Wake Up with the Birds

A must fo all bird watching enthusiasts, but equally a wounderful experience for the non-bird watchers crowd.

An early start before sunrise with a drive by mini-bus to Makasutu Cultural Forest arriving at first light at the idyllic base camp. The site is situated on the banks of the meandering Madina Bolong river, an tributary of The Gambia River, where after refreshments you will set off to explore this sacred forest on foot and then off on a traditional dug out canoe to explore the creeks to the accompanying chorus of the water and wildlife.

Both the forest and creeks are a haven for all types of birds and the early bird start is really the best way to experience the dawn chorus in all its splendour. Natural hides and observation platforms are provided close to water holes where birds and wildlife are in abundance.

During your trip you may catch a sight of different rare birds such as White Backed Night Heron, Giant Kingfisher and the African Fin Foot, toname just a few. There are different vantage points to get the best view including the gallery forest, palm forest, savannah, salt flats and mangroves. In addition to the birds you may be lucky enough to get a glimpse of the Baboons, mongoose, civets, genets, crocodiles,and the very rare clawless otter.

Breakfast is a cooked affair prepared by the chefs of the five star Mandina River Lodge. Transport arrives back at the hotel in plenty of time for lunch. Binoculars and copies of Birds of the Gambia and Senegal by  Barlow, Wacher and Disney are avaialable on loan free of charge.

NB: Please note at times tours operate at alternate locations like Lamin Lodge, please consult with representative at time of booking.

West African Tours We show you the very best that Gambia has to offer in adventure, cultural, bird watching, fishing, roots, sports fishing, four wheel drive, safari and day tours. We also offer Senegal, Ghana and Mali tours.

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