Vakantie Gambia: bezienswaardigheden en excursies

Gambia excursies

Gambia excursies

Jeroen en Elle de Haas

Dear Simon,

First of all, thank you again for everything you have done for us! We had a great time with you as our guide!

We booked severall tours by Simon and each one of them where perfectley arranged. He was always on time and could tell us so many things about the trip we're going to make, but also about his country.

We went to Makasutu, The Roots and James Island by boat, Romantic sunset cruise and The real Gambian experience. Read the text who wrote Harry and Juliette, we've been there with them. We can't explain better than they did!

Simon, I hope you can do this job for so many more years. You do it very well! Say hi to Yuba from us. And when we come back to the Gambia, we'll find you again! Thanks again for everything!

Jeroen and Elle

Harry Breukelaar en Juliette van Laar

Dear Simon,

Thank you again for a wonderful and very well planned trip to Georgetown. We enjoyed your company and learned a lot from you about The Gambia and its people.

We made a two day trip with another Dutch couple to Georgetown, about 300 km from Serekunda. The car was a robust 4x4 Mitsubishi, and Yuba was our great driver. The road is brand new and comfortable, except for a 10 km stretch they are still working on. We took the ferry from the south to the north bank near Farafenni, which is the main connection between the north and south of Senegal and a real African experience. In the afternoon we visited the Wasu stone circles and made a 2-3 hour boat trip on the river Gambia, spotting many chimps and a rare hippo. At sunset (so beautiful!) we disembarked and arrived at Janjanbureh camp at dark for the night. Great place to stay, with oil lamps and candles instead of electricity, dinner at the riverside, and after dinner dancing around a campfire.

Next day breakfast with monkeys begging for food near the tables. Ferry to Georgetown and a walk through town. As we were to visit some villages on our way back to the west, we did some shopping following Simon's trustworthy advice: rice, sugar, candles, matches, soap etc. In the afternoon, delivering the goods in remote villages, we were met with great hospitality and thankfulness, although some of the small children were afraid of our pale appearance. The two women in our little group held a lot of baby's, and shed some tears when we were returning home. Two hours later than planned, which Simon generously added to our tour.

To all of us this was a great and emotional experience we wouldn't want have missed during our holidays in The Gambia, and will never forget.

Simon, you are a perfect guide, who knows a lot about many aspects of The Gambia, and who had everything very well planned.
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