Experiences > Boat Journeys > Africa > Gambia River Cruise

The River Gambia bisects the country as it flows along its entire length for 500 kilometres. A river cruise along it is an excellent way to see much of the country, from its natural features to wildlife and by visiting villages along the riverbanks.


Location: Gambia

Travel to Gambia River Cruise

Organised group tours: The following tours for Gambia River Cruise are available:


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Tour Map of Dakar To Freetown

Dakar To Freetown

£1400

excl. flights

28 days

Dakar To Freetown

Explore cosmopolitan Dakar with its excellent arts and crafts scene, superb music, or take a trip to Ill de Goree. Camp on the banks of The Gambia River and take boat trips to spot wildlife in the Baobolong Wetlands and The Kiang West National Park. Overland through the beautiful Casamance region of Senegal – take a Pirogue ride along the creeks and mangroves or hire a bike and take to the pistes around the villages of the estuary – a relaxing week in a part of Senegal few others visit. Absorb yourself in the old colonial port city of Bissau and experience the buzzing arts and handicrafts scene. Overnight at the beautiful Saltinho waterfalls en route for the Guinea Bissau/Guinea border. Trek or cycle in Guinea’s Fouta Djalon and take in the stunning scenery; forested ravines, pristine waterfalls and craggy mountainsides. Relax on some of the best beaches in the world and lend a hand at the Tribewanted community tourism project in John Obey, Sierra Leone. Soak up the nightlife, music and unique atmosphere of Freetown, the buzzing capital of ‘Salone’.


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Tour Map of Freetown to Dakar

Freetown to Dakar

£1400

excl. flights

28 days

Freetown to Dakar

Soak up the nightlife, music and unique atmosphere of Freetown, the buzzing capital of ‘Salone’. Relax on some of the best beaches in the world and lend a hand at the Tribewanted community tourism project in John Obey, Sierra Leone. Trek or cycle in Guinea’s Fouta Djalon and take in the stunning scenery: forested ravines, pristine waterfalls and craggy mountainsides. Overland through the Guinea highlands en route for the Guinea Bissau/Guinea border. Overnight at the beautiful Saltinho waterfalls en route for Bissau, the capital of Guinea Bissau. Absorb yourself in the old colonial port city of Bissau and experience the buzzing arts and handicrafts scene. Overland through the beautiful Casamance region of Senegal – take a Pirogue ride along the creeks and mangroves or hire a bike and take to the pistes around the villages of the estuary – a relaxing week in a part of Senegal few others visit. Camp on the banks of The Gambia River and take boat trips to spot wildlife in the Baobolong Wetlands and The Kiang West National Park. Explore cosmopolitan Dakar with its excellent arts and crafts scene, superb music, or take a trip to Ill de Goree. Why not visit Cape Verde when the trip finishes? Just a short distance from Dakar and stunningly beautiful, it’s fast becoming increasingly attractive to tourists.


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Tour Map of Senegal and Gambia River Cruise

Senegal and Gambia River Cruise

£1379

excl. flights

13 days

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Senegal and Gambia River Cruise

On this holiday in West Africa we discover two different nations: tropical Gambia and exotic Senegal. We walk through French colonial towns, see prolific birdlife and visit the megalithic stone circles at Wassu. We also explore some of the region's finest wildlife parks, cruise down the Gambia River and venture into the Saloum Delta by traditional pirogue canoe.