west africa round tour
West Africa Round Tour
West Africa is another beautiful part of Africa. With amazing nature and wildlife with beautiful views of forest galleries, rivers and geographic wonders. The region consists of different types of tribes and ethnic groups with beautiful
cultures and traditional lifestyles that depict their traditional ancient societies.
As a local tour operator in the region, Omi Tours offers a wide range of different types of tours in the West Africa region, including Gambia, Senegal, Guinea-Bissau and Bijagos Islands, Mali Bamako and Timbuktu region, Guinea Conakry and the highlands of Foutah Diallon. Labe, Mauritania, etc.
This other trip is a three nights and four days round trip visiting some of the West African countries such as Gambia, Senegal and Guinea-Bissau.
On this tour we will visit historical sites and cultural places, to learn the history and experience the culture of different tribes and ethnic groups in the region. We also visit villages and meet villagers to experience their daily life to get a taste of the real Africa and you will also have the chance to see the nature and wildlife of the region.
This trip starts in The Gambia, where we travel around the West Africa region for three nights and four days, and back to The Gambia.
After being picked up from your hotel or place of residence in the Gambia in the morning, we will first visit Banjul, the capital of the Gambia. In Banjul we visit the Royal Albert market, the most important market in the country. In the Royal Albert Market we visit the greengrocer and the local vendors there and see the products they sell there and learn more about the daily shopping of the Gambians and also visit the souvenir market.
From there we visit the Gambia National Library. In the library you will have the chance to learn more about the history of The Gambia (before and after independence). And you will also have the chance to get to know the cultures of different tribes and ethnic groups in The Gambia and you will learn more about their traditional ancient societies.
When we arrive at the library, the man at the reception will give you the introduction to the building. This building is divided into four parts. During the Europeans time in Banjul, they use that building as their relaxing place and to relax there. After independence in 1965, the government of The Gambia transferred the building to the National Library.
From there we visit the Anglecans you Methodist Church in the land which was built by the European Christian missionaries during their stay in the Gambia. We will take a walking tour of Banjul to see the local areas and the administrative buildings of the government.
From then on, the last place we will visit in Banjul is the Arc 22 July monument where we will climb on top of the Arc to see the view of Banjul and the surrounding towns.
From there we visit the oyster camps outside Banjul. In the local oyster camps you will have the chance to see how local women process oysters locally, because in this region we do not eat oysters raw and collecting oysters is mainly done by women. You will also have the chance to learn about the benefits the locals derive from processing oysters.
From Banjul we continue our visit to Bakau, another important city in the Gambia. Bakau is the city where the first group of tourists to visit The Gambia landed by cruise ship from Sweden in 1965. During our visit to there we will visit the secret crocodile pond called Kachicarlly secret crocodile pond.
Kachicarlly Secret Crocodile Pond is a secret pond ritual place and historical sites established in the 17th century. In Kachicarlly we visit the museum and walk through the forest to see the magical huge tree and the ritual place and the crocodiles in the pond.
From Kachicarlly’s secret crocodile pond, we continue to Bijilo Forest Park, which is known as Monkey Park. In Bijilo Forest Park you have the chance to see green velvet monkeys and red colobus monkeys. And you get close to these animals to feed them peanuts. You will also have a chance to see some of the beautiful birds and the nature of different plant species.
From Monkey Park we have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch we continue our journey to the border of Gambia and Senegal in the south. After passport control at the border, we drive to Ziguinchor in the Casamance region of Senegal, Senegal’s second capital.
In Ziguinchor we stay in a comfortable lodge or hotel and in the evening we take a walk through the town to see the surroundings and learn more about their lives. We will dine and enjoy the nightlife of the area and sleep that night at our resort.
The next morning, after breakfast, we drive to the border of Senegal and Guinea-Bissau. After passport control at the border, we will drive to the capital Bissau, where we will pass through some of the biggest cities in the country, such as Sao Domingos, Ngore, Bular, Safim, etc. You will have the chance to visit villages and meet local people, to learn more learn about their culture and traditions. You will have the chance to drink palm wine and palm juice, which is very respectful in Bissau. We have lunch in Bular on our way to the capital of Bissau.
In Bissau we will stay in a comfortable hotel and in the evening we will visit the port of Bissau, visit the city center, see the big church built by the Portuguese, visit the fortress built by the Portuguese, see Portuguese colonial buildings. We will visit the sorvinies market and take a walking tour of Bissau to see some of the historical sites.
From our evening activities, we return to the hotel for dinner and enjoy the nightlife in the city there and sleep in our accommodation.
And the next day we start early in the morning driving through the northeast of Guinea-Bissau to the southeast of Senegal to the interior of the Gambia, where we will visit the island of Janjabureh, also called Georgetown.
On Janjabureh or Georgetown Island, we will visit the old slave house, the liberty tree, the Ruin slave market and go around the island. After our activities there we will leave the island to Kuntaur where we will stay in a comfortable lodge and after dinner we will spend the night there.
And the next morning after breakfast, we take a boat trip on the Gambia River to visit the River Gambia National Park, Baboon Island. During this boat trip you have the chance to see chimpanzees and we will also spot hippos.
After the boat trip, we will leave the lodge and visit Wassu stone cycles and from there we will drive back to Banjul via the northern bank of the country and will be dropped off at your hotel or resort in the afternoon.
Hotel pick up time: 7:30am
Duration of the tour: 3 nights 4 days
What included: all inclusive tour
Price: Email or contact me
West Africa Round Tour
West Africa is another beautiful part of Africa. With amazing nature and wildlife with beautiful views of forest galleries, rivers and geographic wonders.
Mauritania Country Visiting
Mauritania is a country in West Africa, located near the Atlantic Ocean. It is the 11th largest country in Africa and the 28th largest country in the world
Mali is a country in West Africa. A landlocked country, Mali is the eighth largest country in West Africa with an area of over 1,241,238 square
Guinea Bissau Country Visiting
Guinea-Bissau is a former Portuguese colonial state and this country is located in the western part of Africa. Today Guinea-Bissau is a completely
Republic of Guinea
Guinea is a country in West Africa. Bounded on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for the strict Mount Nimba Nature Reserve, located in the
West Africa Round Tour
During this tour we make a tour through the western part of Africa. We visit Gambia, Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Guinea etc.
See the real Gambia off tourist beaten track!
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