Senegal and The Gambia

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  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 16-79 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-22147
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Dakar, Senegal
  • Ends Dakar, Senegal
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  • Discover West Africa's fantastic bird and wildlife in Senegal and The Gambia
  • Cruise the waterways of the great Gambia River and stay at a tranquil river lodge
  • Experience old Senegal and immersive yourself in its rich colonial heritage
Start and end in Dakar, the trip "Senegal And The Gambia" is a guided active and outdoor tour that takes 13 days. You will be traveling through Ndangane, Langue De Barbarie, Goree and 5 other destinations in Gambia and Senegal. "Senegal And The Gambia" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Discover tropical Anglo-influenced Gambia and exotic Francophile Senegal, and compare the colonial imprints in this beautiful region on this West African adventure. Walk through slow-paced French colonial towns, see prolific birdlife and explore some of the region's finest national parks.

Djoudj - Visit one of the most important bird sanctuaries in the world

Gambia River - Sleep aboard a boat on the mighty Gambia River and sail through tropical forest, bamboo groves, rice paddies and mangroves

Saloum Delta - Explore the river delta by traditional pirogue boat passing through mangroves looking for a range of aquatic birds
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Dakar (Senegal)
  • Day 2 : Ferry to the Island of Goree; Visit this UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Day 3 : Visit to the Pink Lake followed by an afternoon drive to the old French Capital of West Africa; St. Louis
  • Day 4 : Djoudj bird reserve and St Louis. Visit a charming french colonial town
  • Day 5 : Explore the Langue de Barbarie by motorised pirogue
  • Day 6 : Drive to Georgetown (Gambia) via Touba Mosque
  • Day 7 : Cruise along the Gambia River and visit an archaeological mystery, the Wassau Stone Circles
  • Day 8 : Bird and wildlife spotting as we continue to cruise down the Gambia river; late afternoon drive to Bintang Bolong
  • Day 9 : Full day in the Bintang Bolong river basin
  • Day 10 : Drive to Saloum Delta (Senegal)
  • Day 11 : Saolum Delta National Park; boat trip through the Delta to Ndagane
  • Day 12 : Visit Senegal's giant Baobab tree, explore Fadiout Island and return to Dakar
  • Day 13 : Trip ends in Dakar
  • 12 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Savana Hotel (2 nights)
  • Hotel Madou (1 night)
  • Hotel Sindone (3 nights)
  • Laminkoto Camp (1 night)
  • Gambia Motorcruiser (1 night)
  • Bintang Bolong Lodge (2 nights)
  • Keur Saloum Hotel (1 night)
  • Le Pelican Hotel (1 night)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • 4WD
  • Boat
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Boat Crew
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to/from Dakar are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Senegal and The Gambia tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Thilagendra Nagendra
  • From Australia
  • On Feb 18 2024
4 - Very Good
Very Good
Very Good
  • Glenn
  • On Feb 23 2020
5 - Excellent
A most enjoyable trip in two very interesting countries. Given the general lack of tourist infrastructure in both countries the itinerary was really good and the facilities as good as possible.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Senegal and The Gambia tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 23 July 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 July 2024, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Senegal and The Gambia tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Senegal and The Gambia tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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