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Bijilo, The Gambia, Senegal
Musa Jatta has thirteen years of experience in the field as a guide in and around Gambia and Senegal. I do half day and full day guiding, as well as a five day trips up country.
The half day is a coastal birding trip, and some of the sites we go are Marakissa Stream, Camallo Corner, Old Cape Road, Abuko Nature Reserve, Lamin Rice Field, Brufut Woods, Tanji Bird Reserve and Tujeren Woods just to name few.
The price for half a day is 25 pound per person with a minimum of two. The full day is 40 pounds per person with a minimum of two.
The five days up river trip is 300 pound per person with a minimum of two.
All charges include transportation, accommodation, water, breakfast and dinner and guiding services. Lunch is not included.
I also take tours up to Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal.
Coastal birding, Five nights Tendaba and Georgetown.
In Senegal I cover the northern Senegal up to Djoudj national park and to Niokolokoba national park
I used birding pal to get guide for Gambia. Musa Jatta was our guide for 4 days. He has great knowledge of all the hotpots, bird species and calls. The massive variety of eagles,Owls and small birds made everyday a joy. Always something new to discover.
Hope to to be able to return someday to this birders paradise. Musa was great
- E. Green, Ireland