- A thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing tour but there is a definite bird watching element to the trip which not all may enjoy, but the boat trips provided wonderful photo opportunities!Highlights for me were the (smelly!) pelican colony in Djoudj, the Isle de Goree and the overnighter on the Gambian river boat - yes, it's very, very basic, but what an experience!
Some of the drives are long but are a great way to see life going on by the roadside. A good torch is a must and a sleeping bag sheet came in handy on the boat. I took a mozzie net but it stayed in my bag all trip as accommodation used either had nets already or air con.
The tour leader Baba was top notch - a great "fixer" - always smiling, with a love for the countries and people we saw and nothing was ever too much trouble, and our driver Usman was always very careful and cheerful.
Only disappointment was that the Lac Rose was not very pink but not even Baba could fix that for us!!
Published on: 01 January 2017