Senegal and Gambia river cruise vacation

Spend two weeks cruising the national parks, rivers, mangroves and wetlands of Senegal and the Gambia. Oyster fishing villages and stone circles – oh, and thousands of birds – included.
Dakar Island of Goree Pink Lake Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary Saint-Louis Langue de Barberie National Park Touba city Georgetown Gambia River cruise Wassu Stone Circles Tendaba Kiang West National Park Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve Saloum Delta National Park
US $2430US $2290ToUS $3120 excluding flights
13 Days
Gambia, Senegal
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Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 16.
Up to US $140 off selected dates.
Late availability on these dates: 15 Oct
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Description of Senegal and Gambia river cruise vacation


Price information

US $2430US $2290ToUS $3120 excluding flights
Prices based on 2 adults sharing.
Single supplement available.
Mimimum age 16.
Make enquiry

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Vacation information

Small group tour, ideal for solos & couples:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, traveling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week vacation, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.


5 Reviews of Senegal and Gambia river cruise vacation

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 02 Jan 2023 by

Brilliant, seeing the real Africa away from the tourist places and seeing it through the eyes of our local guide Assan. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Jan 2023 by

Loved seeing the bird wildlife of Senegal particularly in Djoudj National park. The coastal beauty of Senegal was wonderful and the views in the Delta so amazing. Partícularly enjoyed the hose and carriage tour around St. Louis. Enjoyed visiting a local family and doing a village tour. Read full review

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2019 by

The birdlife was spectacular- high numbers and close views. Learning about the culture and seeing the people and landscape. The overnight river cruise was fabulous as expected. Accommodation much better standard than I expected. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2018 by

We had an excellent leader and driver. The birds we saw were great but apart from that, i don't think these two countries have much else to offer. Read full review

Reviewed on 03 Apr 2016 by

The overnight on the boat, sleeping under the stars with the mattresses and mosquito nets on the deck Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet and people

It is always our aim to show you the real country and this tour combines all that is best in this corner of West Africa, from the wildlife, historic cities and beautiful natural heritage. We’ll see the main sites but there are also many opportunities to learn about local life on visits to villages.

In order to give you the best experience we use local crew throughout this tour who can give that unique insight into their culture and customs which really enhances our trip, as well as generating local employment and delivering direct economic benefits to the areas we are traveling in.

Our visit to Fadiout is a great example as this community run visit not only is a great experience for us but delivers economic benefits to the village as a whole. Aboard our riverboat we also have a great opportunity to learn about Gambian culture from our local crew…and quite possibly some lessons in Gambian cookery too! We also do this by using locally owned hotels, many of which buy their food produce from local suppliers, and spreading our business to a variety of local restaurants. We visit several national parks on our tour. Conscious that these are fragile environments, we try to minimise our impact by adhering to strict environmental guidelines and educating crew and customers on the ‘do’s and don’ts’.

In addition to the above, we are continually looking for ways to improve and are proud to be ‘Responsible in everything we do’. Education is key and so all staff, Tour Leaders and partnering suppliers are trained in responsible and sustainable tourism. At our Head Office, we continually strive towards a sustainable and planet-friendly working environment, including having solar panels installed and a company commitment to reducing our plastic usage. As well as this, we have valuable and longstanding partnerships with UK charities Toilet Twinning and Send a Cow, plus many smaller initiatives and projects around the world. We’re members of UK travel industry bodies Tourism Concern and AITO because we believe it’s important to share our knowledge and experience, as well as learn from other operators.

As a company we support Cool Earth. Protecting rainforest is one of the most effective actions to tackle climate breakdown. CoolEarth work with indigenous communities empowering them to conserve their forest; keeping CO2 locked in.

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