Rather than booking our tours with Thomas Cook (which are very expensive and overcrowded) we booked with ARCH Tours which you will find in an upstairs office on the Senegambia Strip.
We saw the excellent ratings from other Tripadvisor users, and I would have to agree with them and give them the same! They are fantastic and offer brilliantly diverse tours/excursions for a third or even a quarter of the price of Thomas Cook! Moreover, who better than to share the Gambia with you than Gambian people who know their country, traditions etc. Superb!
We went on a Safari in North Senegal - saw giraffes, rhinos etc. Amazing day out! Also went on the two day trip up river to George Town (Janjanbureh) - Incredible river trip - we saw hippos and had breakfast with green vervet monkeys and tropical birds!
One of the best trips was the 4 in 1 tour - a must at £35 each! All food and drinks included in all trips all day - I have never drunk so much! :)
This is the best tour company we have ever dealt with from around the world. Speak to Abdul, the manager; he is very organized and dedicated to his position. He even arranged a trip for us when there wasn't any availability on another day - very accommodating. The Arch Tour guides also need special mention. I'm sorry I can't remember names (apart from Ali), but all were superb. Highly professional, punctual, humourous, thoughtful and very knowledgeable! I cannot recommend this tour company enough. My wife and I love exploring the real country when on holiday, and you certainly get this with 'African Real Cultural and Historic Tours!'
We plan to do the Roots tour and the breakfast with the birds tour on next visit.
I would award 10 stars if there was the option!
Ryan and Julie Hill
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