Birdwatching tours

Birdwatching tour

Trip details

The Gambia is a top birdwatching destination, with about 550 different species.

We offer professional birdwatching around the Gambia. Ranging from half day, full day, 7 days and more.

With top birding guides such as Dembo Sonko and Solomon Jallow. They are both recommended in the birding books of Clive Barlow and Nik Borrow (Birds of the Gambia and Senegal and Birds of Senegal and the Gambia respectively).

We also take you to exceptional sites for some rare species e.g.

  • Kundang – Expecting to see, Spotted Thicknees, Redwing Pytilia etc.
  • Jahally rice fields – To see Black coucal, Collared practincol, Painted snipe exterior etc.
  • Wassu quarry – See the Red-throated bee-eater, Northern carmine bee-eater, Northern aunt eaterchats etc.
  • Bansang quarry – Here we expect to see Cinnamon-breasted bunting, Exclamatory whydah etc.
  • Kaur wetlands – To see Egyptian plovers, White crown plovers, Black crown cranes etc.
  • Janjanbureh – Expecting to see the African finfoot, Sinning blue kingfisher, Crimson seed cracker, Swamp flycatcher, and Grey-headed woodpecker.

Closer to home:

  • Abuko Nature Reserve
  • Darsalami woods, Marakissa camp & Siffoe
  • Tanji Bird Reserve
  • Kartong Bird Observatory
  • Mandinaba shrimp farm, Faraba rice fields
  • Kiang West national park
  • Tendaba camp

What Our Guests Say

We take pride in serving our guests the best in Gambia excursions and are 5* rated on TripAdvisor with 148 reviews. Read what they say.

Exploring Gambia and its birds!

We got in contact with Alieu by the owner of the Footsteps & had a great time. We spend about 5 days together and travelled also to Janjabureh. Choosing to go by boat, a 5 hours trip. Worthwhile!!! 
As I liked birding. Alieu decided to bring a driver who was also a very good bird watcher. We had a lot of fun together….

– Meraly841

2 day central and east Gambia tour

A fantastic two-day tour covering the sites that we had discussed with Bushwhacker. They were extremely professional, knowledgeable, and friendly and managed amazing access to make some experiences that would be hard to achieve with a larger group. I would definitely use them again and have some fantastic memories of this trip…

– Nick Barraclough

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