At Gambia Tours, we offer up a wide range of excursions all with our highly maintained and air conditioned fleet and professional guides.
Enjoy a day of creek fishing on a traditional Gambian Pirogue.
Both boats offer a sun deck and covered areas and there is a full bar service on board that offers a hot and cold snack menu as well as refreshing drinks to have in the hot sun. Included in this excursion you will be given a hot drink upon arrival and a sandwich lunch (e.g. Hot dog, Cheeseburger or Tuna Sandwich). The boats are fully insured and carry life jackets. All fishing equipment and bait is provided and experienced staffs are at hand to help if required.
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.
Our first stop will be Fort Bullen in Barra which is the first antislavery Fort built. The visit will be guided by a Fort guide who will give a detail history of the significance of the Fort. Afterwards, a stop will be made at the Wassu Stone circles where we explain the nature of the stone circles, their history and how they came to exist. From there we head to Kuntaur for a 4 hours’ boat trip along the River Gambia. Afternoon, we arrive to Jang Jang Burreh Camp where we will relax and dine and enjoy folkloric music by the villagers. The next day we walk around the camp for bird watching and animal spotting.
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 centre for the central river division, which also has the office and residence of the commissioner.
This is an exclusive and quality day on a 60ft modern Gambian styled pirogue.
This very scenic route will enable you to take in some of the many species of bird and river life whilst soaking up the calm and relaxing atmosphere that this cruise offers. For the keen bird-spotter, binoculars and bird books are readily available.
An early start is needed as the drive takes just under one hour to the Makasutu cultural forest. You will be picked up from your respective hotels around 08:00 AM.
Makasutu is a palm forest situated on the banks of a beautiful meandering tributary of the River Gambia (Madina Bolon), encompassing many different ecosystems including dense forest, savanna and mangrove regions. The environment encompassing this forest is home to hundreds of varieties of birds, 3 species of monkeys, monitor lizards, pygmy deer, man goose to name but a few-and if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of migrating baboons, that make the forest their home for a number of months each year.
A trip for birdwatchers! As said by ornithologists all over the world, The Gambia is considered to be a paradise for birdwatchers. More than 500 birds live in the reserve; varieties of monkeys can be seen as well as crocodiles. Walking on for about an hour will bring you to the Abuko Nature Reserver where you can see hyenas, reptiles, antelopes, bush ducks, crown cranes and many more animals.
Calabash Residence is a deluxe, self-catering apart-hotel with charmingly-furnished Studios.
Departure from your hotels after breakfast at 08.30hrs. The drive takes us to the Makasutu Cultural Forest. Makasutu is a Palm forest situated on the banks of a beautiful meandering tributary of Th...