang Burreh (Georgetown) is the name given to the island by a brother and sister who discovered it. Jang Jang Burreh is also the administrative center for the central river division, which also has the office and residence of the commissioner.
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