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Route: Fathala Park Safari and Jinack Island
DURATION: one day
In this excursion you will enjoy the african nature by traveling in a 4x4, watching different kinds of animals and relaxing on a paradiseg beach.
You will picked up in your Hotel in the morning and we drive to Banjul where we take the Ferry to Barra, on the other side of the river. On arrival at Barra we will use a 4x4 vehicle to arrive to the border with Senegal where your passports will be stamped for your Visa entry to Senegal and you can exchange some money. Then we contineu the trip to Fathala where you will have a close looks on different animals such as Antelops, Bufaloos, Gyraffs, Rhinos, Ostrics, Zebras etc.
After the visit of Fathala Park we will venture to the Jinack Island, also called Coconut Island because of its coconut plantations located by the beach of the Atlantic Ocean. Here we will have the lunch and you will have enaugh time to relax, have a walk on the beach or swim in the Ocean, so don't forget to bring with you your swimmig costume and your towel. The one-day-trip ends around 5:00 PM when we will drive back to Barra with a 4x4 vehicle and get the ferry back to Banjul and your hotel.
Route: Roots / Kunta Kinteh Island
DURATION: one day
In this excursion you will enjoy the natur traveling in a 4x4 and going on a boat. Also, you will get to know the history of the slave trade along The Gambia River.
You will picked up in your Hotel in the morning and we will drive to Banjul where we will cross with the Ferry to Barra, on the other side of the river. On arrival in Barra we will visit Fort Bullen and after that we will use a 4x4 vehicle to continue the trip to Juffereh.
Juffereh is a village on the banks of the Gambia river with a very interesting slavery museum and there live the descendants of the famous slave Kunta Kinteh, main character of Alex Haley's novel Roots.
We will go on a nice boat trip to James Island where the slave where kept from the beginning of the slave trade in 1456 and we can visit the ruins of the Fort James (1650) that occupy the most part of the Island. This Island is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. On the way back we will have the lunch in a Restaurant in Juffereh and visit the slavery museum. We will return back to Barra and get the ferry back to Banjul and your hotel.
Route: Crocodile Pool, Serekunda market and Fish market in Tangi
DURATION: one day
In this excursion you will see and touch Crocodiles, enjoy the african street market life seeing the elabotarion of batiks and have the oportunity to buy souvenirs haggling with the sellers. Also you will visit the fish market on the beach of Tangi and see the fishermen working on their boats.
You will picked up in your hotel in the morning and then we will drive to Bakau Crocodile Pool. Here, you can see more than three hundreds crocodiles and you will be able to touch the crocodiles and take pictures with them. We also will visit a sacred old silk cotton tree behind the pool which is hundred of years old and the museum.
After that, we will visit the Batik factory where you will see the production process of this beautiful colouring fabrics and, sure, you will buy some pieces for making beautiful dresses. You will have the opportunity to buy more souvenirs and see the amazing street market of Serekunda where you can find all kinds of shops and stalls.
From there we will drive to Paradise Beach and have lunch, relax a little bit and go for a swimm before we visit the fish market in Tangi on the way back. In this fishing village you can see the fishermen working on the boats and transporting the fish to the beach. And we will visit the houses where the fish is smoked.