Discover The Gambia

The Gambia ( Banjul, Abuko, Juffureh)

Visit the Gambia and start in Banjul at the mouth of the river. Tour the Abuko Nature Reserve and look for crocodiles and monkeys. Visit Juffureh the ancestral home of Alex Haley and inspiration for “Roots” before a cruise down the River Gambia.

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Activity
  1. Day 1 Banjul, The Gambia

    Arrive Banjul; meet assist and transfer to Hotel. Orientation.
    Meal(s) Included: No
    Overnight at Senegambia Beach Hotel or Similar

  2. Day 2 Banjul

    After breakfast, Banjul City Tour. Visit the markets, museums, Batik factories, monuments and other points of interest.
    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
    Overnight at Senegambia Beach Hotel or Similar

  3. Day 3 Abuko Nature Reserve

    Visit the Abuko Nature Reserve and Brikama Carving Center. The Abuko Reserve is the principal Nature Reserve in the country. Walk through the jungle where you might see monkeys, chimpanzees and many types of exotic birds. Sometimes crocodile, lion and antelope can be found. On the return, stop at the village of Brikama, famous for its wood carving market. Dinner and overnight in Banjul.
    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
    Overnight at Senegambia Beach Hotel or Similar

  4. Day 4 Juffure

    Visit Juffureh, the ancestral home of the late Alex Haley, best-selling author of Roots. Grandma Karafa Kinteh, the oldest living relative of Alex Haley, will welcome you.
    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
    Overnight at Senegambia Beach Hotel or Similar

  5. Day 5 Cruise

    Cruise on the river Gambia where dolphins will generally show their presence. Stop at a Mandingo Village to experience village life. Be entertained by a mini cultural festival. The river meanders its way from Banjul on the Atlantic coast through typical African villages for 300 miles into the interior of Africa. You can travel through the original routes where slave ships sailed and visit exotic historical places like James Island, Albreda Slave market and Juffure.
    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
    Overnight at Senegambia Beach Hotel or Similar

  6. Day 6 Leisure Day

    Enjoy a free day at leisure to relax on the beach, shop or take an optional tour. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner with traditional entertainment.
    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
    Overnight at Senegambia Beach Hotel or Similar

  7. Day 7 Depart

    Morning at leisure before departing for your onward flight
    Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Trip Includes:

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in the listed properties
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Admission to listed sites
  • Meals indicated
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