SENEGAMBIA BIRDING - ABOUT US
Our guides are affiliated to the Gambia Bird Watchers Association (BWA) and the Gambia Tourism Board (GTB)
Senegambia Birding was founded for and by our guides. All profits go entirely to our guides, with no intermediaries.
Our aim is to provide training, employment and better opportunities for the young generation of bird guides in The Gambia.
Our guides are trained to guide both bird watchers and bird photographers.
The result is a well-trained and highly skilled team with great motivation to give you an unforgettable trip!
The Gambia is the smallest country on the African mainland. On the map of West Africa it is no more than a narrow strip of land, completely surrounded by Senegal and bordering on the Atlantic coast. The country has a diverse bird population which is unusual for its size. About 590 species of birds have been recorded in this tiny West African state. The mammals which are most often seen are baboons and monkeys. The species of monkey to be found are the western red colobus, patas and the callithrix. There are also small antelopes such as the Maxwell's duiker, sitatunga and bushbucks. Among the animals to be found in Gambia include aardvarks, hyena, Nile crocodiles, Hippos, warthogs, bushpigs, monitor lizards, chameleons, geckos, puff adders, spitting cobras and green mambas. Bottle nose dolphins can be seen near the entrance to the river from the Atlantic Ocean.
We offer wide range of excursions and round trips were you can choose from, tailor made trips created to provide customers satisfaction that are much more interesting, fun and educational. We are dare to serve because we are concerned and competent, responsive, impartial, industrious, flexible and reasonable. We are fully ready to meet your time, needs and interest. Furthermore, Aji Tours is here to provide you with comfort and reliable accomodation. Our services include car hiring or bus, airport pickings and transfers are also possible. Be well assure that we are available at every inch of your service. We guarantee to provide all the necessary safety and care by all means at the same time make your holidays the most exciting one.
Senegambia Birding ensures an unforgettable experience. Discover with us the beauty and diversity of The Gambia and Senegal. We organise affordable group tours, individual tours and excursions for birdwatchers, nature lovers and photographers. Please let us know in advance where you want to focus, so we can tailor your trip to suit your needs.
SENEGAMBIA BIRDING - MEET OUR TEAM
Lamin Camara (Santos) is manager of Senegambia Birding. His impressive skills, knowledge, and many years experience will ensure a perfect bird watching trip. Lamin is a member of the Gambia Bird Watching Association, and a licensed tour guide by the Gambia Tourism Board.
Fatou Colley (Effo) is a young Gambian guide, with over 10 years as a bird guide in The Gambia. She has experience in guiding both large and small groups throughout The Gambia and Senegal. Fatou is a member of the Gambia Birding Association.
Jimmy (Gibriel) - Founder, Photographer, Coordinator, guide.
Founder of Senegambia Birding, and tour leader for the Dutch speaking group tours. He is also responsible for putting together the programmes in consultation with the guides. He is officially registered in The Gambia as employee of Aji Tours Ltd. under the registration number 2180028768
Omar Jarju (OJ) studied wildlife and biodiversity with the Department of Wildlife and Conservation, and received five years of training in birdwatching. Omaris certified in ornithology and wildlife guiding in Kiang est National Park. He looks after our photohide in Tendaba and is our on-site expert.
Ousman Bahoum (Captain) is a bird guide by training, and looks after our bird hide at Mandinari. In Mandinari, he is boat captain and takes care of the boat trips through the mangroves of the Tambi wetlands. He knows the region like the back of his hand, and is therefore indispensable to our team.
Abdoulie Gassama (Sly) is Senegambia Birding's regular driver. With his many years as a cab driver, he knows the Gambian roads and driving habits like no other. We are on the road a lot, so feeling safe during travel is top priority for us. Besides, it is always fun to be on the track with Abdoulie!
Mustapha Manneh (Mustic) is a very talented bird guide, with more than 15 years of experience. Mustapha is a member of the bird watchers association. He has extensive experience in guiding groups and previously worked for some major firms from the UK and Spain. With Mustapha, you are geragandised to be in good hands!