GAMBIA
EXCURSIONS

Away from the endless beaches and hotel swimming pools, The Gambia is a wonderfully diverse country. Discover our range of unforgettable excursions, enabling you to explore further afield.

Our Favourite Days Out

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Six Tours in One

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Cooking with Ida in The Gambia

Ida's Home Cooking

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Lazy Day Cruise

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Fathala Wildlife Reserve Animals

Senegal Wildlife - Fathala

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Vaughan Ashby

Excursions

From a journey to Senegal, to a morning's birdwatching experience, or a lazy day cruising down the River Gambia, we've got something for you. For something extra special, 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.

Winter & Summer

Tanji Birding Kayaks

Tanji Birding, Kayaks & Canoes

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Winter & Summer

Cooking with Ida in The Gambia

Ida's Home Cooking

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Winter & Summer

Lazy Day Cruise

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Winter & Summer

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 & Summer

Six Tours in One

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Winter & Summer

Private Boat Hire

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Winter

Wake Up With The Birds

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Winter

Creek Fishing

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Winter

Alex Haley's Roots 

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Places to Visit

We've put together a list of some of the things we've discovered in our 30 years of exploring in The Gambia, and like to do when we're out and about.

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