Welcome to The Gambia – the Smiling Coast of West Africa
The country has unique quality features over many other destinations. It is only a six hours flight from major European destinations with no jet lag. The Gambia is a popular and affordable all year round destination attracting tourists in search of sun, sand, sea, nature and a varied cultural experience of which this unique country has plenty.

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Earth Travels Gambia Kiang West Bao Bolong Tendaba Crocodile
2 Day Kiang West & Bao Bolong
Max. € 150.00 / £ 130.00
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Kiang West National Park Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve [hr]

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This 2 day tour will bring you to the biggest nature reserves in the Gambia; Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve. The tour will be packed with the best wildlife and birding opportunities that Gambia has to offer.

Day 1

You will be picked up from you hotel early in the morning for your transfer to Tendaba Camp. This is the lodge where you will spend the night. It is a community owned lodge and camp and all benefits go directly to the locals. The lodge and dining facilities are all situated on the Gambia River. After you have settled in, we will get in the jeep again and head for Kiang West National Park. The Park is the largest national park in the Gambia and one of the most important wildlife reserves. Baboons, warthogs and a plethora of birds are regularly spotted. Antelope species, such as the Sitatunga, and hyena, are present but are difficult to find. After this small safari experience you will head back to Tendaba Camp. Enjoy a hearty meal and afterwards there is a big chance that the locals will throw a traditional party with drumming and singing. Earth Travels Gambia Kiang West Bao Bolong Tendaba Crocodile

Day 2

The next day will start with a breakfast. We will get into the boat and cross the Gambia River to the immense Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve. This is a huge reserve consisting of creeks, tidal flats and savanna style landscapes. Wild mango trees and the highest mangrove trees make up the bulk of the vegetation. You will see a lot of birds and perhaps crocodiles, clawless otter and manatee. After a few hours of relaxing and searching for animals, you will return to Tendaba Camp. In the afternoon we will head back to your hotel on the coast. Earth Travels Gambia Kiang West Bao Bolong Tendaba Vulture
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Culture

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Half Day Kachikally Crocodile Pool and Museum
Max. € 30.00 / £ 25.00
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The Kachikally Crocodile Pool is located in the heart of Bakau, Gambia, about 16 km from the capital Banjul. It is one of three sacred crocodile pools used as sites for fertility rituals, healing powers and as a place where people come to pray for blessings. The exact number of crocodiles is not known but it is estimated that there are about 80. The animals were once thought to be Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus), but research has shown they are Desert or West African Crocodile (Crocodylus suchus), a rare subspecies. The crocs are very docile and you can stroke or touch them if you want. The Kachikally Museum is a community run ethnographic museum and there is a nature trail showing flora native to the Gambia. Visitors can buy something at the souvenir shop or take a refreshment at the restaurant. Earth Travels Gambia Kachikally crocodile pool
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Earth Travels Gambia Makasutu Forest lodge culture baboons
Makasutu Forest, Lodge and Culture
Max. € 60.00 / £ 52.00
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Makasutu Cultural Forest is a destination packed with traditional culture, nature and wildlife. The Forest is a private, ecotourism woodland reserve in the Kombo Central District. The protected wilderness is a pristine expanse of riverine, palm & hardwood-forest, mangrove creek, savanna & salt-flat ecosystems. Two Britons, James and Lawrence, founded Makasutu – meaning ‘sacred forest’ in Mandinka - as both an ecology project and a place for people to come and learn about the local culture and people. Makasutu is a tropical 405 hectare reserve encompassing five different eco-systems, including gallery forest, savannah, mangroves, palm forest and wetland. Wildlife is plentiful with many bird species, monitor lizards, baboons, vervet and red colobus monkeys, the occasional crocodile and even the odd mongoose can be spotted on the riverbanks. There are plenty of things to do. During the nature trail, your guide will show you the different tree and plant species while you will undoubtedly spot monkeys and birds. Along the way you have the opportunity to visit a traditional medicine man (called a 'Marabout' in the local language) who makes and sells potions and who can read the future for you, if you so desire. You can also visit a palm wine tapper. And of course you will be able to sample the delicious but intoxicating wine he produces. After a delicious buffet lunch comes the entertainment. A group of Makasutu based dancers and drummers of the Jola tribe will perform for you and you are invited to dance along. There are various trips available on the river, including slow meandering explorations of the labyrinthine tributaries that characterise the area. You will see lots of birds and perhaps a monitor lizard and who knows, even a crocodile. In any case, you will have a great time while enjoying and exploring the area on foot, per canoe or just sitting around in the open space restaurant. Earth Travels Gambia Makasutu Forest lodge culture baboons
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Wildlife

Earth Travels Gambia Kiang West Bao Bolong Tendaba Crocodile
2 Day Kiang West & Bao Bolong
Max. € 150.00 / £ 130.00
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Kiang West National Park Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve [hr]

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This 2 day tour will bring you to the biggest nature reserves in the Gambia; Kiang West National Park and Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve. The tour will be packed with the best wildlife and birding opportunities that Gambia has to offer.

Day 1

You will be picked up from you hotel early in the morning for your transfer to Tendaba Camp. This is the lodge where you will spend the night. It is a community owned lodge and camp and all benefits go directly to the locals. The lodge and dining facilities are all situated on the Gambia River. After you have settled in, we will get in the jeep again and head for Kiang West National Park. The Park is the largest national park in the Gambia and one of the most important wildlife reserves. Baboons, warthogs and a plethora of birds are regularly spotted. Antelope species, such as the Sitatunga, and hyena, are present but are difficult to find. After this small safari experience you will head back to Tendaba Camp. Enjoy a hearty meal and afterwards there is a big chance that the locals will throw a traditional party with drumming and singing. Earth Travels Gambia Kiang West Bao Bolong Tendaba Crocodile

Day 2

The next day will start with a breakfast. We will get into the boat and cross the Gambia River to the immense Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve. This is a huge reserve consisting of creeks, tidal flats and savanna style landscapes. Wild mango trees and the highest mangrove trees make up the bulk of the vegetation. You will see a lot of birds and perhaps crocodiles, clawless otter and manatee. After a few hours of relaxing and searching for animals, you will return to Tendaba Camp. In the afternoon we will head back to your hotel on the coast. Earth Travels Gambia Kiang West Bao Bolong Tendaba Vulture
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Earth Travels Gambia Abuko Nature Reserve
Half Day Abuko Nature Reserve
Max. € 30.00 / £ 25.00
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Abuko Nature Reserve was the country's first designated wildlife reserve. The flora consists of a typical savanna and gallery forest landscape with typical trees being oil palm and mahogany. An estimated 290 bird species live within the forest. The area houses four primate species, next to a selection of smaller antilopes. The pools harbour crocodiles, dwarf crocodiles and monitor lizards. In the animal orphanage and rehabilitation center you will find chimpanzees and hyenas, among other animals. All the animals, including the landscape can be enjoyed via a nature trail, with a viewing platform along the way. Refreshments can be bought in the kiosk. Abuko cannot be compared to any national park in eastern or southern Africa, but it offers a good cross section of Gambian wildlife and the scenery makes for an enjoyable walk. Earth Travels Gambia Abuko Nature Reserve
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Half Day Kachikally Crocodile Pool and Museum
Max. € 30.00 / £ 25.00
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Kachikally crocodile pool [hr]

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The Kachikally Crocodile Pool is located in the heart of Bakau, Gambia, about 16 km from the capital Banjul. It is one of three sacred crocodile pools used as sites for fertility rituals, healing powers and as a place where people come to pray for blessings. The exact number of crocodiles is not known but it is estimated that there are about 80. The animals were once thought to be Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus), but research has shown they are Desert or West African Crocodile (Crocodylus suchus), a rare subspecies. The crocs are very docile and you can stroke or touch them if you want. The Kachikally Museum is a community run ethnographic museum and there is a nature trail showing flora native to the Gambia. Visitors can buy something at the souvenir shop or take a refreshment at the restaurant. Earth Travels Gambia Kachikally crocodile pool
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Earth Travels Gambia Reptile Farm Kartong 2
Half Day Reptile Farm Kartong
Max. € 35.00 / £ 30.00
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Reptile Farm Kartong [hr]

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Inside a well preserved forest,near Kartong beach,you will visit a collection of gambian reptiles:snakes,chameleons,turtles,lizards and others animals.Some are extremely dangerous but some others like pythons are more docile and you will be able to touch them. You can take pictures of them while in your hands. Come and experience the feeling of a 2 metres long python around your neck! All the reptiles will be presented by an experienced herpetologist who will answer all the questions that you want to ask. Earth Travels gambia Reptile Farm Kartong 3
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Earth Travels Gambia Makasutu Forest lodge culture baboons
Makasutu Forest, Lodge and Culture
Max. € 60.00 / £ 52.00
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Makasutu Cultural Forest is a destination packed with traditional culture, nature and wildlife. The Forest is a private, ecotourism woodland reserve in the Kombo Central District. The protected wilderness is a pristine expanse of riverine, palm & hardwood-forest, mangrove creek, savanna & salt-flat ecosystems. Two Britons, James and Lawrence, founded Makasutu – meaning ‘sacred forest’ in Mandinka - as both an ecology project and a place for people to come and learn about the local culture and people. Makasutu is a tropical 405 hectare reserve encompassing five different eco-systems, including gallery forest, savannah, mangroves, palm forest and wetland. Wildlife is plentiful with many bird species, monitor lizards, baboons, vervet and red colobus monkeys, the occasional crocodile and even the odd mongoose can be spotted on the riverbanks. There are plenty of things to do. During the nature trail, your guide will show you the different tree and plant species while you will undoubtedly spot monkeys and birds. Along the way you have the opportunity to visit a traditional medicine man (called a 'Marabout' in the local language) who makes and sells potions and who can read the future for you, if you so desire. You can also visit a palm wine tapper. And of course you will be able to sample the delicious but intoxicating wine he produces. After a delicious buffet lunch comes the entertainment. A group of Makasutu based dancers and drummers of the Jola tribe will perform for you and you are invited to dance along. There are various trips available on the river, including slow meandering explorations of the labyrinthine tributaries that characterise the area. You will see lots of birds and perhaps a monitor lizard and who knows, even a crocodile. In any case, you will have a great time while enjoying and exploring the area on foot, per canoe or just sitting around in the open space restaurant. Earth Travels Gambia Makasutu Forest lodge culture baboons
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Kasan Rewilding Project – Gambia




In 2018 Earth Travels took over the Kasan and Koba Lodge Project.
This project has been redubbed Kasan Rewilding Project and it is an exciting large scale rewilding project to restore a large nature area back to health, including bringing back the big five.

The Government of the Gambia has signed all necessary ownership papers, contracts, agreements and permissions. The project has the approval and support of the local communities.

The project consists of the creation of a first class, and ecologically viable, wildlife reserve, and the creation of a tented safari lodge. The lodge will make the project economically sustainable while also supporting local communities.