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Hearing the Yellow-crowned Gonolek's fascinating duets
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Cooling off in the pool while White-throated Bee-eaters bathe
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Questing for reclusive birds along mangrove-lined channels
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Spotting the spectacular Violet Turaco
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Hearing the morning chorus of Red-eyed Doves and Whimbrel among the mangroves

Retreat to The Gambia

Tucked away on Africa's west coast, the unassuming and tiny nation of the Gambia is one of the continent's best-kept secrets. Flanking both banks of its mighty namesake river, it is located in a transition zone between the dry north and the humid south and hosts a surprising and wonderful array of bird life. it is ironically the rarity of large and dangerous mammals that make this a fantastic location for an immersion in Africa's tropical bird life, for it is possible to walk along trails through various habitats in safety: farm fields and rice paddies; nut groves and woodland; and along sandy shoreline and marshes. One can also course along the ubiquitous R mangroves that line the omnipresent River Gambia itself. The rewards are numerous in the fine assortment of birds, including various stunning kingfishers herons, rollers, glossy starling, sunbirds, and more - "eye candy" that speaks to the variety and beauty of African bird life!
 
We'll be visiting following the rainy season when the countryside is lush and resident bird breeding activities are at their peak. As we travel the length of the country, we'll observe transitions in the habitats and watch for other wildlife from tiny mudskippers to various primates and huge Hippopotamus. Among many highlights will be opportunities to see and photograph the beautiful Egyptian Plover - nicknames the "Crocodile Bird" from its supposed habit of cleaning out food morsels from crocodiles' gums - in addition to a breeding colony of stunning Red-throated Bee-eaters.
 
This is an exploratory tour. Accommodations away from the coast will be more basic, but we are well-taken care of and the spirit of discovery prevails. 
 
The tour offers a fantastic and easygoing introduction to African birds and this delightful county. Join Justin for a holiday that you won't soon forget.
Quest Nature Tours Birding

Gambia, The | 11 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Nov 06-16, 2018
Cost:
Approx. US$3295 (based on lodge type)*
Group Size:
8 - 14 participants

Includes:
*Accommodation in double occupancy at our lodge, gratuities for services provided by Quest, ground transportation, park entrance fees, airport transfers in The Gambia if travelling as per the group flight itinerary, meals as described in the itinerary, services of Quest Leader and one or two local Gambian naturalists depending on our final group size. Taxes and gratuities of US$200 are included.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in The Gambia
Day 2: Intro to the Lower Country
Day 3 - 7: Mid- and Upper-Country
Day 8 - 10: Lower Country
Day 11: Depart the Gambia
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Your Tour Leader

Justin Peter is Quest Nature Tours' Director of Programs and senior naturalist. Justin was most recently the senior naturalist at Ontario’s world-renowned Algonquin Park, where he coordinated the park’s interpretive program and acted as lead howler for the celebrated Public Wolf Howl events.

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Quest Nature Tours Birding

Gambia, The | 11 days
Quest Nature Tours

Dates:
Nov 06-16, 2018
Cost:
Approx. US$3295 (based on lodge type)*
Group Size:
8 - 14 participants

Includes:
*Accommodation in double occupancy at our lodge, gratuities for services provided by Quest, ground transportation, park entrance fees, airport transfers in The Gambia if travelling as per the group flight itinerary, meals as described in the itinerary, services of Quest Leader and one or two local Gambian naturalists depending on our final group size. Taxes and gratuities of US$200 are included.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"Over 550 bird species have been recorded here!"

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