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ABOUT Boat trip & Jola village experience

This is an amazing trip if you love nature and if you don't have time to experience a proper Ninki Nanka Trail. Let us take you on a one day tasting of The Real Gambia! Visit communities along the river Gambia creeks and combine it with exploration of the culture, traditions and lifestyle.
culture and tradition
boat ride
communities
responsible travel

Itinerary

Arrival

  • The starting point is Senegambia.
  • Pick-up at your location can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Accommodation before the tour start can be arranged for an additional cost.

See the trail route:

 

West Kiang National Park

Boat trip

We start our journey with breakfast at Tendaba River Camp, a beautiful and peaceful spot by the river. This place is a paradise for animal and nature lovers. 

After refreshment, we board a boat to explore the wetlands to spot some of the stunning area's wildlife and natural scenery.  

After the boat trip, we will continue our journey to Kiang West National Park, which is one of the largest and most important wildlife reserves in the Gambia. It was declared a national park in 1987 and is located on the south bank of the River Gambia. 

Ndemban

Jola Village Experience

We will continue our journey to Ndemban, a Jola village on the river's south bank. 

We greet the alkalo first and have a chance to ask about the history of the village and daily life there.

After a delicious traditional home-cooked lunch, we walk to the bakery to have our hands-on experience of making a famous Gambian bread – tapalapa. In the meantime, we stroll to the women's gardens to help with the morning watering of their vegetable beds. After we put the bread in the oven, we head to the river, where we will see the process of cleaning and preparing oysters for sale at the market.

We return to the bakery to have a taste of freshly baked bread and gather some strength for the workshops. We will learn about and participate in the process of salt production by a traditional method and make our very special souvenir – a naturally dyed T-shirt or material made together with village ladies.

We head back in the late afternoon. 

End of tour

  • The finishing point is at the pick-up location, Senegambia.
  • Accommodation after the tour can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Drop-off at your location can be arranged for an additional cost.

RATES

You can join our scheduled group departure tours as individuals or book a private tour. Your departure is 100% guaranteed once the minimum number of travellers book the tour.
You can also book a private and customized tour, where a minimum number of guests is not required. For an exact quotation for the number of travellers, please send an inquiry.
Rates are in GMD (Gambian Dalasi) per person and might vary depending on the availability, requests for changes and number of travellers.
For more information, send an inquiry.

PRICES

Private tour (*min. 2 travellers)
8,300 GMD
Private tour (*min. 4 travellers)
6,700 GMD
Group tour (*min. 6 travellers)
5,100 GMD
Group tour (*min. 12 travellers)
4,600 GMD

inclusions

What is included

  • All means of transport 
  • Boat trip at Tendaba
  • Fees for Kiang West National Park 
  • Breakfast with coffee or tea 
  • Lunch with one soft drink
  • Water
  • All workshops and entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Local guides' and facilitators' tips
  • Community contributions

What is excluded

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Costs of Pick-up and Drop-off at your selected location
  • Dinner
  • Personal items (souvenirs, additional drinks...)
  • International flights to and from The Gambia
  • Travel documentation (permits, visa fees...)
  • Travel Insurance
Private or Group Tour
You can attend this tour as a closed group or join our group departures as individual.
Customization Option
You can request minor changes to the tour.
Can start any day
Depending on availability, the tour can start in any day of the week. For scheduled group tours, please send an inquiry.
Family Friendly
Tour is suitable for families with kids more than 6 years old.
1 day trip
This trip starts in the morning hours and ends in the afternoon hours.
Light activity
This trip requires light activity.
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FAQ

Can I adjust my trip?

You can adjust your trip as a private tour. With the group tour, slight adjustments are possible. 

How demanding is the trip?

The trip is easy to moderate. The most activity expected from you is when you have to board a boat. It will include some walking, but there will be no serious activity. 

What should I bring with me?

We recommend bringing sun protection (headwear, long, lightweight clothes, sunglasses, sun cream) and mosquito repellents. We recommend comfortable wear. 

Embark on Ninki Nanka Trail with us!

The Ninki Nanka trail is a responsible tourism product promoting Community-Based Tourism and dispersing economic benefits to rural areas. Travel responsible and feel the taste of the REAL Gambia!
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GET A DEEPER INSIGHT INTO YOUR ADVENTURE

Learn about one of the villages on the Ninki Nanka Trail - Ndemban.
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How it works?

Fill-in the contact form on your left and your personal assistant from My Gambia team will:
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    • Once you confirm the offer, we will ensure everything will be set for your trip or activity.

Do you need more than just adventure?

Run through our questionaire and we will prepare the wholesome experience that suits your travelling character.
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OFFERED BY

ITTOG & NNE

The trip is organised by the Insitute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG) in collaboration with Ninki Nanka Encounters (NNE).

ITTOG specialises in hands-on training mainly in the Travel and Tourism sectors with special emphasis on travel agency, tour operations, tour guiding, ground operations, events management, entrepreneurship/business skills development, responsible/sustainable tourism, community-based tourism, and general tourism business management.

NNE Foundation is a small, new Gambian charity and UK community interest company (CIC) working towards the responsible development of the Ninki Nanka Trail as a community-based tourist destination.

They work on projects with communities, tourism businesses and local government to develop experiences, products and community-based tourism designed to create inspiring, cultural interaction between travellers and local people and use tourism to create livelihood opportunities for host communities along The River Gambia.

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