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Old Tuesday 10th September 2019, 12:34   #1
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Hi all

We are hoping to do a week birding in Gambia this winter. Does anyone have any recent recommendations for guides (with transport) please?

Is there anyone we should avoid? (You can message me if you would rather not put that in an open forum).

A lot of the Gambian guides websites don't seem to have been updated for years!

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Old Wednesday 18th September 2019, 21:34   #2
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A difficult subject, there are a few good ones, a few half-decent ones many duffers and a few out-right crooks.

I can recommend guides who work with us at Kartong Bird Observatory:

Ranked alphabetically:

Musa Jatta https://turacobirding.org

Tijan Kanti: [email protected] (this is the correct email spelling)

Kebba Sosseh http://birdseekerstours.com

Whoever you get, stipulate that payment will only be made at the time of the visit and it will only be made if the guide you booked leads you. Often guides who are busy will double and triple book and pass the least lucrative groups onto their side-kicks/relatives/apprentices. Proceed with caution.
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Old Saturday 12th October 2019, 10:56   #3
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I have used Modou Colley on numerous occasions over the last few years and Modou has always been reliable and honest as well as a great birder and excellent company, I can highly recommend him.

Follow this link to his website, http://bestgambianbirdguide.blogspot.com

Modou can also be found on facebook.....Professional Bird Guide in The Gambia, modoucolleybirdguide
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