I’m just back from The Gambia after leading a group of seven birdwatchers on a ten day trip and we had a great time.
A combination of media scare mongering and general geographical ignorance of the places affected by Ebola meant this already poor country is almost on it’s knees due to the lack of tourists. On occasion we were the only people at our accommodation and at the sites we visited, which was great for us as it meant less disturbance for the wonderful wildlife we had come to see.
We clocked up around 280 species of birds on a very laid back and gently paced tour. We had boat trips getting us close to the eight species of Kingfisher we saw, great views of Hippo’s and much much more.
My next trip here is with photographers, which is fully booked, but I have plenty of room on my next trips, November 2015 for birdwatchers and January 2016 for Photographers, so take a look at the website for more detail, or drop me a line for a full itinerary. It might be a good time to book up as flights will no doubt be cheaper to try and encourage people back to the country. Click on the link here to take you to my tours page – Tours
Many thanks to those that came on the trip, everyone of you were great company and it was a pleasure to show you around The Gambia.
Just to confirm, The Gambia is Ebola free and always has been.
Here’s a few shots from this trip;
Bob the Baobab
November 2014 Group shot