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The Gambia

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.

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2012 Birdwatching in the GambiaBirdwatching near Faracuta Forest by Ed DrewittVillage Weaver by Ed DrewittLittle Beeater by Ed DrewittHooded Vulture by Ed DrewittVillage Weaver with nest by Ed DrewittMamadou introducing Faracuta Forest by Ed DrewittMamadou calling for birdsMandina LodgeMandina LodgeAfrican Paradise Flycatcher (Dave Montrevil)Beautiful Sunbird (Dave Montrevil)Gambia - Blue-breasted Kingfisher (Dave Montrevil)Cordon-Bleu (Dave Montrevil)Dark Chanting Goshawk (Dave Montrevil)Swallow-tailed Bee-eater (Dave Montrevil)

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

H.W.
Hertfordshire
The Gambia in Style

Linda and her staff were really friendly and welcoming, like we were visiting friends. The weather perfect! Good food and accommodation. The guides were great and very knowledgeable. Lots seen. The group all got on well together. Fabulous swimming pool! Flight duration great. Would love to go back sometime.

P.W.
Hertfordshire
The Gambia in Style

The staff were all excellent, very friendly. Great weather, and good food. Our guides really knew the birds. Overall an excellent trip and would like to return.

W.S.
Berkshire
Gambia

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.
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