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 wasn't able to guide for us that week but kindly arranged an alternative guide named Hassan Gindeh. Hassan has a website and can also be found via the official bird guides at the Senegambia I believe.
I'm so please that Hassan was our guide. He was incredibly knowledgable, courteous, funny, reliable and great to spend time with. As an official bird guide trained at Abuko, he knew how to maximise the time we had with him to find as many species as birds as possible. Despite only spending two mornings out with him, we clocked up an impressive 104 species - many of which we would have had no chance finding (and in many cases identifying) without him. We visited Lamin Lodge and Brufut while there. We enjoyed our time with Hassan so much we intend to return to The Gambia in the next couple of years to do a four day trip up river. I truly cannot recommend this young man highly enough. Thank you Hassan!
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