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ABOUT Sita Joyeh, Makasutu & Galloya

If you want a memorable experience in The Gambia, a trip to Sita Joyeh (Baobab Island), Makasutu, and Galloya will take you through some of the country's most stunning landscapes and cultural sites. Embark on a unique journey in The Gambia that will take you to some of the region's most beautiful and mystical places. From the stunning Baobab Island to the sacred Makasutu Forest, this trip will surely delight and inspire you. You'll also enjoy cultural performances, such as djembe drumming, and take a horsecart tour of Galloya village's stunning murals. With its blend of natural beauty and cultural experiences, this trip is truly one-of-a-kind and not to be missed.
culture and tradition
Boat trip
Nature
Live music

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.

Arrival

Boat trip to Makasutu

Your journey starts in the morning with a drive from Senegambia to Kuloro. As you arrive at Kuloro, you'll embark on a short boat ride to Baobab Island, a place that is as unique as its name suggests. The island is home to a vast collection of baobab trees known for their distinctive appearance and medicinal properties. Here, you can take a break and enjoy snacks and coffee while admiring the island's beauty.

Afterwards, you'll continue your journey to Sita Joyeh, where you'll have the chance to take a boat trip to Makasutu. The journey takes you along the mangrove-lined river, showcasing the region's natural beauty and wildlife. Once you arrive at Makasutu, you can take a forest walk and experience the tranquillity of the forest, visit a fortune teller or a palm wine tapper, and have a unique and exciting experience. The fortune teller can give you insights into your future, while the palm wine tapper can give you a taste of the local beverage that has been enjoyed for centuries.

Sita Joyeh Baobab Island

Lunch and Entertainment

After visiting Makasutu, we will take a boat trip back to Sita Joyeh. From there, we will head to Baobab Island Lodge for a delicious lunch and some time to explore the nearby nature.

No trip to The Gambia is complete without experiencing the country's vibrant cultural scene. That's why we can arrange for a djembe drumming group to perform for you on Baobab Island. This energetic performance will surely get your toes tapping and your heart racing.

Galloya Village

colorful village murals art

Next, you will take a short drive to Galloya village, where we will tour the colourful village murals via horse cart. The murals in Galloya village represent local culture and history, depicting scenes from everyday life, historical events, and religious ceremonies. They are painted in bright, bold colours and are a testament to the artistic skills of the local people. The murals are a source of pride for the village, and they attract visitors from all over the world who come to admire their beauty and learn about the local culture. This is also a unique opportunity to get a glimpse into the daily lives of the locals and learn about their traditions and customs.

Finally, we will return to Senegambia, where you can relax and reflect on your unforgettable journey through The Gambia. This one-day trip has everything from stunning landscapes to vibrant culture.

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

Please note the minimum number of tour. Your departure is 100% guaranteed once the minimum number of travellers book the tour. Rates are per person and might vary depending on the availability, requests for changes and number of travellers. For more information, send an inquiry. 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.

PRICES

Group tour (*min. 4 travellers)
165€
Group tour (*min. 8 travellers)
150€

inclusions

What is included

  • All means of transport and road taxes
  • Morning snacks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Activities (drumming)
  • Professional guide
  • Guide tips
  • Community contributions

What is excluded

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
  • Breakfast and dinner. 
  • Drinks. 
  • Souvenirs. 
  • Travel insurance, visa fees and international flights to and from The Gambia.
Private or Group Tour
You can attend this tour as a closed group or 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.
Family Friendly
Tour is suitable for families with kids more than 5 years old.
1 day trip
This trip starts in the morning hours and ends in the evening hours.
Moderate activity
This trip requires light to moderate 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?

This trip requires light to moderate activity.

What should I bring with me?

We recommend bringing sun protection (headwear, long, lightweight clothes, sunglasses, sun cream) and mosquito repellents. Ensure you bring enough water (you can also buy it on the way) and some snacks if you get hungry quickly.  

EXPLORE GALLOYA WITH US

My Gambia enjoyed a journey through the hidden villages while interacting with the people living there sharing their traditions with us. We enjoyed the nature in a peaceful environment of Wunderland where we boarded a boat down the creek.
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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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