What Makes Our Guided Birdwatching Tours Special
Why The Gambia?
The Gambia is the ideal destination for anyone who enjoys relaxing in glorious sunshine. Less than 6 hours away from UK and mainland Europe, The Gambia hosts over 600 different species of birds.
Birdwatching has been scientifically proven to have many benefits including physical, emotional, mental health, cognitive, social, environmental, spiritual and personal relationships.
Why Our Tours ?
Gambia Birdwatching Tours are run by Gambia's best birding guide, YaYa Barry, and his team. Officially recognised by Gambia's Ministry of Tourism, YaYa oversees the management of several of The Gambia's bird reserves.
" I have known Yaya for about 20 years. His knowledge about Gambia and Senegal birds is phenomenal. The bird life in the grounds where he lives, when seen from the lodge, can keep any ornithologist occupied for hours. Yaya's trips around Gambia and into Senegal are enthralling as he knows where numerous bird and animal species can be located off the beaten track. He certainly looks after his groups of naturalists which have booked trips with him. "
Gordon Simpson MBE, BA, BSc.
Yaya is an excellent birder and a well respected member of his community. I birdied with Yaya in 2020 for three weeks. During that time he demonstrated extreme patience in helping every one locate and get a good view of the birds. He was also very adept at navigating the borders between Senegal and Gambia. Yaya’s English is excellent and he is very personable. Therefore, I would highly recommend him as a guide.