Wildlife holidays in The Gambia
Tell me about The Gambia …
The Gambia offers a combination of superlative bird watching with a warm sunny climate, making it an ideal holiday destination.
Increasing numbers of European bird watchers are taking advantage of The Gambia’s unique accessibility.
With much of West Africa either in political turmoil or very expensive to visit, the tiny West African Republic of The Gambia remains an astonishing bargain for travellers and it has a friendly, easygoing atmosphere.
It’s a country worth exploring – there are many examples of fascinating African culture in the rural heart of the country, where the latest European fashions and music have little part to play in the daily life of the villages.
Our Gambia specialist recommends...
Our ‘The Gambia’ tour is a birdwatching holiday taking in the colourful birdlife of West Africa. We explore the Gambia River staying at conveniently located camps with highlight species such as the Egyptian Plover.Dan Free
What’s special about its wildlife?
In a nutshell, its birds! The Gambia is widely recognised as an ideal country to get an introduction to the diverse & colourful bird life of the African continent
Naturetrek Tour to The Gambia
We offer a 12-day bird watching holiday to Gambia visiting a number of prime birding locations along the Gambia River.
What birds might I see?
- The range of potential species includes huge Goliath Herons, Pink-backed Pelicans & other waterbirds
- A splendid variety of raptors
- Red-throated & Carmine Bee-Eaters
- One of the highlights of any Gambia tour is a chance to see the handsome Egyptian Plover
WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR The Gambia HOLIDAYS
In all respects, the holiday was excellent, and I would like to particularly mention the excellent leadership provided by Chris and Sering.
Beautiful site at Mandina - charming staff and local guides - nothing too much trouble.
Very pleased the week was not exclusively aimed at birds as this gets very tedious for those with more general interest in natural history.
Ed was the star turn. Not only was he cheerful, positive, organised and very helpful, he had excellent knowledge and observation skills across the whole spectrum of species in the areas, making it much more interesting for generalists. He was also very professional.
I saw about 270 species, of which almost half were lifetime firsts. The headline of the holiday was the first ever recorded sighting in the Gambia of a Hairy-breasted Barbet, unequivocally captured on film by way of verification. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip, and thought it very successful and good value for money.