Experience the magnificent wildlife and history of Gambia River
In West Africa, the majestic Gambia River runs more than 1,120 km (700 miles) through Guinea and Senegal to the Atlantic Ocean near the city of Banjul. Famous for its coastal resorts and sandy beaches, the rich history and wildlife treasures of Gambia River are often overlooked by visitors. Take a trip down the river by boat, discover MacCarthy Island or visit the ruins of Kunta Kinteh Island. To experience the real wonders of Gambia River, you need to go off the beaten track. Try hopping on board a traditional-style river pirogue that will take you past oyster creeks and through mangroves. You can watch the local fisherman or the oyster ladies in their dugout canoes - or challenge yourself to catch the world’s most ferocious freshwater fish, the Tigerfish.