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#Pirang Bonto Forest

Explore Bonto Forest

Bonto Forest, located just a 45-minute drive from the coastal hotel areas, is a protected reserve close to STRIMPS FIRMS. This forest is surrounded by nearby paddy fields, creating a unique ecosystem. For years, it has been a safe haven for wood and Verreaux's eagle owl.

The forest is home to a variety of bird species, including the White Spotted Flufftail, Yellow Bill Coucal, Green Crombec, Lanner Falcon, Northern Black Flycatcher, Grey-Headed Bristlebill, and more.

#Kaur Wetlands

Discover Kaur Wetlands

Located further up the river, driving through the North Bank Road to Georgetown on the other side of the River Gambia, you'll find the Kaur Wetlands. This area is an excellent birding site, offering fantastic opportunities to view a variety of bird species.

Among the birds that can be spotted here are the Collared Pratincole, Egyptian Plover, Purple Swamphen, Allen's Gallinule, Black Crowned Crane, and more.

#Georgetown (Janjanbureh)

Explore Georgetown (Janjanbureh)

Situated about 300km from Banjul, Georgetown (Janjanbureh) is located on the island of the River Gambia. Here, you have an excellent opportunity to visit the Chips Islands and observe hippos while enjoying birding trips on a boat in the river.

Some of the bird species you may encounter here include the African Fish Eagle, Grey Headed Kingfisher, Ruppell's Griffon Vulture, White Backed Vulture, Marabou Stork, African Finfoot, and more.

#Tendaba Camp

Experience Tendaba Camp

Located on the south bank of the Gambia River and within reach of Kiang West National Park, Tendaba Camp is approximately 130km from your coastal hotels. Here, you have the option for an overnight stay or a day-long trip.

At Tendaba Camp, you can choose to embark on a two-hour canoe trip across the River Gambia to Tunku and Kisi Bolong (creek). Additionally, take a short walk in the woodlands around the camp and visit a bird photo hide, which offers superb opportunities to observe birds such as the Red-Winged Pytilia, Black Wood Hoopoe, Orange-Cheeked Waxbill, Black-Faced Firefinch, Sahel Paradise Whydah, African Pygmy Kingfisher, and more.