Go beyond the routes of a normal tourist excursion with the opportunity to visit the remote area of Southern Gambia combined with a cruise on the river, which divides Gambia from neighbouring Senegal.
We start with a visit to the Siffoe Farm and then proceed through the savannah of the lesser known area of Gambian countryside toward the border with Senegal.
We arrive at Berending where a traditional West African river craft is waiting to take us for a cruise around various inlets and islands of the Allahein River. The scenery varies from mangroves to open mud flats and fascinating banks of oyster shells. Here there is a good chance of spotting monkeys and some of the varied birdlife of this part of the country. Local fishermen and women are often seen digging for mussels in the mud or collecting oysters from the mangroves.
After about 45 minutes of cruising in and out of Senegal we disembark at Kartong and proceed for lunch and relaxation. There is an opportunity to swim for those who so desire.
On our return journey we visit the only reptile farm in The Gambia with snakes and lizards of varying sizes – a highlight not to be missed.
We drive close to the beach when we make our way back to the hotels.