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Senegal & Gambia River Cruise

Senegalese Dugouts

Why join this Voyage?

  • An intrepid voyage deep into the heart of West Africa, experiencing local river life along the banks of the Gambia River, as you venture upstream to the old colonial city of Janjangbureh
  • A bird-watchers paradise with large wetlands, mudflats and mangroves providing a huge array of avifauna. Also home to baboons, three species of monkey, chimpanzees, hippopotamus and various antelope
  • Travelling aboard a small motorised catamaran, accommodating up to 46 passengers, offers a comfortable platform for exploration and a very personalised overall experience of this wild frontier

Trip Summary
This voyage takes you into the heart of West Africa on the Gambia and Saloun Rivers, which provide the lifeblood for the remote towns and villages along their banks. Heading south from Dakar along Senegal’s Atlantic coast, there will be time en-route to explore the Saloun Delta. From Banjul you will sail upstream for up to 240 miles through the heart of Gambia, far away from the mainstream tourism on the coast. This voyage will take you to fishing villages and small towns, as well as the region’s best national parks and reserves encompassing mixed mangroves, wetlands and forest habitats. Along the way there will be great birding opportunities and the chance of seeing baboons and monkeys, along with hippo’s and chimpanzees, which are rehabilitated on an island in the Gambia River National Park. This voyage will appeal to the more adventurous traveller who wishes to get under the skin of this little visited corner of West Africa.

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