as I am in The Gambia next January and want to do a four day four night river cruise I am looking for one to three travel companions for these four days to share the boat. The following itinary is planned but flexible:
River adventure: Janjanbureh to Bintang – 4 days / 4 nights
Day 1: Depart Janjanbureh and cruise to River Gambia National Park, with the chance of seeing hippos, crocodiles, chimpanzees and other primates. Arrive at Baboon Islands for feeding time, when the chimpanzees often come down to the waters edge. Spend the evening relaxing onboard or at the nearby Kairoh Garden Lodge. Sleep onboard near Kuntaur.
Day 2: After Breakfast, take local transport to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Wassu Stone Circles before returning to the boat to cruise to the wharf town of Kaur. Walk around the town, visit the market and head to Kauren Camp for great views over the river. Sleep onboard around Kaur area.
Day 3: Continue West to Tendaba, arriving in time to take a small boat in to the Bao Bolong Wetlands, which is teaming with bird life and offers the chance of seeing crocodiles. Spend the evening relaxing onboard or at the nearby Tendaba Camp. Sleep onboard near Tendaba.
Day 4: Depart Tendaba and head to the twin villages of Albreda and Juffereh (made famous by Alex Haleys book Roots) and the former slaving post on Kunta Kinteh Island. Dolphins are often seen on this part of the journey. Cruise to Bintang and spend the night onboard.
Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast, depart Bintang by road.
Some Information I received from Fairplay Gambia who offer these tours in their small traditional boat:
A summary of your Adventure:
Boat trips on The Fula Princess include clean, comfortable accommodation onboard. There are two double bed cabins within the boat and double mattresses where you can sleep under the stars on the upper deck. There is a flushing toilet and local style shower facilities on board.
Your package includes three delicious meals per day onboard the Fula Princess and as much coffee/tea as you like. Along the way, our excellent chef will be sourcing and cooking the freshest and best produce and you will have the opportunity to join him in his shopping, cooking and interactions with the local communities we meet.
Meals will mostly be Gambian classic dishes, cooked to European tastes with the finest ingredients available. Whenever possible we use locally grown organic produce and avoid chemicals and processed foods in our menu. Vegetarians and vegan dishes are available on request.
The price includes entry to the River Gambia National Park and local transport /entry fee to the Wassu Stone Circles and other local attractions
Cold drinks including alcohol are available to purchase on board.
The price per person will be 540,-€. For more information please take a look at
Some words about me :
German, male, 51 years of age, experienced solo taveler, mostly backpacking, this will be my fist trip to the sub Sahara area
please no first-timers to traveling and please no party backpackers, please be used to keep it rough and simple while on the road
Best regards, Marcus
Doch lieber alleine in den Urlaub bzw. in einer Reisegruppe?