& White Safari
Sarges Hotel Grd. Fl. Plaza
Kanifing Municipality, Kmc
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: +220 9947255
The Black & White is a fully insured & licensed
ground tour operator which was established in 2013 to
provide flexible itineraries & customized trips
for holidaymakers to The Gambia.
Four Wheel Drive:-
This is a day trip within the area which gives you the
first impression about the Gambia. It starts from a
visit to the famous Kachikally
Crocodile Pool which gives you an opportunity to
stroke a crocodile, visit the museum about Gambia's
cultures and histories. The next stop takes you to Serrekunda,
the biggest town in the Gambia, where you can enjoy
a wonderful walk in the local market to see how local
women go about their daily lives tying to earn a living.
The next stop will be at a local school where you can
learn something about the education system in the Gambia.
There will be another stop at the wood carving factory
to learn how skilful the carvers are and there is a
wide range of carvings for sale. There will be another
stop at a local village where you can see how local
people live and the family system in the Gambia. The
next stop will be paradise beach for lunch and swimming
and our last stop will be at the Tanji
fishing village where the local pirogues will land their
fish catch. Here some of the fish are smoked and dried.
From there you go back to your hotel.
This trip also starts in the morning till in the afternoon.
The first stop take you to Abuko
Nature Reserve which is not a zoo but an area of
180 acres of natural vegetation populated by numerous
birds, insects and animals. You have 1 and half hour
walk in the reserve to see monkeys and birds, then to
the orphanage, and then drive to Lamin Lodge where you
will have a boat trip in the mangroves in the Tanbi
Wetlands to see nature up close and the last stop
to the Bijilo
Forest Park where you walk and can get very close
to vervet monkeys.
This is an orientation tour that takes you round to
see the capital of the Gambia. You will see that this
is where most of the government departments and other
public offices are based. You will have a stop at the
22 which is one of our national monuments, there
you will have a better view of the capital. From there
you have a drive to the Albert
Market where there is a range of food stuffs, clothes
and also Gambian women in their colourful dresses. The
final visit will be at the RTVH hospital which is the
biggest hospital in the country which was built in colonial
times. Lunch will be at a restaurant on the beach side
Bush / Beach Safari:-
This is a day trip that starts at the Serrekunda Market
which will give you welcoming views of how amazing the
market is with hoards of men and women buying and selling
all manner of goods, while crowds of shoppers in colourful
African garments make this market unique.
A visit to the Serrekunda
Batik Factory where you can observe how the locals
make tie and dye as well as batiks. Then there will
be an off road drive through local villages which can
be bumpy but also full of fun. During the drive you
will have a stop at the biggest tree in the forest where
actually they do all the bush school (elephant tree)
and in here they will brief you about the history, geography,
culture and tradition. There will be possibilities of
visiting a termite mound and also a local family compound
after which you will drive for a picnic on the beach
where you will have your lunch. Your final stop of the
day will be the village museum at Tanji and back to
Gambian Home Cooking:-
This is to give you the best
cooking lesson on local dishes so you are then able
to cook some of the local cuisine back in your country.
They take you to the local market, dressed in a traditional
Gambian outfits, and help you do shopping at the local
markets for the food items then take you home and give
you a guidelines to cook a proper Gambian meal, after
which you all sit like a family to eat your cooked Gambian
food and return you to your hotel.
This is also a day or half day trip where you visit
the tropical forest park, you will be welcome by a complimentary
coffee, then a boat trip or forest walk depending on
the tidal situation of the river.
Makasutu is an ecotourism destination and is located
about 40 minutes from the main hotel area of Kololi.
There will be a professional forest guide who will guide
and educate you about the ecosystem while on the 45
minutes boat trip and the forest walk. During this tour
in Makasutu you will spot baboons, different species
of birds and natural vegetation. You will also be able
to visit the fortune teller who does palm reading. And
finally you will visit a wine tapper who will give you
the opportunity to taste the palm juice and also will
be demonstrating how they climb palm trees to tap the
wine; you will be given the chance to try and climb
up the palm tree.
Gambia River Cruise:-
This is a perfect boat trip on the river, very relaxing
with a lot of fun, fishing swimming and sun bathing
at the top of the boat. You will have a welcoming coffee,
after which you can try your hand at a spot of river
fishing. For lunch there is a buffet on the boat. This
is a proper boat with all facilities like toilets and
everything for fishing. During the boat trip you will
see how oysters grow around the mangrove and if you're
luckily you will see some of the local women collecting
oysters and cockles.
Kunta Kinteh (Roots Tour) By Boat:-
This is also a day trip that kicks off from your hotel
direct to Banjul seaport to join the boat with other
people from different tour companies for a cruise to
First you will have a complimentary coffee or other
drink along with a sandwich on the start of the cruise.
There might be a chance of seeing dolphins swimming
along which is always an extra bonus of the trip that
make it so remarkable and unforgettable.
Upon your arrival at the Juffureh Village the guide
will take you on a conducted tour to visit first the
freedom pole, then to the national museum which comprises
all the activities that have transpired on James Island
then you walk in the village to visit the Kunta Kinteh
family compound and the craft markets. This is where
you will be told about the history of slave trade that
started around 1456 and abolished by Britain in 1807.
After that you will be back on the boat for lunch and
then visit to the island and back to Banjul seaport
where your transport will be waiting.
Kunta Kinteh (Roots Tour) By Land:-
This is an early start to catch up the ferry across
the river to Barra
then you will be driven for about an hour through local
villages like a safari to Juffureh where Kunta Kinteh
was born, upon your arrival at Juffureh you will have
a tour at the museum, village, Kunta Kinteh family and
also a boat trip to St. James island presently called
Kunta Kinteh island and lunch will be at the restaurant
and return to the ferry back to Banjul where our transport
will be waiting.
This is an afternoon trip that gives you a better view
of the Gambian sunset and also lots colourful birds
around the creek when itís cooler. You will have a first
stop at the nature reserve where you will have a forest
walk then to Lamin Lodge, which is a typical local restaurant
built on one of the creeks from the main river called
the Lamin Bolong, there you will visit the oyster factory,
have a 2 hour boat trip on the river and finally you
will have diner at a local restaurant and when finished
you will be taken back to your hotel.
Georgetown 2 Days:-
This is an overnight trip which give the chance to see
the real Gambia like local life, local villages, landscape
and also you can have the opportunity to do a boat trip
to baboon island where you may have the chance to see
chimpanzees, hippos, wild crocodiles, birds, baboons,
monkeys and so on. You will also visit the stone circles,
then drive to Georgetown where you will have a city
tour to visit the underground slave house, freedom tree,
old wooden house and the slave warehouse. The night
stop will be at a local camp where you will spend the
night on the island of Georgetown. The following day
after breakfast we will leave on the south bank with
interesting stops at various points then back to your
North Senegal 1 Day:-
This trip requires an early morning departure from your
accommodation and will drive you to Banjul to cross
on the ferry which is a very interesting spot to see
all the local people bringing all kinds of merchandise
on board. Then on arrival at Barra
which is also a trading post, you will have a drive
to the border where you will be checked in and out of
the two border posts by stamps on your passport. Then
drive to Fathala National Park to see the local wildlife.
This tour will take you a maximum of two hours and lunch
will be on your return to Barra and then with the boat
back to Banjul where the waiting transport will take
you back to your accommodation.
This is also a day trip that takes you to various sites
and local projects initiated by local women within the
country like visiting the horticultural crop garden
Sukuta and Banjulinding co-operative society. This gives
you a better insight as to how Gambian women work towards
being more self-sufficient and also about some of the
constrains like lack of fertilizer. Later in the day
we will drive for lunch and back to your hotel.
From the Senegambia Strip turn left on the first road
before the Kairaba Hotel and the firms is 50 metres
on you right side.