We begin from Nemasu at 8am and head by bike or car (your choice) through the forest, a 30 minute ride to the Jolla tribal village of Berending on the Halahin River that separates Gambia from Senegal. Here we are picked up by local motorboat, and cruise past mangroves and forests, viewing many birds, and perhaps crocodiles and monkeys, on the way to the Senegal side of the river. We dock the boat at a small restaurant in a pretty inlet, and ride or walk 15 minutes through old rice fields to the ancient village of Nyafurang, where there are some incredible ancient silk cotton trees, as well as welcoming villagers. We spend a little time looking around, and then back to the restaurant for lunch and/or a cold drink (bring some spending money ? . We take the boat to Kartong, and ride or drive back, stopping at the Lemon Tree Art Gallery, and if you like, the Reptile Farm.
Gambia to Senegal Bird Safari
Gambia City and Market Tour
Drive 30 minutes to the second biggest town in Gambia- Brikama. We spend time browsing the busy, bustling alleys of the Brikama local market. Afterwards we visit the Brikama Craft Market. From here we head to the Abuko nature reserve for a walk amongst the trees and monkeys. Then on to Serekunda Market- the biggest in Gambia. On to the sacred Katchikelli Crocodile Ponds, the Tanji Fishing Village, and back to Nemasu for sunset.
West African Cooking 10 – 2pm
Join our Gambian neighbours, to plan a traditional West African meal. Go to the local market and do the shopping. Come home and cook over the fire, learning a little about life in the village. Eat your wonderful meal and make your way back.
Palm Tapper Jungle Visit 9 – 12pm
Visit the world of the Palm Tapper. This person, from a very old tribe, taps the sap of the palm tree to make palm wine. It’s an unusual, interesting experience into a different way of life. Try the wine and see how he works.
Reptile Farm and Art Gallery 2 – 5pm
Drive to the reptile farm / hospital, just 10 minutes away, and be introduced to the local snakes and other reptiles. Drive further and have a drink at the Halahin River where locals take the dugout canoe to Senegal. Come back past the Lemon Fish Art Gallery, and back to Nemasu.
Sunset bird safari 4 – 7pm
Walk with our knowledgeable guide through the woods to view Gambias famous birds and possibly crocodiles & monkeys
Senegambia Night Life Tour 8pm – who knows?
Leave after dinner for the Senegambia tourist strip. Our guide will accompany you to some of the colorful and fun bars, restaurants and nightclubs of Senegambia. You can return whenever you’re ready!
Fishing Village (anytime)
Go with our guide to the nearby Gunjur fishing village, to view the boats coming and going, and meet some of the local characters. This can be done alone, but with our guide, it will be a less stressful experience, and he can guide you through lesser known places like the fish smoking & drying house, and the bolong
Fathala Wildlife Reserve, Senegal (7am-7pm)
A long and wonderful day driving to the closest wildlife safari park in West Africa. See Rhino, Giraffe, Antelope including the rarest of all antelope- the Western Giant Eland, found only here. You’ll see Lions, waterbuck, and other animals. Price includes taxi to Banjul both ways, boat across the river Gambia, assistance through immigration, transport and entry to Fathala, Guided drive through the reserve, and lunch. Does not include Lion walk and other Fathala promotions
Kunta Kinteh (St George) Island (8am-7pm)
A full day including boat on the Gambia river, to the world heritage site of Kunta Kinteh island, where slaves were transported to the west, many years ago.
- Try our stand up paddle boards in the sea or river (D300/30 mins)
- We have beach toys including a frisbee to play on the beach
- Rent our bikes D600 full day; D350 half day (up to 4 hrs)
- Stroll down the beach to the Mosque and further to the fishing village
- Visit the local juice bars & meet some locals
- Help at the local school
- Walk through the small streets of Madina Salam, right next to Nemasu or through the woods to various attractions like giant baobab trees, neighboring villages & lodges
- Have a massage with our trained deep tissue massage therapist