gambia birding tour

​​​​​​​Are you ready for an adventure of a lifetime? Look no further than Gambia River cruise day tours! Set sail along the majestic Gambia River and immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of this captivating region. With a plethora of day tour options available, you’ll have the opportunity to explore stunning destinations, encounter wildlife, and embrace the rich cultural heritage of The Gambia. Here are a few popular day tour destinations along the Gambia River that you might consider:


One of the must-visit locations on your Gambia River cruise day tour is Banjul, the vibrant capital city. Explore its vibrant markets, historic sites such as Arch 22 and the National Museum, and take a stroll along the city’s palm-lined streets.

Gambia River

​​​​​​​Kunta Kinteh Island (formerly James Island)

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the mouth of the Gambia River and holds historical significance as a former slave trading post. Take a boat trip to the island and visit the museum to learn about its history and significance.

Makasutu Cultural Forest

Located along the banks of the Gambia River, the Makasutu Cultural Forest offers a unique experience to immerse yourself in nature and Gambian culture. Take a guided tour through the forest, spot wildlife, and learn about traditional Gambian customs and rituals.

River Safari

A Gambia River cruise day tour wouldn’t be complete without a thrilling river safari. Hop aboard a boat and journey through the river’s meandering channels, surrounded by lush mangroves and verdant landscapes. Keep your eyes peeled for playful monkeys swinging from the trees, mighty crocodiles basking in the sun, and majestic hippos gracefully navigating the waters. Birdwatchers will be delighted by the myriad of colorful avian species that call the Gambia River home.

Gambia River

​​​​​​​Wassu Stone Circles

Venture a bit inland from the Gambia River to visit the Wassu Stone Circles, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These mysterious stone circles are believed to date back to ancient times and hold cultural and historical significance.

Abuko Nature Reserve

Located near the Gambia River, Abuko Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. Take a guided tour through the reserve to spot various animals such as monkeys, reptiles, and a wide variety of bird species. It’s a great opportunity to experience the rich biodiversity of The Gambia.

Juffureh and Albreda

These historic villages along the Gambia River have strong ties to the transatlantic slave trade. Visit Juffureh, the birthplace of Kunta Kinte, and explore the village’s history and culture. Cross the river to Albreda and visit the slavery museum to gain insights into the region’s past.

Gambia River

​​​​​​​River Fishing

If you enjoy fishing, consider a day tour focused on river fishing. Join local fishermen and try your hand at traditional fishing techniques. It’s a relaxing and immersive experience where you can learn about Gambian fishing traditions and perhaps catch your own dinner.

Tanji Fishing Village

Located near the river mouth, Tanji Fishing Village offers a glimpse into the vibrant local fishing industry. Take a tour to witness the colorful bustle of the fish market, watch traditional fishing boats being prepared, and learn about the daily lives of the fishermen.

Gambia River

​​​​​​​Birdwatching Excursion

The Gambia is renowned for its diverse birdlife, and the Gambia River provides excellent opportunities for birdwatching. Join a guided birdwatching tour and explore the river’s banks, creeks, and wetlands to spot a wide array of bird species, including herons, kingfishers, and eagles.

In conclusion, Gambia River cruise day tours offer an unparalleled adventure filled with natural wonders, historical landmarks, and cultural immersion. Embark on this unforgettable journey along the Gambia River, where every turn reveals a new and awe-inspiring discovery. Whether you’re seeking wildlife encounters, cultural exploration, or simply a day of relaxation in serene surroundings, a Gambia River cruise day tour promises to be an experience you’ll treasure forever.

To book your Senegal wildlife tour Please contact with the link

About the author:

Karanta Camara
A photographer experienced bird tourguide
for over 18 years experience across The Gambia
and Senegal also doubled as the President BWA

​​​​​​​Facebook link          Instagram link

Read also: 

The Gambia Tours
Gambia River Tours
Birding and Photography in The Gambia and Senegal
Best Time For Birding In The Gambia
Birds Of Senegal And The Gambia
Birds of Senegal  
Kiang West National Park: A Journey into Nature’s Heart
Wildlife of The Gambia
Wildlife Tours in Senegal  
​​​​​​​Into the Heart of the Wild: Fathala Wildlife Reserve​​​​​​

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *