Starting from Denton Bridge and taking you on a peaceful cruise through the creeks. Theres a chance to see many species of birds-binoculars and bird books are available on board. Morning coffee, tasty snacks and chilled bubbly are served before weighing anchor on a sandbank where you can cool off and take a swim in the river. Lunch is a simple buffet served on board. After lunch try a spot of fishing or relax on the sundeck. Arrive back to your hotel around 5pm.
Join a traditional African pirogue at Denton Bridge for a 9am start. Our captain will steer through the mangroves stopping off at various fishing marks. Target fish include: Red Snapper, Lady Fish, Butter Fish, Angel Fish, Sompat, Grouper. Guides are on hand to assist beginners, its a great day out for all the family. The waters of the creeks are always calm and there is plenty of shade on board, a well-stocked bar and freshly prepared hot & cold sandwiches.
The American author Alex Haley has made this ROOTS trip a must! He traced his African origin back to The Gambia and wrote the now famed book about his ancestor Kunta Kinteh. which spurned the epic and world renowned TV series Roots. You start out from Banjul for a two and half hour boat trip up the River Gambia. On the journey you will often see dolphins swim and play alongside the boat. You will arrive at the ancient trading station of Albreda, from there you take a short walk to the adjoining village of Jufureh, where you can visit the National Museum of Slavery and then on to the home of Alex Haleys ancestors and his present day family. Here you can meet relatives and hear accounts from the familys history. Lunch is served on board the boat before setting off for Kunta Kinteh Island, about 15 minutes away. Kunta Kinteh Island has the ruined remains of the fortress and slave pens built by the British in 1610. It is rich in slave history and is the place where hundreds of captured slaves awaited transport to a life of enslavement in the west. You can expect to be back at your hotels by 5.30.pm