Sunset Beach Hotel
Travel Blogs from Kotu
... Tawny Eagle
Western Grey Plantain Eater
... Babbler, Sub-Alpine Warbler, Zitting Cisticola, Yellow-Billed Shrike, Long-Tailed Glossy Starling, House Sparrow, Grey-Headed Sparrow, Village Weaver, Yellow-Backed Weaver, Bronze Manakin, Piapiac, Senegal Coucal, Hamerkop, Ringed Plover, Collared Dove, Pearl Spotted Owlet, Blue Crested Kingfisher, Malachite Kingfisher, Broad Billed Roller, African Grey Hornbill, African Pied Hornbill, Yellow Fronted Tinkerbird, Bearded Barbet, Grey Woodpecker, Chiffchaff, Northern Black Flycatcher ...
... the week. Check-in was quick and we dumped our bags before returning to the front of the hotel to meet JJ who was waiting for us.
In half and hour we arranged our schedule for the week:
5 full days and Friday being left free to be decided later on in the week. So, our birding itinerary looked like this:
Sunday - Kotu
Monday - Tujering, Tanji and Brufut ...
... effective and profitable like it has been sold then the majority of these communities would be embarking on it as an alternative livelihood to supplement income – unless it is a popular activity conducted by hosts rather than refugees? Something to investigate further I think.....
We then went on to Mandinaba where we observed a model horticultural farmer. Mandinaba has key transport links to Brikama, Western Region and the Senegalese border so it is fair to ...
... to do a bit of sight seeing and our first stop was the beach. Compared to the beaches of Sri Lanka and Thailand it came a very poor third but at least it had palm trees and the occasional crocodile. A small one lurked in a tiny lake adjacent to the beach.
Bumsters are synonymous with Gambia. They are young Gambian men who offer their services to any tourist who happens to wander by. There are hundreds of them and they mainly hang around hotels and beaches. Our ...