The Gambia & Senegal
"A great introduction to African birding and essential for a number of West African specialties!"
The Gambia is one of the best introductions to African birding. The species diversity is high with resident birds, trans-African migrants, and European migrants (from November to April). In addition, you can get access to several birding sites in Senegal in irrigated arid habitats and at Djoudj National Park.
More details about this Trip:
The trip reaches all the key birding sites, running to north Senegal (just south of the Sahara Desert) and then to all sides of the Gambia River (south, north, up river, and coastal). Habitats range from irrigated arid, sandy beaches, mangroves, and riverine forests to dry savannah.
Some of the other strengths of this trip include the following: Key species include Egyptian Plover, Bearded Barbet, Red-throated Bee-eater, Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Abyssinian Ground-Hornbill, Sudan Golden Sparrow, Savile's Bustard, Pied-winged Swallow, Violet Turaco, Palm-nut Vulture, and White-backed Night-Heron.