Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve

Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve

Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve
3.5
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This reserve contains about 295 species of birds.
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Ann G
Coventry91 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
A lovely little bird reserve, but let down by the plastic at the edge of the lagoons and elsewhere. There were some plastic containers with water in near the entrance where there were a lot of birds taking advantage of a cool dip, but again surely doesn’t take much to make some proper little ponds?
Written 18 February 2024
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Adam D
Liverpool, UK397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Organised by Gambia Tours, you can either kayak or be taken in a piroque (small boat) up the river Gambia seeing birds at many points along the way. A really relaxing way to spend a morning
Written 8 January 2024
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TomSSinger
London23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Couples
The trip around the mangrove was peaceful in an oared canoe with a quiet young man who was good a spotting birds
We then went for a walk around the island through the mangrove silt mud which sounds disgusting but was actually quite fun. Trip back more of the same.
The negatives - Gambia experience guide knew less about the local birds that me and the traffic from and to hotel was a nightmare - took c2 hours back and one and a half hour there despite a departure before dawn - totally ruined the experience for us - not helped by an inconsiderate party member who kept us waiting to collect her!
Written 17 January 2022
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lemonjess
Chesterfield, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
The sign from the road has fallen down and our driver hadn't heard of it before so it took a bit of asking around in Tanji before we found the place but once we did it was great. Reserve entry is 35D per person and then it's 300D an hour for a guide. Don't do this without a guide because unless you're already a bird expert, you won't find anything. Our guide was Moussa and he was excellent - clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about birds. He spotted the birds from far away and knew their names instantly. We easily saw a dozen+ types of birds, plus monkeys and ate some fresh baobab from the trees. The path is easy going to start with but then Moussa took us into the bush - wear sensible shoes and trousers if you can - and mosquito repellent! We went for an hour but you could easily go for longer. Moussa did say it would be better to go round in the early morning or evening where you would see more.
Only negative was that it was sad to see so much rubbish washed up on the beach as I'm sure that has a negative impact on the wildlife.
Taxi driver charged us 600D (we got a yellow taxi from the main street as they're more affordable). We then went on to Tanji fishing village and you could make a really nice excursion going to the museum or kayaking on the river too if you have time (we didn't).
Written 13 January 2022
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beachbummer75
Singapore, Singapore411 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
I guess it’s due to COVID but the signs were missing, front entrance was in disarray and boards were falling apart
Price was still at d35 per person. We took a walk unguided but there’s almost no birds. We ended up along the beach, walked up to the eco camp and back to the front.

Quiet nice walk in the forest but that’s it.
Written 31 March 2021
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nickbowkett
Stroud, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
My wife and visited the reserve recently, we are not birdwatchers but we both thought it was an amazing experience. We spent about two hours in the park with Park ranger and guide Lamin who had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the birds and surrounding reserve. We saw around 40 species in a relatively short space of time for a ridiculously small amount of money. A good tip is to get your taxi driver to pick you up at the opposite end of the park to where you started, you see a lot more as you don’t double back over similar ground. The terrain was easy and I gained the impression you could spend all day there if you were a keen birdwatcher. We saw Hornbills, sun birds, Bee Eaters, Six Ospreys, Caspian Terns etc etc
Written 27 January 2019
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Adventurer09_10
from Hertfordshire12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
With a minimal entry fee (D35 about £0.50), and well marked paths we enjoyed a peaceful wander after the hussle of Tanji fishing village. We saw green monkeys, a mongoose, many kites & hornbills, colourful finches(red & yellow), pretty butterfies and lots more in just 45mins. From the car park/entrance, follow the signs for the lagoon then the eco-tourism if you want to sit in shaded look outs with a cold beer or soda.
Taxi from Kololi was D900 for a 3hr trip after a bit of haggling.
Written 31 October 2018
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BrusselsWanderer
brussels4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
This national bird reserve is definitely worth a visit. The forest and variety of birds you will find is impressive. We visited the reserve recently in May and although the experience was overall good, it was unfortunate that the guide we were allocated was dishonest. We had initially asked for a tour that would not last more than 1,5 hrs, instead the guide took us on a hike that lasted 3 hours. We regularly told him that we needed to get back but he kept insisting we were only a few minutes from the end of the walk. In the end he led us to the motorway where our driver came to pick us up. He tried to charge us for the hours we'd walked. Initially he quoted us 700 dalasi, we thought that this would be the price the full tour but at the end of it he clarified that it was 700 dalasi per hour. We paid what we had on us - 1200 dalasi. Word of advice on entering the park make sure you specify with the guide their going rate, and clarify whether it is by the hour or for the full tour.
Written 27 May 2018
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Peter D
Southampton, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Family
We went for an hours walk here but we could have gone further if we chose (with children - 2 11 year olds and an 8 year old) an hour was enough, but on our own or with just our 11 year olds we would have likely gone further. The guide was brilliant and very well informed and the bird sitings were numerous. We also had sightings of both red columbus and green monkeys (which felt much more exciting than in the Bijilu monkey park), as these monkeys were shy and hid from us unlike the over fed ones in Biljilu.
Written 18 April 2018
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GreatFind_Cotswolds
Cirencester, UK336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018 • Couples
We walked up the beach and saw this. Lush green, and loos well kept.n the Gambia there are birds everywhere, but it's nice to have areas designed to highlight the fact.
Written 5 March 2018
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