Another World Adventures

Senegal & The Gambia Expedition

Duration: 13 days
From:
£1,670.00
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Discover wildlife-rich wetlands, desert dunes, delicate French colonial architecture and sleepy coastal villages during this 13-day Expedition through Senegal and The Gambia.

This trip will open your eyes to the beauty and natural splendour of two countries on the edge of West Africa.

See abundant, colourful bird life. Ponder and reflect on the remnants and legacy of the horror of the transatlantic slave trade. Search for hippos and chimpanzees while you cruise on pirogues. Watch the sunrise over undulating orange dunes in the Lompoul desert. Visit four entries on the World Heritage list. Relax on the golden sands that line the coast.

At Another World Adventures we’ve got a deep love for West Africa and the people and places you’ll find when visiting this lesser known part of the continent. Having travelled extensively in the region we love to help with Qs!

Why you'll love this adventure

  • Take a morning cruise by pirogue into the mangrove-lined wetlands of the Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, keeping a special eye out for pelicans, purple herons and cormorants.
  • Watch as thousands of birds of all shapes, sizes and varieties fill the dusk sky above the Saloum Delta during a nightly migration known as ‘putting the birds to sleep.’
  • Contemplate the mystery of the ancient laterite slabs that make up the Wassu Stone Circle during a visit to the archaeological site known as West Africa’s Stonehenge.
  • Look out for crocodiles, hippos and monkeys during a cruise around the Baboon Islands. You might even be lucky enough to spot the chimpanzees in their island sanctuary.
  • Finish your trip with days spent on the sandy beaches of The Gambia and Senegal, taking in the surf culture of West Africa that few travellers see.
Start
Dakar
Finish
Dakar
Trip Duration
13 Days
Group Size
Min 4, Max 12
Private Departure
N/A
Activity
Culture, Expedition, Explorer
Style of Travel
Guided Group, Private Departure, Solo Traveller

Dates

From

Saturday

20 November 2021

To

Thursday

2 December 2021

This trip can be tailor made for your perfect travel dates. Please make a booking enquiry for more information.

Itinerary

This trip includes an action packed itinerary! Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.

Senegal & The Gambia Expedition

What's included

  • 12 breakfasts, 1 dinners and 0 lunches
  • Hotel (5 nights), Nomadic Tent (1 night), Lodge (3 nights), Basic Hotel (3 nights)
  • Private Vehicle , Motorised Pirogue , Boat , Ferry
  • Ile de Goree – Walking Tour
  • Dakar – City Tour
  • Djoudj National Park – Pirogue Bird Watching
  • Saint-Louis – Walking Tour
  • Toubakouta – Saloum Delta Boat Trip
  • Kuntaur – Wassu Stone Circle
  • Kuntaur – Gambia River Boat Safari
  • Georgetown – Walking Tour

Trip notes

Price

From £1670 land only (flight option package available from some countries on request)

Min age

15

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Nomadic Tent (1 night), Lodge (3 nights), Basic Hotel (3 nights)

Accommodation notes

This itinerary includes one night in a nomadic tent in Lompoul and 2 nights at a basic hotel in Kuntaur. These accommodations are below the usual Intrepid Original standard however we believe the experience will make up for any lack of comfort.

Meals

12 breakfasts, 1 dinners and 0 lunches

Food and dietary requirements

Hotels and your group leader will endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements where possible, and vegetarianism and gluten intolerance will be catered for in most instances, however your diet may be limited more than you are used to. Please notify your sales consultant at the time of booking of any dietary requirements plus your group leader in your group meeting at the start of the trip.

Who is this trip for?

Is this trip right for you

This is an expedition trip and is new to our range this year. And while we have thoroughly researched every detail of the logistics, new destinations can sometimes throw us some unexpected surprises. More often than not, it’ll be a great surprise. But every now and again there might be a hiccup. We like to think that’s what puts the ‘adventure’ in ‘adventure travel’.

This itinerary includes one night in a nomadic tent in Lompoul and 2 nights at a basic hotel in Kuntaur. These accommodations are below the usual Intrepid Original standard however we believe the experience will make up for any lack of comfort.

Additional notes

Health

Your fellow travellers

As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group – patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone’s travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don’t keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well – this takes just a little effort on your part. Due to privacy reasons, we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure.

SOLO TRAVELLERS
This is the beauty of our style of travel: many of our travellers join because they are travelling solo and want to meet and share experiences with like-minded people.

As a solo traveller, you will be paired up with another traveller of the same gender as per your passport information. Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour. Pre-trip and post-trip accommodation booked through us will on a single room basis.

If you’re not comfortable sharing a room with someone of the same gender, you also have the choice to pay for a single supplement (available on the majority of our trips).

If you don’t identify with the gender assigned on your passport, please let us know at time of booking and we’ll arrange the rooming configuration accordingly.

Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on an open gender, multi-share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Essential Trip Information.

Covid-19

This operator has a policy in place for COVID-19 and their adventures. Please request full details so we can share the most up to date information with you. Thanks!

Tour operator

We love this operator for the freedom and flexibility they give travellers to get off the tourist trails and really experience local cultures. Their style of small group travel is perfect for solo travellers, couples or small groups of friends and their grassroots style of travel seeks to have a positive impact on the communities they visit.

They use local leaders, local accommodation & transport and support local community projects, ensuring sustainability is at the centre of everything they do.

In addition, they expect their staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel – respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

 

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