Janjanbureh tour – Chimps, Hippos, Red Colobus & much more!
Two-day Janjanbureh tour
Collection from your accommodation and drive through the South Bank to Soma. This is where we cross the river to the North Bank via the Senegambia bridge to Farafeni.
Here we will have a brief stop to explore either the regular local market or the weekly Sunday Market if our travel falls on a Sunday. Lunch will be served at a hilltop restaurant called Kauren affording a superb view of the river Gambia. Our journey continues through several countryside villages, which gives you an authentic view of local life.
The next stop is a world heritage site, the famous Wassu Stone Circles. We spend around an hour here & learn when & why they were built.
Just a few minutes away from the circles is Kuntaur, this is where we will join a boat to travel to Baboon Islands. We hope to see Chimps, Hippos, Baboons and many birds. In the evening we will have a delicious dinner by the river and stay in a local camp in Janjanbureh.
After an early breakfast, there will be a tour of the island to the Kankurang museum, the local market and other attractions on the island before beginning our return journey along the South Bank, stopping at any attraction along the way. We expect to be back at the coast around 5-6 pm.
Three-day Janjanbureh tour
In addition to the two-day tour, we spend one night at Kairoh Garden in Kuntaur. After an early breakfast, we cross the river in a small boat to meet the C4RC rangers. ( Conservation For Red Colobus ).
Together with the rangers, we visit the community-based tourism village of Jamali and the protected forests which is home to the largest collection of Western Red Colobus in West Africa. An incredible privilege to see.
Depart and say goodbye to the rangers and we expect to be back at the coast early evening!
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We got in contact with Alieu through the owner of the Footsteps & had a great time. We spend about 5 days together and travelled also to Janjabureh, which was by boat, a 5 hours trip. Worthwhile!!!
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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 makes to 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