|The Gambia, November/December 2008
|These photos were taken on a two-week trip to the Gambia in November/December 2008 with fellow
photographer and skilled birder Kit Day (see Kit's website for lots more superb photos). We stayed in
the comfortable Senegambia Beach Hotel, which is well-known for the birdlife in its extensive
gardens and along its private beach.
A typical two-week trip to the Gambia involves a number of days spent in the coastal area, visiting
the local forests, wetlands and savanna habitats. A few days can then be spent upriver in more basic
"camp-style" accommodation at Tendaba and Georgetown, or as far as Basse for anyone wanting to
explore even further inland. A number of birds and other wildlife can only be found by travelling
A trip to Senegal, which surrounds the Gambia on all its landward sides, will also provide many new
Extensive trip reports can be found on the Surfbirds website and elsewhere on the Internet.
Click on the links below for a collection of photos from the different areas:
|Sunset over the River Gambia
A local guide is invaluable, and we hired the services of Modou Colley, a keen Gambian conservationist
(see www.trees4africa.org) and also a well-organised, skilful and sharp-eyed bird guide. If you need a
guide for your trip to the Gambia, check out Modou's website for more details.
A colourful country with some colourful characters....