Welcome !

Looking for a photo hide for bird photography in Gambia ?
Then you have found one !!

Burama Keita and  Dembo Sonko  are birdwatching guides of the Gambia. Together with the support of a Belgian friend, they have initiated a bird photography hide project.

The first hide was build near Bamakuno Forest in Sanghanya and has just recently been finished (december 2018). It is about one hour driving from the coast.

Although the hide is new, it attracted already a lot of common and uncommon or rare bird species, like red- and green-winged pytilia, black-faced firefinch, white-breasted cuckooshrike, white-shouldered black-tit, lead-coloured flycatcherdn, sulphur-breasted bush-shrike, dark-chanting goshawk etc… As the hide is new, the species list is far from complete, and new species turn up almost daily.

As water is scarce from December to June, birds are eagerly visiting sites where water is available.

Someone in the village is made responsable for the water supply and ticketing.

If you want to visit the hide, please use the contact form. Further detais will be provided.

Pricing and booking

The hide at Bamakuno Forest (close to the village Bulock) is large enough for 6 or 7 people. Price is €30 for the first person. €10 is charged for each additional person.
The hide at Tendaba can be rented for €25 for one person, €40 for 2 people, €60 for 3 people and €75 voor 4 people.

If the hide is not used by photographers, it can be visited for birdwatching as well, accompagnied by Burama or Dembo. A fee of €5 per person will be charged, in addition to the guiding fee.

Please use the contact form to check the availability of the hide.

Location

There are currently two bird photography hides.  The first hide, which has been build in december 2018, is located at Bamakuno Forest close to the village Bulock (or Bulok). It is about one hour driving from the coast. A second hide, which was build in november 2019, is located near …

Contact us

Feel free to contact us to check the availability of the hide, make a booking or request more information.
We will help where we can.

You can also contact Burama (+2203296385) or Dembo (+2209906023) by telephone, text (sms) or whatsapp.

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Species list

As water is scarce in The Gambia, especially during the dry season (December to June), many species visit it for drinking. On the very first day water was made available, birds turned op. Common, uncommon and even rarer species already turned opt. The species list is far from complete, and …