Turaco Birding Expeditions is headed by the professional bird guide Musa Jatta. We design specific itineraries according to your needs and the length of the excursion, to watch as many species as possible and search for the most elusive ones. Photographic and filming opportunities in good light conditions are excellent. Depending on the group size, we travel with either a 7-sitter or 14-sitter Toyota minibus. Examples of excursions are shown here.
We pride ourselves in providing total quality with good value for money. We have hands-on management of all ground services during your entire stay. Our services include hotel contracting, airport transfers, meet and greet services, representation, and day trips as well as a complete 1-2 weeks nature program especially birding and photographic programs.
The Gambia is one of Africa’s hot spots for bird watchers and photographers and it is the nearest English-speaking tropical destination to Europe, with a variety of different habitats such as savanna woodland, gallery forest, shrubs, wetlands, sand dunes, Atlantic Coastline, creeks, narrow river in the countryside, etc.
Over 556 species have been recorded throughout the Gambia. The country has some wonderful species ranging from Rollers, Bee Eaters, Turacos, Kingfishers, Raptors of all kinds, Starlings, Finches, Buntings, Bishops, Shrikes, Sunbirds, Flycatchers, Warblers & Cisticolas, Orioles, Wagtails, Woodpeckers, Barbets, Hornbills, Owls, Storks, Spoonbills, Flamingos, Bitterns, Herons & Egrets and many more.
There are some really rare species across the country such as African Finfoot, Brown Neck Parrot, Carmine Bee Eater, Egyptian Plover, Martial Eagle, Western Violet-Backed Sunbird, Splendid Glossy Starling, Shining-Blue Kingfisher, Yellow Penduline Tit, Western Bluebill, Pel’s Fishing Owl and many more.
Whether you are on a large or small budget, we offer lots of different kinds of excursions. We are also open to tailor-made excursions, prepared by yourself or by us.
We even offer all-inclusive tailor-made birding programs, day excursions or vehicle hires with our public liability insurance cover.
Turaco Birding is registered at the Attorney General Chambers: