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Birdwatching in The Gambia

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Close to the River Gambia National Park, Marakissa, Gambia
+220 733 6570
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Mazing

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

Reviewed 30 April 2018
scarroll21
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Chichester, United Kingdom
It sucked

The birds wouldn’t come out everybody died the end bu dum fish... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2018
Joseph B
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“bird watching” (18 reviews)
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Close to the River Gambia National Park, Marakissa, Gambia
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+220 733 6570
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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
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

The birds wouldn’t come out everybody died the end bu dum fish beyggsggsggsgugsuggus*guysgusybyusgyusgysysubbuyh

1  Thank Joseph B
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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
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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
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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
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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

Thank jabjaw
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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
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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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Reviewed 14 February 2018

5 days ago I returned from a wonderful week's birding in the Gambia. Before the trip I had booked Musa Manneh, one of Gambia's official birding guides based on Trip Advisor reviews. Musa trained initially at Abuko nature reserve and was amazing. His ability to...More

2  Thank LondonKateA
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

On 3rd January I went with a friend to The Gambia for birding, and Lamin was recommnded to us as a guide. A superb recommendation. Lamin is a wonderful bird expert and observer. He knows where to find every bird you ever wanted to see...More

Thank Seabeelane
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