As an exception, this tour begins in Dakar, I will receive you at the airport in Dakar and take you to the hotel for our first night stop.
Of course, it is also possible to take you from your hotel in The Gambia to Dakar if needed.
After breakfast from our hotel in Dakar, we will visit the Il de Madlien for the Red bill Tropic bird, Northern Gannet and Brown Booby, just to name a few. In the afternoon we will visit the Technopole area. This is a wetland area for Wader and some migrants. After that, we go back to the hotel in Dakar for our second night stop.
After breakfast, we will depart towards the northern part of Senegal to the Sahel region and past St Louis to Djoudj National Park for our night stay in hotel Djoudj. As we travel to the north, we will pass the huge Baobab and Acacia savanna of Dakar as we enter the Sahel region. On the way going there, we will have several stops to see big Vultures and Scrub Robin, Blue Nape Mouse birds, and Chestnut-bellied Starlings, just to name a few.
We will have a night stop in hotel Djoudj.
After breakfast at Djoudj, we will have a field walk to scan for the Arabian Bustard, Black Crown Crane, and migrants. In the afternoon we will have a boat trip in river Djoudj to the breeding ground of the Great White Pelican. From there we go back to the camp for our second night stop in Djoudj.
After breakfast, we will depart to Richard Tall. As we enter the Sahel, the great band of drought-prone, the semi-arid area along the southern edge of the advancing Sahara. We will drive past the irrigated sugar cane plantation and extensive dry, sandy landscape that is used by goat and cattle chewed grassland and acacia scrub. As we explore the arid landscape of Richart Tall.
Here we will be concentrating on looking for very special birds that are in the semi-desert area of tropical Africa. This is the area of one of the most attractive Sahelian birds: The Cricket Warbler, Little Grey Woodpecker, and the Senner Penduline Tit. Both can be found feeding quietly in the small acacias that dot the area. We can also expect to see the flocks of Sudan Golden Sparrows and with a bit of chance, we can come across a Golden nightjar.
From there we will drive back to St Louis for a night stop.
After breakfast, we will depart to Kaolack. There we will have two nights. On the way to Kaolack, we will drive through Touba down to Gossas, and we will have several stops on the way as well.
The night stop is in Kaolack.
After breakfast in the Hotel in Kaolack, we will go to the roosting ground of the Swallow tail Kites and Lesser Kestrel. And from there we will have the chance to spot the Saveles Bustards. In the afternoon, we bird around Kaolack and back to the hotel for our second night.
After breakfast, we will depart to Wassadou where we will have two nights. On the way going there, we will have several stops and pass Tambakounda down to Wassadou for our first night.
After breakfast, we will visit the Niokolokoba National Park in the morning. In the afternoon we will have a boat trip in Wassadou to see the Egyptian Plovers and the White Crown Plovers and Adamawa Toutle Dove which are quite good in that area.
And another night stop in Wassadou.
After breakfast, we will depart to Kedougou and to Dindefello for two nights.
At Dindefello. We may see here: Familiar Chat, Mocking Cliff Chat, Neumanns Starling, and both Turacos. There we will have the chance to climb up the mountain and to the Waterfall.
After breakfast we will depart to Tambakounda. We will have several stops on the way and have our night stop in the hotel at Tambakounda.
We will drive back, not to Dakar but we will have a night stop in Mburr close to the airport. On the way to Mburr, we will have several stops before arriving there late in the evening.
After breakfast, we will go birding around the Somoun area before going to the airport for you to fly back.