Excursions in Gambia
Departing from your hotel yoy head towards Banjul, where you will join the boat. Departing from Oyster Creek, sail along the main estuary to the River Gambia, the morning coffee will be served on board. This route will allow you to see some of the many species of bird and river life, to see dolphins playing and swimming alongside the boat sometimes. Lunch will be a buffet of superb standard and quality. You will have the opportunity of swimming, sunbathing or fishing during the afternoon. Afternoon tea and biscuits will be served whilst returning to Banjul along the sundrenched creeks, where your transport back to your hotel will be waiting.
After being picked up at the hotel you will make first stop in the Katchikally crocodile pool. From Bakau you will go to Banjul Bakau, passing the Arch 22, which is a symbol of the military coup of 1994. In this place you will be able to visit the "Albert Market" which is one of the most famous markets, where local people buy and sale products. After this stop, you will go to Denton Bridge where a boat will be waiting to bring you on a nice river cruise with luch on board until Lamin Lodge. Your final port of call is in Yundum visiting the "Gambia Is Good Farm", where local farmers works growing up vegetables. Discover different methods of irrigation and purchase souvenirs in shop.
Step into 5 centuries of history tracing the origins of The Gambian. This trip will give you a chance of visiting many historical sites. Departure from Banjul port on your cruise ship for the day, where you will enjoy a lovely lunch while being transported to all the various sites on this "Roots" trip. Passing the Island called Dog Island, you visit your first port of call, Albreda. Here you visit the freedom flagpole and also visit a slave museum. There is also a church, which was the first of its kind to be built in West Africa by the Portuguese. From here you proceed onto Juffureh, which is the home village of the famous slave who was forced into slavery in the mid seventeen century: Kunta Kinteh. It is on whom, Alex Haley has based the history of his best seller "Roots". You then come to the main hightlight of the roots trip, the visit of the Kinteh clan. On the way back to the boat a stop is made to the museum, which retraces more than 400 years of slave trade that contributed considerably to the depopulation of the continent. Following the walk to the boat we then all proceed for a 2-mile sea cruise to James sland. After, you join your boat and sail back to Banjul port where your vehicle will be waiting.