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BIRD WATCHING

BIRD WATCHING IN THE GAMBIA

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A mixture of a good tourist infrastructure, communication and well-informed travel guides make The Gambia a prime bird watching destination in West Africa. The attractiveness of the Gambia ‘s coastal strip at Kololi where Balafon is situated, is that it is simply jam-packed with birds!

At the start of the holiday season, when the Wet Season finishes and the rains stop falling in The Gambia, the vegetation is lush and green and you will find many species of resident Gambian birds still boasting their spectacular summer plumage. Not only will you find a wide variety of resident African bird species here,The Gambia also provides winter ‘accommodation’ for many Afro-palearctic migrating species travelling to and from Europe.

We are fortunate at Balafon to have our own exclusive creek and mangrove. Book into one of these unique rooms and you can experience the luxury of bird watching from your own private terrace or swim-up pool! The brackish mixture of river and sea waters alongside the air-breathing mangrove roots ensure an abundance of insect and marine life which in turn become the perfect lure for hungry birds. Choose one of these rooms to indulge in your hobby and you will not be disappointed.

Beautiful sunbird female

Photo credit: Frieda Jansen

Little bee eaters

Photo credit: Frieda Jansen

Blue bellied roller

Photo credit: Frieda Jansen

Rose ringed parakeet

Photo credit: Frieda Jansen

Black headed weaverbird

Photo credit: Frieda Jansen

Pied kingfisher

Photo credit: Frieda Jansen

Blue breasted kingfisher

Photo credit: Frieda Jansen

Yellow crowned gonolek

Photo credit: Frieda Jansen

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