What is the best time to visit The Gambia?


The best travel time for Gambia is from November to April, the dry season. This period coincides precisely with the annual bird migration, when it is the best time to spot birds in The Gambia.




What precautions should I take?


It is important to contact your doctor a few weeks before your trip to Gambia. After all, you may need some vaccinations (hepatitis A, yellow fever, meningitis, polio, tetanus and / or diphtheria). Taking malaria medicines is also highly recommended. The Hygiene cannot be compared with Europe. So take a good travel pharmacy with you, including a remedy for diarrhea. Like in many places, the tap water in the Gambia is not drinkable. Therefore, be careful and avoid ice cubes or water that does not come from a sealed bottle.




What is included in the excursions?


Our trips always include:

  • Pick up at the airport
  • Driver, transport and fuel
  • English speaking bird guide
  • All overnight stays
  • Breakfast, lunch (picnic) and dinner
  • Bottled water during the day
  • All excursions and boat trips.
  • Return to the airport

Not included in our trips:
  • 15 euro booking fees / person
  • Flights to and from Gambia
  • Insurances. You must take care of your travel insurance yourself.
  • All medication (vaccinations, malaria pills)
  • Drinks in the lodges
  • Tips and personal expenses




What language do people speak in Gambia and Senegal?


The Gambia is a former British Colony and the official language is English but there are also several tribal languages including Mandinka and Wolof. French is the official language of Senegal, but Wolof is country's most widely spoken language.




What is the best field guide for birds in The Gambia and Senegal?


We recommend: Birds of Senegal and The Gambia - Author: Nik Borrow




What's the weather like in The Gambia?


The Gambia has a sub-tropical climate and average temperatures between 29°C and 34°C. There are two seasons: a dry season from November to May, and a rainy season from June to mid-October.




Do i need a passport to visit Gambia and Senegal?


When you enter Gambia or Senegal you need a international pasport. Your passport must be valid for at least another six months. The passport must contain at least one empty visa page for the customs stamp.




Where do I book my airline tickets?


Flights are not included!
Many tour operators offer direct flights to Gambia. Prices vary between 350 and 550 euros depending on the season.
Let us know when you leave and when you return, so that we can compile your program.




I have more questions ...


Do you have more questions?
Contact us via contact@senegambiabirding.com





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