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    There's lots of things to do and places to see in Gambia, but you do need a local guide to get around and make the best of your time, we can suggest great days out based on what you would like to do, our most popular destinations and excursions are listed below;

    Please have a look at our itenerary and prices for further information.

    Book with these days or choose your own days that suit you most (Tailor made).

    1.  Ethnic experience (Thursday): The event will offer the opportunity to feel and experience the ethnic attraction of the rural Gambia, such as colorful folk-life, native costumes, house types, customs, regional food and drinks. Ndemban is giving you the opportunity to experience memorable and fun filled entertainment. So please don’t miss this great expedition on this special day.

    2.  Ethnic Anniversaries (Saturday): Integration into a global village is increasingly becoming popular with the merging of cultures in African society. Celebrate your special days i.e. birthday parties, wedding, marriage and engagement parties in a more Gambian Jola trip style. Enjoy every colorful life of the village. 3.  TDA Tour (Tuesday): this is a tour that shows you the Tourism Development Area of the Gambia coastal area. The tour takes you to see the crocodile, craft market, monkey, visit to local wind factory for a taste of local palm wine and finally to the Tanji fishing center.

    4.  Senegal Experience (Wednesday): Experience the natural beauty that surrounds traditional villages of the ‘Real Africa’. The Gambia’s neighbor is not well known to many British, but is very inch as friendly and equally as fascinating. Ride among herds or antelopes crowned by the western Giant élan – the rarest one. You will drive up to the giraffe, rhinos and buffaloes and spot monkey families on giant African mahogany trees. Not to be missed.

    5.  Georgetown trip / OVERNIGHT (Friday): This is a two day tour which takes you upriver into the heart of Gambia. Stay overnight in a traditional African camp, then visit the mysterious stone circle of Wassu, the old colonial buildings of Georgetown and a boat trip to McCarthy Island you will also visit a small Island called Panton Island where you will be hopefully sight hippos, chimpanzees, birds and others. This excursion last for 2 full days.

    6.  South Senegal /Cassamance (Sunday): stay overnight at Atlantic Abene lodge & sport fishing. Abene is a charming small village located in the south of Senegal. The village borders the Atlantic Ocean and offers diversity a variety of landscape, amusement and culture through a warm and welcoming population. Stay in a real area of peace in the middle of a tropical garden and Fiaos forest. As an exceptional site it is classified as world patrimony by the WWF which is the proof of a fauna & flora. 7.  Ethnic cruising (Monday): A relaxing day on a traditional pirogue boat to meander through the mangroves, top your tan on the upper deck and even cool down in the water with a refreshing swim. The afternoon involves more relaxing, sighting birds, or a chance do some fishing and a visit to Lamin lodge and guess what you will the chance of direct contact with the guide and the captain.

    Monkey Park
    A small bigilo park on the outskirt of kololi provide a glimpse of the Gambia’s plant and bird life and the monkeys will be ready for welcoming you to the park.



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    The River Gambia
    The gambia river magestically flows from one end of the country to the other.Take advantage and cruise the river and see different speices of bird.



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    Abuko Nature Reserve
    Monkey, hyenas and crocodiles, like the one living in the sacred katchikally pond, are seldom seen in the wild, but storks, pelicans and a tremendous variety of bird life draw the most demanding ornithologists to the Gambia.



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    Stone Circle
    Wassu is the Gambia‘s most important stone circle cite. Balafon or kora players often liven up the mood there.



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    Agriculture
    The peanut is the Gambia leading export crop, but cotton is king in the Basse region Women grow the food that feed their families as on this vegetable garden in Ndemban



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    Batik Factory
    Batik is probably the Gambia’s most wide –spread art form. All aspects of daily life are depicted



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    Banjul (Ex-Bathurst)
    The observation deck on arch 22nd offers a view of gallery-lined houses. The small town of Barra visible behind the mosque You can also learn to see how the city is divided into two parts business center and people residents



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    National Museum
    The collection in Banjul’s national museum, which is located at the end of July 22 drive are so rich and varied that takes several hours to see them all.



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    Albert Market
    Albert market which is the only city’s biggest market with its many stall and crafts marts on the right hand side of Russel street, should not be missed.



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    Fajara 18 Hole Golf Course
    This par 69 course is open green fee players provided that they take up temp membership in the club. Membership also gives access to the other facilities such as tennis, squash, badminton, billiards and swimming pool, bar and restaurant. . There are no golf carts but caddies are available.

    Fajara Golf Club in Gambia

    Bring a Brown sweeper as the greens are brown, drinks are available on the course and its also a good place for bird watching can be arranged on the course for 12 Dalasis.

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    Sindola Campground
    Located in Kanilai , The president’s village. Sindola is the most luxurious campground in the Gambia interior. Guest stays in a garden and can have opportunity to walk around the biggest zoo of satangba, where you have the biggest animals.



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    Lamin Lodge
    The mangrove grows where the tide is felt along the Gambia and the estuary. The trees intertwine along the many bolongs in the Lamin. Lamin lodge is a popular tourist destination with excellent restaurants and canoes for rent



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    Makosotu
    Canoe rides are among the trips organized from oyster creek, where visitor can have a breakfast and watch birds at the same time. You can also join the locals for some interactive tribal dancing-where you are the star.



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    Makosotu Moonlight
    It’s Saturday night jungle fever down in the makosotu forest. Be there on time for the magic sunset over the creeks. After the campfires are lit its time for the BBQ followed by acrobats, fire-heaters and the hypnotic sound of African drums. A night to remember in true African style.



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    Bushwhackers Bar Safari
    The biggest and the best night out in the Gambia. Let us saw you the best bars and whilst you get into the Gambian groove with free shot of jungle juice in each bar. Watch out, is a night you shouldn't miss.

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    Sunset Cruise
    Experience the wonder of Gambian sunset as you cruise gently through the creeks on a traditional wooden pirogue. Enjoy dinner at a rustic restaurant, over looking the mangroves complete with African music and dancing.



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    Champagne Creek
    A day to relax as you meander through the mangrove creeks on a wooden traditional pirogue. Top your tan, sip your bubbly and enjoy your lager and the Gambian dish with Fatou (F). A lazy day to relax and indulge, away from the beach and pool.



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    Canoe’S Garage
    The coming and going of canoes is a sight that never becomes wearisome. These scenes take place in Bakau.



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    Tanji (South Gambia)
    Fish is smoked to preserve it, for example here, in Tanji. The racks must have good ventilation and allow smoke to permeate each fish.



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    Palm Tree (Palmwine)
    The jola are experts when it comes to making palm wine, which is produced from fruit picked at the top of the tree. Try this wine in the jungle is among the Gambia experience.



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    Bakau Crocodile Pool (Katchikally Pond)
    Take advantage to see and stroke the crocodiles in this pond. You can walk amongst the crocs in their natural environment, 100s of crocodiles in this pool, among them you have the pool attendants to saw you the very friendly ones which like to take photos with you and stroke them as they come out to take sun bath.



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    Local School In Ndemban
    This is a village in southwestern Gambia .Are you looking to assist any school children in the Gambia .Make a visit to Ndemban nusery, primary and junior school where you will fine with not enough school material for their education .



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    Please have a look at our itenerary and prices for further information.

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