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Wildlife Of The Gambia and Senegal
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  • There is plenty of birdlife to enjoy and you are sure to spot the troops of baboons who parade through the surrounding forest
  • Embark on a two hour boat trip to view the chimps who reside on Baboon Islands at Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project Camp
  • Embark on a game drive around Fathala Wildlife Reserve for a chance to spot giraffe, zebras, rhino and buffalo,
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Your seven-night Wildlife of The Gambia and Senegal tour gets underway with your flight from the UK to The Gambia, where you'll then transfer to the award-winning Mandina Lodges at Makasutu Forest. Over the next few days, make the most of the enormous swimming pool and take time to discover the fascinating birdlife along the forest trails and waterways with your personal guide.

The following day, enjoy a leisurely country drive to admire the marvellous scenes of Gambian village life; before arriving at a chimpanzee camp nestled in the River Gambia National Park and embarking a boat to see the chimps’ habitat on Baboon Islands. The next few days include a fascinating bird watching walk and the chance to watch hippos wallowing in the river as you pass.

Your journey to Senegal comes afterwards, where you'll undertake a river crossing and then a comfortable drive down to Barra to cross the border. Here you'll settle into luxurious tented accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, before you set out on a three-hour game drive around Wildlife Reserve to spot giraffes, zebras, rhinos, and buffalos.

On Day 8, you'll depart for your journey back to The Gambia via ferry, where you'll be able to experience a real taste of Africa. You'll then transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK. Alternatively, if you've organised a post-stay, you'll be dropped off at your hotel for a few more days of relaxation.

Itinerary
Day 1UK - The Gambia
Day 2-3Mandina Lodges at Matasutu, The Gambia (Half Board)
Day 4Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project Camp, The Gambia (Full Board)
Day 5Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project Camp, The Gambia (Full Board)
Day 6Senegal (Bed & Breakfast)
Day 7Fathala Wildlife Reserve, Senegal (Bed & Breakfast)
Day 8The Gambia - UK
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Day 1 - UK - The Gambia

Arrive from UK or resort hotel and transfer to the award-winning Mandina Lodges at Makasutu Forest.


Day 2-3 - Mandina Lodges at Matasutu, The Gambia (Half Board)

Relax in stunning accommodation, wallow in the enormous pool and explore the forest and waterways with the help of your personal guide. There is plenty of birdlife to enjoy and you are sure to spot the troops of baboons who parade through the surrounding forest. Dine al fresco and enjoy the company of fellow guests around the fire pit under the stars.


Day 4 - Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project Camp, The Gambia (Full Board)

Enjoy a leisurely 4-5 hour drive up country along a tarmac road, absorbing the scenes of everyday Gambian village life. Arrive at the clifftop Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project Camp, located in the River Gambia National Park (the final approach is along a sandy, unmade track) in time to embark on a two hour boat trip to view the chimps who reside on Baboon Islands. Dine in the riverside Waterhouse, listening to the sounds of nature.


Day 5 - Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project Camp, The Gambia (Full Board)

Take an early guided birdwatching walk or spend the day relaxing in the Waterhouse before a second afternoon river trip. As well as learning about the work that the project undertakes with the chimps, you are likely to see hippos wallowing in the river.


Day 6 - Senegal (Bed & Breakfast)

You now continue to Senegal which includes a river crossing, either to Kuntaur or on the small ferry at Farafenni, then a comfortable drive down the North Bank to Barra and across the border into Senegal. Late afternoon will see you settling into the impressive lodge at Fathala, complete with luxurious tented accommodation, where you can dine overlooking the manmade watering hole.


Day 7 - Fathala Wildlife Reserve, Senegal (Bed & Breakfast)

Embark on a three hour game drive around Fathala Wildlife Reserve for a chance to spot giraffe, zebras, rhino and buffalo, then relax by the small swimming pool or join one of the lodge's optional excursions.


Day 8 - The Gambia - UK

Depart for the 2½ hour journey back to The Gambia via the ferry from Barra which offers a real taste of Africa. You will then be transferred either to the airport or your chosen hotel for a few more days of relaxation.

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Guide price is per person. Based on 2 people sharing for 7 nights. Flying from regional airports. Year round departures available. All overseas transfers included.
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