Tours

BIRD WATCHING IS OUR CONCERN

Great White Pelicans, Gambia

LET’S WATCH!

Birdlife Africa organise professional bird watching tours in both The Gambia and Senegal, specially tailored for small groups or individuals. With our experienced guides you will venture off the beaten track to discover a rich variety of birds, wildlife and vibrant culture in these two beautiful and friendly west African countries. The Senegambia region boasts an avifauna of some 660 species in total, with The Gambia recording over  540 species alone, a third of which are migrants from the Palearctic. A holiday here promises something for everyone with shorter, relaxed trips in the coastal region of The Gambia, to more exciting itineraries concentrating on the more rural and bird rich areas up-river.

Birdlife Africa has the experienced, local leaders that will ensure a most memorable and enjoyable birding holiday to little explored areas of the region.

We have these core programs to choose from, although they can easily be tailored to suit your needs. The two-week trips require prior booking but shorter tours can be arranged once in The Gambia by contacting Ebrima Njie at birdlifeafrica2002@yahoo.com or on (00 220) 984 1959 / 631 6640 / 345 0720 or Skype ebrima.njie587, or call Mustapha on (00 220) 998 7157.

Programme One: Up-river Adventure

A two week birding tour at the best spots in both the Gambia and Senegal. Includes transport, boat trips and entrance fees; up-river accommodation, breakfast and lunch; water, the services of a professional guide, itinerary and a free bird checklist.

Up to 4 people: £1000p.p. – 5 to 10 people: £900p.p.*

Programme Two: The Gambia Explorer

A week’s birding tour within The Gambia, consisting of three days at the coast and two nights up-river at Tendaba Camp. Includes transport, boat trips and entrance fees; Tendaba accommodation, and lunches elsewhere; water, the services of a professional guide, itinerary and a free bird checklist.

Up to 4 people: £375p.p. – 5 to 10 people: £325p.p.*

Programme Three: Quest for Raptors 

A five day tour within the coastal region of The Gambia. Includes transport, lunch at Marakissa and packed lunches, water, the services of a professional guide, itinerary and a free bird checklist.

Up to 4 people: £250p.p. – 5 to 10 people: £200p.p.*

Programme Four: Gambia Safari

A two week bird watching tour within The Gambia, seven days up-river and seven days coastal. Includes transport, boat trips and entrance fees; up-river accommodation and meals; water, the services of a professional guide, itinerary and a free bird checklist.

Up to 4 people: £800p.p. – 5 to 10 people: £700p.p.*

Programme Five: Presenting the Past

This one week tour is a Gambian roots and bird watching tour along the North and South Banks of the River Gambia. Includes transport, boat trips and entrance fees; up-river accommodation and meals away from your coastal hotel; water, the services of a professional guide, itinerary and a free bird checklist.

Up to 4 people: £350p.p. – 5 to 10 people: £300p.p.*

Programme Six: Early Bird

A day trip to find the Egyptian Plover at Soma, with lunch and a boat trip at Tendaba Camp; or cross on the ferry from Banjul to Barra and drive straight to Kaur wetlands on the North Bank. Includes transport, boat trip/ferry crossing, food and water, the services of a professional guide, itinerary and a free bird checklist.

Price per person: £100 *

Programme Seven: Desert Experience

A two week birding tour to the most bird-rich areas of The Gambia and Senegal, with many desert specialists to be expected. Includes transport, boat trips and entrance fees; up-river accommodation, breakfast and lunch; water, the services of a professional guide, itinerary and a free bird checklist.

Up to 4 people: £1100p.p. – 5 to 10 people: £1000p.p.*

Programme Eight: Mandinari Highlights

A one week birding tour within the coastal areas of The Gambia, whilst staying at Mandinari River Lodge. Mandinari is the ideal situation for a peaceful holiday and it allows for easy birding of inland, creek and coastal birds. Includes transport, boat trips and entrance fees, water, the services of a professional guide, itinerary and a free bird checklist.

Price per person: £200 *

*Price in other currencies depends upon exchange rate at time of booking. All other expenses, such as accommodation at the coast, bar bills, additional food and tips, are to be paid by the clients.

TRANSPORT:

Whilst on tour we will travel in our own private vehicle with a maximum of eight clients, ensuring plenty of room for everyone … and for the photographic gear!

ACCOMMODATION:

We can help you book your accommodation on the coast, which isn’t included in the cost of the tour. Accommodation up-river is more basic but still comfortable.

 

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