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River Gambia Overnight

George Town is an old colonial settlement that was used by foreign occupiers as a vital transit point for trade in commerce goods and slaves. Excursion to the island includes all meals and drinks.

DAY 1

Early morning pick up by fully air-conditioned mini bus at around 06:25am. The bus leaves for Banjul, capital city of The Gambia, where we board a ferry for a short scenic cruise to Barra on the North Bank. There we will explore Fort Bullen, a famous anti-slavery monument and classic 18th Century British fort.

The tour then begins a 315 km journey into the heartland towards Georgetown Island, also locally called Janjangbureh.

We then drive to Farafenni, a major commercial town close to the border of Senegal, and visit the local market-day called lumo in Mandinka. During our journey towards Wassu stone circles we make a stop in a bush to eat our lunch packs and also visit a local Gambian family to learn how life is lived locally, after visiting the historical stone circles.

From Wassu we will board a large local Pirogue for approximately 4 to 5 hours cruise trip on Gambia River, including a stop at Baboon Island where it is possible to see hippos, monkeys, crocodiles and numerous bird species. This island is famous as a sanctuary for more than 100 chimpanzees.

At the end of our day’s journey we will dock at Janjangburreh Camp, a spectacular eco- culture lodge along the edge of the fresh water of River Gambia. A well deserved evening of rest and relaxation is yours to enjoy as we dine in the open air and enjoy a spectacle of exciting local entertainments.

 
DAY 2

After early morning breakfast we will cross the river to Georgetown Island for a tour of the remains of slave and colonial buildings. Georgetown was the original administrative center for the British Empire in West African colonies in the 18th Century.

After a short tour of this quaint buildings, we will board our waiting bus and drive along the south bank Trans-Gambia high way to begin our homeward journey. Along the way, we will visit a village school and a rural hospital. We will then proceed to Kalagie for our lunch buffet and entertainment. The last stop is at Brikama craft market. The craft markets outside the hotels offers a large variety of antique masks, carvings, batik products, hand woven fabrics, leather work and jewelry. Prices for these products are affordable, and the whole process of picking what you like for the right price is an experience not to miss. The fun is in the conversation. Locals often engage visitors in conversation whilst negotiations go on. In the end both the buyer and the seller come out acquainted through a healthy dialogue of a cultural exchange. This is typical of Gambian hospitality and warmth, embrace it.

We drive directly back to our hotel by 06:00 pm.

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River Gambia Overnight

George Town is an old colonial settlement that was used by foreign occupiers as a vital transit point for trade in commerce goods and slaves. Excursion to the island includes all meals and drinks.

DAY 1

Early morning pick up by fully air-conditioned mini bus at around 06:25am. The bus leaves for Banjul, capital city of The Gambia, where we board a ferry for a short scenic cruise to Barra on the North Bank. There we will explore Fort Bullen, a famous anti-slavery monument and classic 18th Century British fort.

The tour then begins a 315 km journey into the heartland towards Georgetown Island, also locally called Janjangbureh.

We then drive to Farafenni, a major commercial town close to the border of Senegal, and visit the local market-day called lumo in Mandinka. During our journey towards Wassu stone circles we make a stop in a bush to eat our lunch packs and also visit a local Gambian family to learn how life is lived locally, after visiting the historical stone circles.

From Wassu we will board a large local Pirogue for approximately 4 to 5 hours cruise trip on Gambia River, including a stop at Baboon Island where it is possible to see hippos, monkeys, crocodiles and numerous bird species. This island is famous as a sanctuary for more than 100 chimpanzees.

At the end of our day’s journey we will dock at Janjangburreh Camp, a spectacular eco- culture lodge along the edge of the fresh water of River Gambia. A well deserved evening of rest and relaxation is yours to enjoy as we dine in the open air and enjoy a spectacle of exciting local entertainments.

 
DAY 2

After early morning breakfast we will cross the river to Georgetown Island for a tour of the remains of slave and colonial buildings. Georgetown was the original administrative center for the British Empire in West African colonies in the 18th Century.

After a short tour of this quaint buildings, we will board our waiting bus and drive along the south bank Trans-Gambia high way to begin our homeward journey. Along the way, we will visit a village school and a rural hospital. We will then proceed to Kalagie for our lunch buffet and entertainment. The last stop is at Brikama craft market. The craft markets outside the hotels offers a large variety of antique masks, carvings, batik products, hand woven fabrics, leather work and jewelry. Prices for these products are affordable, and the whole process of picking what you like for the right price is an experience not to miss. The fun is in the conversation. Locals often engage visitors in conversation whilst negotiations go on. In the end both the buyer and the seller come out acquainted through a healthy dialogue of a cultural exchange. This is typical of Gambian hospitality and warmth, embrace it.

We drive directly back to our hotel by 06:00 pm.

VIP Booking

Free

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