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The Gambia offers not only sun, sea and sand but also a vivid cultural heritage, many possibilities to spot animals in the natural habitat and the possibility to get an insight into the way of life in the remote villages of the provinces.

The cradle of the culture and animal world of The Gambia is a “must-do” if you love nature, animals, history, culture and the countryside.  Local villages, roofs from grass, wooden fences, small mosques and sometimes schools and genuine sub-Savannah vegetation paint a picture of pristine Africa.

A detailed itinerary is available upon request.

Price is guaranteed with the minimum booking of 8 pax.

Please note that the itinerary can be adjusted according to your needs and wishes. 

Itineraries

Day 1

The way to the stone circles and animals in the wild

Our journey to the heart of the country begins early in the morning.
First stop is in the Tendaba camp, on the riverbank of Gambia river, where you have a chance to drink coffee or a soft drink and eat your breakfast.
We will stop in the village Wassu, where we will get to know Gambian Stonehenge, megalithic stone circles.
Our next stop is in the village Kuntaur. This is where we board a boat and ride to Baboon island.
After lunch, a genuine village experience is waiting for us.
The last part of the way will allow many rice-field sceneries to reach the riverbank of Lamin Koto, from where we cross the river and reach MacCarthy Island.

Day 2

History and culture of Janjanbureh

After breakfast at the lodge, we start our day of exploring the town/village of Janjanbureh.
We start the tour at the Methodist church early in the morning.
From there, we move to the freedom or liberation tree, which is a potent symbol in the history of slavery.
The next stop is the governors’ house which is now renovated due to the long tradition of governors occupying the place before moving to another location.
We continue our stroll to the slave house.
We stop at the colonial cemetery.
We also got a chance to see the only boarding school in The Gambia, Armitage High School.
The first stop for the cultural part of the trail around Janjanbureh is the Kankurang museum.
We stop at the sacred baobab, which has a hole in the middle where women cannot enter.
From there, we return to the lodge, where we will have lunch and time to rest.
In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the famous historian Taka Titi.
Another visit will be at the silversmith’s workshop.
The rest of the day you can spend by the river bank and relax in the bar.
After dinner at the lodge, you will be taken to the magical world of the masks and, of course, be invited to join in the celebration of tradition.

Day 3

Coming home

Since a trip can be a bit exhausting, on the last day, you will have a chance to sleep in. After late breakfast, we will head back to the starting point. The road will take us to the south riverbank. We will stop for lunch at magnificent AbCa’s Creek Lodge and take some time to relax.
We return in the late afternoon.

Price per person includes: 

  • local guide
  • all entrance fees
  • tips for the guides, drivers and other people involved in the trip 
  • 2-night accommodation in standard double room 
  • breakfast DAY 2 and DAY 3
  • lunch for ALL three days
  • dinner DAY 1 and DAY 2
  • 1 soft drink per meal
  • coffee and 1 soft drink at Tendaba
  • transportation from/to Senegambia 
  • boat trip 
  • cultural evening 
  • bridge fees 

Price does not include: 

  • breakfast DAY 1 
  • dinner  DAY 3
  • additional drinks
  • gifts/souvenirs
  • bottled water 
  • anything extra which is not mentioned in “price includes” 
  • international travel insurance  

We work only with officially licensed partners and official tour guides. In addition to that, we are working in tourism field since 2004. We care for our customers and we care for locals involved in tourism field. All trips are created by us and we have visited all the sites by ourselves. You can trust us.

By booking online you take advantage of not spending time planning and arranging your activities. You also guarantee availability.

Booking fees must be paid online upon reservation.
Paying with credit/debit card or PayPal however is not possible at the location.

Our representative will meet you the second day after your arrival at your chosen point. We will discuss details and extra information in person. It is possible for us to drop you off at a different place if pre-agreed.

We have baby seats for our little friends. It is though not compulsory by Gambian law that infants until the age 3 must have safety seats.

Changing is subject to availability and options, however standard pre agreed rate may be object to additional charges.

Yes, you can cancel your reservation. Booking fees are non-refundable.

We strongly recommend having travel cancellation insurance.

Yes. Every excursion is guided by Gambian licensed tour guide. Some sites will be guided by local area professional guide.

All our guides speak English and Wolof. Some also Mandinka, Fula, Jola and other languages.

Definitely, arrangements of tours for groups or large families are possible. Please contact us with your group requirements at info@my-gambia.com

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