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Essential Gambia Bird Tour

4.83based on 1 review
Gambia 5 Days
Starting From USD 615 / per person
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Gambia Birding Holiday

5based on 3 reviews
Gambia 7 Days
Starting From USD 1,230 / per person
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Gambia Birdwatching Extended Tour

5based on 1 review
Gambia 14 Days
Starting From USD 2,610 / per person
Batelaur Eagle
In the Accipitridae family, the Batelaur Eagle is a medium-sized eagle. It's sometimes mistaken for a snake eagle, and it belongs to the Circaetinae subfamily, just like them. It is the only member of the Terathopius genus, and it is said to be the source of the "Zimbabwe Bird," Zimbabwe's national emblem.
White-spotted Flufftail
The white-spotted flufftail (Sarothrura pulchra) is a bird that belongs to the Sarothruridae family of birds. It's found all over Africa's tropical rainforests.
African Wood Owl
The African wood owl is a medium-sized owl with a rounded head and huge dark eyes outlined by white eyebrows, comparable to the Palearctic tawny owl or Holarctic great grey owl, with a white belly barred with brown. It has a rich brown plumage with whiter underparts in general, but this varies greatly across its range. It prefers to live in forests and woodlands, though it does occasionally visit plantations.
Martial Eagle
The sub-Saharan African martial eagle (Polemaetus bellicosus) is a huge eagle. Polemaetus is the only species in the genus. It is a member of the Aquilinae subfamily and has feathering on its tarsus. It is one of the largest and most powerful species of booted eagle.
Adamawa Turtle Dove
The Adamawa turtle dove (Streptopelia hypopyrrha) belongs to the Columbidae family of pigeons and doves. The pink-bellied turtle dove is another name for it. The dusky turtle dove is closely similar to this species and has been mistaken for it. It has a silver-grey face and blue-grey head, a dark black patch on the shoulder, a pink abdomen and breast, and brown upperparts with grey-brown edges.
African Finfoot
The African finfoot (Podica senegalensis) is a waterbird belonging to the Heliornithidae family (the finfoots and sungrebe). The species can be found in western, central, and southern Africa's rivers and lakes. With a long neck, a distinctive pointed beak, and brilliant red, lobed feet, the African finfoot is an underwater specialist.
African Scops Owl
The African scops owl (Otus senegalensis) is a small sub-Saharan African owl. It's usually greyish-brown with streaks and mottling, but it can also be pale rufous or warmer brown. It features a golden eye and a grey face disc with a slender black margin. It has tufts on its ears, which are kept down unless the bird is disturbed.
Green Turaco
The Guinea turaco (Tauraco persa), often known as the green turaco or green lourie, is a turaco species belonging to the otidimorphae family of birds. Except for the scarlet main feathers that are visible in flight, the plumage is primarily vivid green and blue, with dark purplish tail and wings. An erectile semi-circular green crest can be seen on the head. Patches of red and white appear on the eyes.
Violet Turaco
The violet turaco (Tauraco violaceus), commonly known as the violaceous plantain eater, is a big turaco belonging to the African otidimorphae family. Except for the yellow forehead, chestnut crown, and white ear coverts, the plumage is glossy violet, and the beak is thick and red. It is found in West Africa, with a broad range stretching from Senegal to Nigeria, with scattered populations in Chad and the Central African Republic. It can be found in savannas, wetlands, woods, and forests in the tropics.
Pel Fishing Owl
Pel's fishing owl (Scotopelia peli) is a big owl belonging to the Strigidae family. The species dwells near rivers and lakes and can be found in Africa. It eats fish and frogs grabbed from the surface of lakes and rivers at night. Slow-moving rivers with massive overhanging trees are ideal for roosting and foraging for this species. [3] It builds its nest in hollows and huge tree forks. Despite the fact that up to two eggs are deposited, only one chick is usually raised.

We have been involving in a number of conservation efforts across the Country. We do participate in mangrove regeneration projects at Kotu recently.  Well before we conducts numerous tree planting exercises to restore the habitat in  Kotu Cleaning exercises are staged occasionally to  remove any illegal garbages including pollutants. We organise  intermittent canalizing at the Kotu Creek to allow it to flow in to the sea. Also we participate at any time fights against illegal hunting across the Country working with different stake holders.

Also took part in International Otter awareness in two occasions representing International Otter Survival Fund to reach out to the local interest groups within the fishing communities across specific or targeted regions for an  awareness campaign and this is ongoing programme although is been distrupted by covid pandemic.

Our future plan is to  still continue these activities and moreover to make some financial commitments to help the conservation projects and programmes in future.

  • Specially Recommended
    Essential Gambia Bird Tour
    Stuart Gough1 Jan 2022
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    karanta is a very good bird guide and also a good person to be around, so you should hire him. If you want to see a lot of birds in the Gambia, I think he'd be great.
  • Excellent
    Gambia Birding Holiday
    Keith gough1 Jan 2022
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    It was a brilliant 2 weeks with karanta. Saw loads of species, went all over. Lovely bloke, friendly, funny, knows hes stuff. You wont go wrong to hire him.
  • Wonderful birds
    Gambia Birding Holiday
    Barbara Benjamins17 Oct 2021
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    We had wonderful days with a very nice and trustworthy gide. We love Karanta Camara because he was very patient with us. We are old and he cared for us. Later at the end of the day we met the other gides and they were so nice. We promised them to come back. Because of the Corona we couldn’t. But the planning is there and we hope to come back in February and we will book again at this company. Big thumbs up for this organization
  • Upriver In The Gambia
    Gambia Birding Holiday
    Paul Ashley10 Jan 2022
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    Great birding trip in The Gambia with Karanta Camara as our guide. We were searching in particular for Sahel specialities in the eastern part of The Gambia and Karanta really delivered on finding our targets. He is great company in the field with sharp eyes and ears and knows where all the relevant species are to be found. Karanta was very thoughtful and always had a Plan B, which allowed great flexibility in our itinerary. We can thoroughly recommend Karanta for any birding requirements in The Gambia
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    Gambia Birdwatching Extended Tour
    Paul Sterry16 Feb 2018
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    I have visited the Gambia three times in the last five years, on each occasion using Gambia Birding Tours to organise my stay in the country, and guide me around. I can thoroughly recommend them, both for their professionalism and for their birding and wildlife skills. I would like to single out for praise Karanta Camara, who is an example for other Gambian guides to follow. He possesses all the skills I need in a guide: a comprehensive knowledge of his country's birdlife, a keen eye for a good photograph, and thoroughly professional attitude. He combines these attributes with an easy-going and accomodating manner, and a passion for conservation. As a consequence, on my visits, he was both guide and companion, always keen to make sure that my fellow travellers and I were getting the most from their trip.
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