Two Nights Tour Jerreh Camp – Jangjang Burreh from 4 to 8 pax
- 3 days s
- Maximum Allowed Per Booking: 8
3 days s
Day 1 - Juffureh - Albreda - Kinteh clan - Jerreh camp
You depart by 07.00. Am to drive to Banjul where you will catch the Banjul Barra ferry to the North bank. After approx. 1 hour on the ferry, you will reach Barra where you will join our vehicle.
You will drive through villages in a bumpy road, African way, for approx. 1 hour, before reaching Juffureh and Albreda. In the north bank region of the river Gambia.
Here you visit the freedom flag pole and also visit a slave museum. Albreda used to be a French trading post during the slavery era.
You then come to the main highlight of the Roots trip, the visit of the Kinteh clan.
Following the walk, you join a pirogue to proceed for a 2-mile cruise to Kuntah Kinteh Island (former James Island). This is an Island, which used to play a vital role during the slave trade. The most characteristic thing is the dungeon remaining on the Island, out of 14, which were washed away by the erosion or the gunpowder explosion, which occurred in the mid eighteen century. Those dungeons were used to punish slaves who used to rebel against the slave masters; hands and legs chained, and served one meal a day in order to weaken them.
After the sights and information on this other historical landmark in The Gambia, you cruise back to the village for lunch in a local Restaurant. Then few minutes of driving takes us to Jerreh camp situated in the dense forest of Niumi, in the north bank region of the mouth of River Gambia. Upon arrival at the camp, we will be welcomed with local juice before dinner.
Relax and dinner to Jerreh Camp.
Day 2 - Farafenni - Wassu Stone - Kuntaur
Next day morning, after breakfast, start driving to Georgetown ( Jangjang Burreh) Along the way a stop is made at Farafenni market. Farrafenni is situated on the trans Gambia highway which spits Gambia and Senegal. A lot of trading passes thorough this town going from the north to the south of Senegal. Along the way you pass a few villages where the views and sightseeing can be quite spectacular and unique. A stop is made at the Wassu Stone circles where we explain the nature of the stone circles, their history and how they came to exist. It is believed that these circles were discovered in around 100 BC and discoveries date back up until 750 AD !
From here we head to Kuntaur for a 4 hours boat trip along the river Gambia. Enjoy your lunch while sailing along the mangroves swamps with chance to see hippos, monkeys, crocodiles…
Then, arrive to Jang Jang Burreh Camp for overnight. Jang Jang Burreh Camp is a typical traditional camp, built in African huts style, surroundings by a magnific vegetation, illuminated by, located on the Banks of McCarthy Island. After, relax, dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Day 3 - Jang Jang Burreh = Georgetown
The next day, after breakfast, we leave the camp for a stop to visit the village of Georgetown, locally called Jang Jang Burreh.
Jang Jang Burreh (Georgetown) is the name given to the island by a brother and sister who discovered it. Jang Jang Burreh is also the administrative headquarters for the Central River Region, which also has the office and residence of the Commissioner. Jang Jang Burreh also has a slave building, which is now converted, into a warehouse. This building was converted after slavery was abolished in 1807.
On the way back, a stop will be done at Tendaba Camp for lunch before driving back by the South Bank for your return journey to Banjul and your respective hotels.
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