Wildlife holidays in Gambia
Tell me about Gambia …
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 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.
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Our ‘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! 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 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 Gambia HOLIDAYS
The leaders were exceptional. They combined and complimented each other brilliantly. Both worked flat out in the field for 10-12 hours daily to ensure that all clients saw as much as possible, noting which birds each person had missed to ensure they had first chance next time.
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.
The UK guide was a good birdwatcher and the local guide was excellent.