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The Gambia & Senegal Birding Tour Pricing

2024 & 2025 Pricing for The Gambia and Senegal:

$3,690 US Dollars (£2,910 GBP*) 

for 16 Days and 15 Nights

 

Inclusions: 

  • The Tour package includes all lodging, meals*, and access fees to reserves, parks, and other birding sites.

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of an excellent bird guide, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. Yaya Barry is the leader of The Gambia Bird Guides Association, and he has trained several other guides throughout the country. 

  • Top-Rated Preparation Services: We support your preparation for the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details, and more), information on entry into Gambia and Senegal, and information on travel health issues, packing information, and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen. 

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van for most of the trip. 

    • We also have a driver or guide pick you up at the airport upon arrival, and we arrange for a transfer back to the airport at the end of the trip.  

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small-Group Pricing: All the prices mentioned above are for tour groups of six to eight participants. We are happy to provide pricing for private groups with fewer than six participants.

  • Private and Custom Group Pricing: We are glad to provide pricing for smaller groups (including couples) or custom groups.

More details about this Trip:

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

 

  • US Dollar Pricing: The US Dollar is widely accepted in Senegal and the Gambia by lodges and other tour service providers. The tour price is fixed in US Dollars.

  • Pricing in British Pounds: (1) Our 2025 (and late 2024) price estimates are mostly based on US Dollars; so, our GBP/British Pound pricing is based upon an exchange rate of .79 GBP (British Pound) per US Dollar (the exchange rate on March 19, 2024). (2) We will charge you the actual transaction rate here, but please note that we work to minimize transaction costs. Using Transferwise, we usually pay under one-half a percent (and sometimes less) on the actual exchange. (3) Due to costs related to UK travel regulations, our tours booked and paid through BlueTailBirding.com (for the UK and European clients) will cost 200 GBP more. Please contact us anytime with questions here.     

  • Bank Fees: Though we work to minimize bank charges with banking in Canada and in the United Kingdom, banks do often charge about 1.5% for making the exchange.

  • Note on Meal Inclusion: Meals include three meals per day during any full day of the trip. The arrival day includes lunch and supper for anyone getting in during the first morning of the tour. The departure day includes three meals though supper availability is based on your actual flight time. The other fourteen days of the tour include breakfast, lunch, and supper.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: Most of our meals are provided by the lodges, and we follow their practices in providing beverages at meal time. Most lodge-provided breakfasts include a choice of coffee, tea, and/or juice, and most box lunches include either bottled water or juice, or a soft drink, as is your choice. Other beverages served at supper are your choice and are an additional expense that you pay to the restaurant or lodge directly. We provide water at the table for supper. We also provide bottled water during the birding day. 

  • Group Size: We anticipate a group of 7 or 8 participants, and pricing is based on this group size. 

 

Single Room Supplement:

  • The single supplement for this 16 Day/15 Night trip is $480 USD (or £380 GBP*).

  • Single Supplement: This is the price we charge for the additional cost of anyone not sharing a room with another birder (and/or a spouse). If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

 

Pre-Paid Tipping for Meals/Lodging:

  • For the 16-Day/15-Night Tour: Add $100 USD (or about £80 GBP*) to pre-pay these tips if in a shared room, or add $120 USD (or about £90 GBP*) if in a single room.

  • We do encourage our clients to tip based on service received, and we do find birders are generally generous. We do present to you clear tipping recommendations if you want to do the tipping yourself. Most of our clients prefer to do the tipping themselves.

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

  • This will include flights to Dakar (the major regional international airport) in Senegal from your home airport. 

  • We can also accommodate clients flying into Banjul in the Gambia.

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry, and other items of a personal nature. Tips for birding guides and trip drivers are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 7500 185 058, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you with trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

Like to Book these Trips:

 

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll-free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: You often reach Leio or Jennifer De Souza in the UK (at Bluetail Birding and the PIB UK Office). Leio can usually be reached at +44 7881 685 779. Call Jennifer at +44 7500 185 058.   

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated on March 25, 2024, for all 2024 & 2025 tour dates.    

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