Malick Suso Tours
Malick Suso has over 20 years of experience birdwatching in The Gambia and knows the terrain and where to look for the rare species like no other. He's also been described by none other than Chris Packham as one of the very best bird watchers and guides in the whole of The Gambia. High praise indeed!
Since Winter 2010, we have offered 3 day birdwatching tours led by Malick himself; he has taken groups (maximum of 8 people) to a variety of habitats, utilising all his local knowledge to help seek out the rarest and the most colourful species with very positive feedback. Here is what some recent delighted customers have to say about him: "It was not only Malick's superb knowledge and awesome skill in locating, spotting and calling up birds that made our time with him so special. In addition to this it was also his passion for sharing his understanding of the people and culture of his country as we ventured 'up river' and away from the coast. He showed great initiative and flexibility in being sensitive to our needs, to give us the trip we really wanted. We learnt a great deal and had lots of fun in the process, coming away enriched by our time with him. He seemed to know nearly everyone and it was clear why he is liked and respected."
Download a PDF checklist of all the bird species in The Gambia (569 species!)
In conjunction with Malick we have put together a very interesting tour, concentrating on different areas and habitats within The Gambia and starting on a Saturday which you can incorporate into your holiday.
Winter 2013/14 - 16th November 2013, 11th January 2014, 1st February 2014 (NOW FULL),
Booking now for 15th March 2014 & 12th April 2014
Winter 2014/15 - 15th November 2014; 17th January 2015; 21st Feburary 2015 & 28th March 2015
(If you are travelling outside of these dates we can book Malick Suso for private tours - please contact our reservations team 0845 330 4567)
Over the three days you will visit a variety of habitats. At Kotu stream and the surrounding area you can see a huge variety of waders, plus a number of different kingfishers, and maybe even an elusive bittern. At Brufut Woods, helped out by local community experts you can spot the stunning white-faced scops owl and a true 'lifer' in the long-tailed nightjar. At Tanji sure you'll see all four tern species plus a whole host of other shore species and sea birds. Whilst at the nature reserve at Abuko you can see bee-eaters, African darters and hammerkops and may spot a soaring lanner falcon, riding the rolling levels.
The pricing details for the three day tours are as follows:
Price - £175 per person (in addition to your holiday
For more information about Malick Suso Tours please contact a member of our reservations team on 0845 330 2060
to find out more try...
Nik Borrow and Ron Demey's superb Birds of Senegal and The Gambia
Or try Stuart Winter's The Birdman Abroad which features a great chapter on Stuart's experiences birdwatching in The Gambia.