Upon arrival at Makasutu you will have the chance for a tea or coffee or some other form of refreshment. A walk to the wildlife museum then follows where a small talk will be given on the work this particular museum is trying to do for the wildlife of the Gambia. During your day there are many different activities on offer- river trips on traditional "dug out" canoes, guided walks through the forest, bird watching and animal observation.
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. This is very relaxing and has some wonderful views of the region. 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 some of the animals mentioned above.
A drive back to base camp then follows where lunch will be waiting for you. Lunch consists of some of the best African dishes in this region, including Benechin, Domada and Yassa. While you enjoy your food you can watch traditional dancers and drum troupes perform on the natural stage, under the shade of the majestic Baobab tree. While at base camp there is also the opportunity to participate in or just observe pottery, African cooking, furniture making, carving and dancing and drumming. The end of a wonderful day. This is a really experience that will carry you home, and that will be remembered for many years to come (or until your next visit)!
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