The River Gambia
The Gambia is named after this majestic river, which is one of the most navigable waterways in Africa. It runs for 1100 Kilometers from its source in the futa Jalon highlands, in Guinea (Conakry), to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean. Six hundred Kilometers of these course like a knife through The Gambia, splitting the country into two halves with its banks fringed by tropical forest, bamboo and mangrove swamps. Villages and towns occur several meters inland where people pursue vocations tied to the river. Fishing is one of them.
Several species of birds, monkeys and other wildlife can be seen along the river. Charming creatures such as dolphins often are seen up river as far as Albreda. Crocodiles and hippopotanuses are spotted in the fresh water sections of the central River and Upper River Division. It is also home to West African manates and baboons.
1. A day out fishing - with your catch being grilled on the boat or on your return in Lamin Lodge,
2. An afternoon on the river - with a lunch buffet on board and a swimming stop in nomansland,
3. The Northbank Explorer: a day out on the North bank of the river Gambia, searching for dolphins and unspoiled wildlife on the uninhabited Dog Island.
For those on excursions to Janjangbureh Camp, there will be on offer a range of 1-day boat excursions to: Kuntaur, Baboon Island and Sapu.
For further information, visit the experts on River Excursions: www.gambia-river.com