Makasutu Culture Forest full-day tour

Makasutu Culture Forest full-day tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Wednesdays and Fridays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Immerse yourself in a stunning set comprising palm groves, wetlands, mangroves and savannah plains
  • See plenty of animals, including baboons, monitor lizards and hundreds of bird species
  • Great activity for families seeking a taste of nature away from the beaches
What to expect

Enjoy a full-day tour to the Makasutu Culture Forest, a palm forest situated on the banks of a beautiful meandering tributary of the River Gambia. The area counts many different ecosystems including dense forest, savanna and mangrove regions. This special ecosystem is home to hundreds of different birds, 3 species of monkeys, monitor lizards, pygmy deer and man goose just to name a few. If you are lucky enough, you may catch a glimpse of migrating baboons, that each year choose this forest as their home.

Upon arrival at Makasutu, you will be served a light refreshment. Continue with a visit to the wildlife museum and learn more about the initiatives aimed to preserve this special ecosystem. Next, you will take a trip down the river on “dug out” canoes while drifting down the waters seeing wildlife, fishermen and women collecting oysters from the mangrove.

After the boat trip there is the opportunity to go on a “bush walk” where you can see some of the flora and fauna of the area plus a chance to see the palm wine tapper climbing the tree with a traditional rope.

Continue with a drive back to the camp where you will enjoy a local lunch consisting in some of the best African dishes including Benechin, Domada and Yassa. During lunch, traditional dancers and drum troupes will entertain you performing on the natural stage under the shade of the majestic Baobab tree.

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Guided tour
  • Guided walking tour
  • Transportation in air-conditioned coach
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (can be purchased on site)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Reduced price
  • Child: 3 - 12 years old
  • Infant: 0 - 2 years old free of charge

Serrekunda, Gambia

Meeting point:

Pick-up available from selected city areas hotels in Serrekunda. Please meet the driver outside the reception area at the following time:

Coral Beach 9:25am
Holiday Beach Club 9:05am
Kairaba Beach Hotel 9:00am
Senegambia Beach Hotel 9:00am
Mansea / Seav. 9:00am
Bamboo Village Resort 8:55am
Palma Resort 8:50am
P. Beach / Badala 8:45am
Sunset Beach Hotel 8:40am
Kombo Beach Hotel 8:40am
Ocean Bay Hotel & Spa 8:25am

What to remember
  • You will need to present valid ID or a copy of your passport
  • It is recommended to wear sunglasses, sunscreen, a hat and comfortable shoes
  • It is recommend to bring your own water
  • Pick-up available from selected city areas hotels in Serrekunda, starting at 8:25am. Please refer to the meeting point section for more details
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  • This tour is available on Wednesdays and Fridays only
  • Pick-up available from selected city areas hotels in Serrekunda, starting at 8.25am following by the next stops every 15 minutes
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 2 days before the activity begins.

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