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Ecotourism in Gambia

  • Discover bird watchers paradise in the depths of The Gambia

    GAMBIA, 2014/09/14 Situated in West Africa, The Gambia’s diversity of birdlife is ranked as one of the richest in the world making it a favorite with bird enthusiasts. Whether you’re a initial timer, a keen amateur or an enthusiast looking for a particular bird species, there are a team of fantastic knowledgeable guides to help find the rarest and most elusive birds. For the ultimate bird watching trip in The Gambia, join BBC presenter and wildlife expert Chris Packham to record your rare species. With a maximum of 17 people on a trip there are plenty of opportunities to learn from Chris’s extensive knowledge of birdlife. Chris describes The Gambia as “an ornithological nirvana, with 170 species regularly seen in three leisurely days birding on the coast alone, and 400 additional situated further afield”. Exotic species such as rollers, kingfishers and bee-eaters are waiting to be discovered whilst the dynamic array of raptors are truly impressive.
  • Ecotourism flourishes in Gambia, a small jewel in west Africa

    GAMBIA, 2013/10/09 “The African continent is known for its wildlife and flora. But in Gambia you have to look up to the sky. Watch the trees and you will see the country is one giant open-air aviary. Here there are additional than 500 species of birds, some of them very rare,” explained Francois who visited Tanji Bird Reserve in Gambia’s National Park. “Behind the reserve you have the Atlantic Ocean where birds come from different continents and breed in an island here. This is why this nature reserve is very significant for the Gambians and as well for tourists,” explained Solomon Jallow an ornithologist and professional guide. “Our birds are friendly, you can approach them, you can go very close to them. And we have very, very colourful birds and very significant birds in the bird watching inventory. At the same time as you come at a certain time you see most of the species that you must see in Africa you see them in the Gambia,” he continued.