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Birdwatching in The Gambia

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Morning in the mangroves with Charlie

The highlight of our visit to Gambia, we arranged an early morning boat trip through the mangroves... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gareth G
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Gambia Bird Experience - Musa Manneh

My wife and I spent a fortnight at the beginning of August 2018 in The Gambia. This was our first... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2018
ianwoodhangleton
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Close to the River Gambia National Park, Marakissa, Gambia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The highlight of our visit to Gambia, we arranged an early morning boat trip through the mangroves with Charlie (Bakarywuyeh) a local ornithologist who had excellent knowledge of the local wildlife and an amazing skill at spotting various birds. We spotted 63 birds on our...More

Thank Gareth G
Reviewed 4 September 2018

My wife and I spent a fortnight at the beginning of August 2018 in The Gambia. This was our first time in The Gambia and we were keen to combine birding with relaxation. I reviewed the bird guides recommended on the Birding Africa website and...More

Thank ianwoodhangleton
Reviewed 3 September 2018

I visited The Gambia independently in March 2018 and wanted a knowledgeable bird guide for several days. I corresponded with Malick via email and his replies were succinct and prompt. So succinct I worried that he did not take me "reservation" seriously but I need...More

Thank peggydaly
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Great people I love the food and the animals there they are just so friendly love Gambia to bits 👍👍

Thank scarroll21
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This was our first visit to the Gambia in February 2018. We had booked Musa on the basis of the reviews on this site. We left the choice of venues up to him. We booked him for four days. He took us to a variety...More

1  Thank Derek J
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We have just enjoyed 10 days fantastic birdwatching in Kotu and district thanks to the professional expertise of our guide, Karanta Camara, who is President of The Gambian Birdwatchers Association. He knows where to find birds, has eyes like a hawk, and a great depth...More

Thank chimera2016
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Not a big birder myself but as a few here I like to aim to get in a few good nature photos when I can. Just got flown in by DHL a nes Cannon SLR with three lens kit for a very reasonable 350 pound...More

Thank Nightowl0808
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I really cannot believe there is a better birder, and general nature/country guide, knowledgeable, fast spotter, kind, considerate, sensitive, he has just about all you want in a person you may spend many hours with, as we did. The general confidence he exuded was pretty...More

1  Thank jabjaw
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Although I am a keen birdwatcher in the UK, we hadn't intended to spend too much time birding in The Gambia as we were only there for a week. I did want to do a little though so contacted Musa (mentioned in other reviews) who...More

1  Thank or3ad
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Two of the very best bird guides are Malick Suso and Karanta Camara. They are both great guides and great guys! Karanta is president of the Gambian birdguides and it was our pleasure to have him assist on a 10 person tour of the coastal...More

1  Thank DeeDoody
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