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.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
Address or meeting point Hotel Reception.
Hours & minutes 9 hours approximately, 2 hours cruising going and 2 hours return.
Start or opening time 08:00h.
End or closing time 17:00h approximately.
Maximum number 80 people.
Minimum number 20 people.
Guides & companions
Is it done with a guide, a driver and/or an instructor? Yes, with guide.
Which languages do guide/instructors speak? English.
Are they trained in first aid? Yes.
Is there a shop? How much time is spent on shopping? Yes, Juffureh Market visit for 20 mins.
Are credit/debit cards accepted? Which ones? No.
Content & Specialized items
List the specific clothing required Comfortable clothes and shoes.
Is lunch/dinner included on this tour? Yes.
Is bottled water and/or soft drinks included with the meals? No.
Can special requests be accommodated? (vegetarian,...) Yes.
Are toilets available? Yes.
Are drinks included? No.
List all venues where restrooms are available On boat and into the village.
Would people with limited mobility have accessibility problems? (to the vehicle, to the restaurant,...) Yes.
Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? No.
Is there any fee or limitation for photo/video camera usage? No.