The Gambia – Leave the winter behind

A very special holiday! Why? Spanish Nature is run by folk who are family orientated and wanted to design a special break for those seeking to relax after the rigours of Christmas. January can be a real anti-climax after the excitement of family celebrations and escaping mid-winter is also an appealing idea. And so we have put together a tour, that not only offers great birding and wildlife opportunities, but also incorporates a unique view of the real Africa with a chance to spend days relaxing on boat rides and slumbering on the white sands of our beachside hotel. We believe it is a tour you will enjoy and at an affordable price. So why not join on this great opportunity to see Africa and relax with like-minded fellow travellers? Read on if you are interested to join us and for the details of this great holiday……

The Gambia is one of the smallest and safest countries in Africa. After only a 6 hours flight without any time difference you will arrive at Banjul on the Gambian Coast, which is as colourfully African as can image. The Gambia enjoys virtually uninterrupted sunshine with almost no rainfall from November to June, which makes this country a very good place to escape the cold and grey winter months in northern Europe. Birdlife is abundant and since in 1977 a Wildlife Act was passed for several areas in The Gambia, Which are now protected Nature Reserves. More than 540 bird species are recorded.
During this trip we will spend half of the time in the Coastal Area and half of the time we will travel inland. Travelling inland is still an experience because of very poor roads and absence of good accommodation. We can’t avoid it all, but doing it our way we reduced inconvenience as much as possible.

Our daily schedule, adapted to the climatic conditions, will often look like this:

  • Mornings we go out birding in one of the many Nature Reserves. For those who want to, there will be time to relax after lunch. In the late afternoon we go out again for a birding walk.
  • For those who come to enjoy birding all day, our local guide will be happy to keep you company and to help you where necessary. At every place where we stay, there are good birding sites nearby.
  • The design of this tour is ideal for couples, of which perhaps only one is really interested in birds

Reserving your place is both easy and inexpensive!

Main Tour Info

  • Tour dates
    13th – 23rd of January 2019
    16th – 26th of March 2019
  • Prices
    € 2.995 p.p
    € 450 Single supplement.
  • Deposit
    20% of tour price
  • Includes
    All accommodation, all meals , transport, full-time guides, Nature reserves entrance fees, airport transfers.
  • Excludes
    Flights, insurance and personal costs.
  • Tour party
    Minimum 4, maximum 8 fellow-travellers
  • Your flight planning: Arrival on the 13th of January at Banjul Airport. Departure on 23rd of January from Banjul Airport

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