I got hooked on The Gambia after a visit there in 1998 and now lead tours twice a year for photographers and birdwatchers alike, marketing my ten day November trip as a ‘Birdwatchers’ tour and the two weeks spanning January into February for photographers.
Each trip is run at a leisurely pace, giving everyone ample opportunity to enjoy the birds and their environment and with both tours visiting the same locations, the longer trip does give photographers even longer with their subject. Truth be told, each trip has a mixture of both interests, photographer accompanied by birdwatcher spouse etc, but with myself, two local guides, plus driver on each trip, everyone’s needs are very well catered for.
Tours start with a few days hotel based at the coast, moving inland to Tendaba Camp for a taste of real Africa. Then further inland to Georgetown and back to the coast again via Tendaba, in so doing we sample the full diversity of what The Gambia has to offer. We visit Bee-eater colonies, forest, savanna and take boat trips into tidal mangrove creeks, the later allowing close approach to Kingfishers, Herons, Waders and plenty more besides.
The tours are competitively priced and offer a great escape from the British winter. Below are some sample images I’ve gathered on previous trips, but you’ll find more on my websites, ‘Gambia Gallery‘.
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