GAMBIA
EXCURSIONS & EXPERIENCES

Away from the charms of the endless beaches and the allure of the hotel swimming pools, The Gambia is a diverse and easy-to-explore country. It's all there waiting for you - all you need to do is get out and see it! We offer a number of great holiday excursions that enable you to explore further afield, or we can now arrange for you to hire a private driver / guide for a day, in addition to pre-booking birdwatching and other selected trips.

Check out our top 10 things to do in The Gambia, for first time visitors looking to enjoy the best Gambia experiences throughout their holiday. From Winter 2016 we will also be offering a selection of local experiences such as visiting a peanut factory or local school, or training with a local football team! These can be enjoyed either individually or as part of a small group for a more personal insight into life in The Gambia.

Our Favourite Days Out

Six Tours in One

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Cooking with Ida in The Gambia

Home Cooking Course

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Kachikally Crocodile Pool

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Fathala Wildlife Reserve Animals

Senegal Wildlife - Fathala

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Vaughan Ashby

Excursions

We offer a wide range of excursions enabling you to experience more of The Gambia. Our programme ranges from a historic journey back in time to Alex Haley’s ‘Roots’ to a morning's birdwatching experience or a lazy day cruising down the River Gambia. Alternatively, why not hire a Land Rover and driver / guide for the day or rent a private African pirogue to meander down the creeks? Please speak to your hotel representative who will help you choose the best options for you. Some of our day trips are also now available to book for your private party on a day of your choice.

Winter & Summer

Mark Eveleigh

Walk With Birds

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Winter & Summer

Cooking with Ida in The Gambia

Home Cooking Course

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Winter & Summer

Lazy Day Cruise

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Summer

Four Tours in One

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Winter

Makasutu Nature Forest

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Winter

Fathala Wildlife Reserve Animals

Senegal Wildlife - Fathala

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Winter & Summer

Private vehicle hire with driver/guide

Private Land Rover / 4WD Hire

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Winter

Daniel Hocheimy

Close to Nature

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Winter

Six Tours in One

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Winter

Creek Fishing

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Winter

Hippo Tour to Janjanbureh

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Winter

Wake Up With The Birds

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Winter

Fort & Ferry

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Winter

Private Mini Tours

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Winter & Summer

Private Boat Hire

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Places to Visit

We've put together a list of some of the things we've discovered in our 20-odd years of exploring in The Gambia and like to do when we're out and about in the old country.

We're always on the lookout for things to do and new experiences and are well aware that there is a whole wealth of knowledge out there just waiting to be tapped! So if you have any more ideas that you think should be in this section or experiences you'd like to share please do get in touch or come see us on our Facebook page and let us know.

Places of Interest

Sanyang Beach

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Places of Interest

Julbrew Factory Tour

Julbrew Factory Tour

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Places of interest

Stilted lodge at Mandina Lodges

Wide Open Walls at Kubuneh

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Places of Interest

Simon Galloway

Tanji Fishing Village

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Places of Interest

Fish Market Bakau

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Places of Interest

Fajara Military Cemetery

Fajara Military Cemetery

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Activities

Football Stadium in Bakau

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Wildlife

Kachikally Crocodile Pond

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Activities

Wrestling

Wrestling

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Activities

Golf in The Gambia

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Wildlife

Chris Packham

Brufut Woods

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Wildlife

Trevor Carpenter

Kiang West National Park

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Wildlife

Simon Galloway

Tanji Shore

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Culture

Roots - Albreda Village

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Culture

Jola Festival

Jola Festival

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Making the most of The Gambia

We're of the opinion that if you're going to come all the way to Africa you might as well see some of the continent whilst you're here!

Yellow taxis

How can I get around?

Most hotels have a taxi rank nearby. It is best to agree the price in advance and there should be a price board displaying the tariffs. Although taxis are regulated, many wouldn't pass a UK MOT test! The only public transport are Bush Taxis which cover the main routes and some bush roads, but do not run to a schedule. They are cheap and very over-crowded but are a great way of absorbing the local flavour.

Boat trip with expert guides at Chimp Rehabilitation Project camp

Private Hire

If you have an idea of places you'd like to visit, speak to your representative in resort and you'll find you can book a private guide and landrover with ease. You can plan an itinerary for either a half or full day out, and your driver will stay with you and take you wherever you need to go. It's a great - and relatively cheap - way, to see The Gambia. It is also possible to hire an African pirogue for the day to explore the creeks at your leisure.

Your Security

The Gambia is generally speaking a very safe country, and taxis and Bush Taxis are all regulated by the government. Similarly, if you check with your representative and hotel first, you'll find all private guides helpful and respectful. As in any foreign destination, always keep your belongings with you and take care at all times.

 

This was our first visit to The Gambia and it was a great holiday. The friendliness of the staff was overwhelming! Our hotel exceeded expectations and we would definitely stay there again. Fantastic area for birding!

Mrs Brown – Guest – Hibiscus House