Trips and Outings

Why Book Your Tours With Us?

  • Why pay the same and be one of 10 – 20 tourists when you can have a personal experience in your own 4×4 rather than a sweaty bus or bumpy jeep for the same price?
  • Do you get champagne and little treats on the way with other guided tours as part of the package?
  • Do you actually get to experience the real Gambia when you are part of a well-rehearsed package tour?
  • Why take risks with local tour guides who may not be insured and may not have your best interests at heart?
  • Why not use Neneh, one of only two qualified female tour guides in The Gambia to make sure that you are safe and looked after in an air conditioned 4×4 and you are the only two on the tour – we don’t do mass produced!

Meet Neneh our Tour Guide.

Neneh is one of only two qualified female Gambian guides in The Gambia and she is working with Picca Laa to provide a female friendly guide service – a brave move in a male dominated business.

This means that women travelling alone or with friends can have all the benefits of a knowledgeable guide with the security of that female touch.

Here is an opportunity to explore The Gambia and help provide Neneh, a single mum, with an income to support her family, never easy in the Gambia


Collect from hotel 10.00h in 4×4.  Local female guide Neneh will look after you.

  • Introduction to Picca Laa and Tanji village – champagne and nibbles
  • Walk around Tanji market – you choose it – we cook it
  • Visit to Tanji museum (while lunch is being prepared)
  • Return for lunch Picca Laa. Coffees and cognac to round off
  • Tanji fish market when boats return
  • Drinks at beach bar

Return hotel 17.00

Why not extend the experience to an overnight stay at Picca Laa a local Eco Lodge in Tanji village with electricity and riverside location – experience the sounds of Africa for an extra £25 per head including evening meal and breakfast by the river.

• Pick up from hotel 06.30 in 4×4 by local female guide Neneh.
• Coffee and cognac dawn call
• Watch the birds by the river. Over 80 species have been recorded here in a 2-week period so bring your binoculars!
• Enjoy a fresh cooked breakfast or buffet options
• Escorted bird safari to Tanji Bird Reserve just along the road – see how many you can spot – alternatively just enjoy the nature at Picca Laa and relax!
• Return to hotel 12.30

• Why not extend the experience to an overnight stay at Picca Laa a local Eco Lodge in Tanji village with electricity and riverside location – experience the sounds of Africa for an extra £30 per head including lunch, evening meal and breakfast by the river before returning to your hotel?

• Pick up from hotel 10.00 in 4×4 by local female guide Neneh.
• Escorted trip to Tanji Market – you choose, we pay and we all cook with the help of the Picca Laa resident cook
• Lazy lunch with champagne/Prosecco
• Visit to local beach bar by 4×4
• Return to hotel 16.00

Why not extend the experience to an overnight stay at Picca Laa a local Eco Lodge in Tanji village with electricity and riverside location – experience the sounds of Africa for an extra £25 per head including evening meal and breakfast by the river?

Enjoy some of the best beaches and bars along the Gambian coast  £150 per couple

• Pick up from hotel 10.00 in 4×4 by local female guide Neneh.
• Visit (what is the bar Helen took us to down that steep road)?
• Transfer by 4×4 to Sanyang a little way down the coast. This will be our lunch stop on us off with prosecco included.
• If time permits then a visit to a real local beach bar by Tanji and right on the beach – a well-kept secret! Relax by the beach and enjoy a beer or soft drink. More energetic – fantastic bay for those who have the energy for a jog. Get some sand in your trainers on a nice beach run.
• Return to hotel 17.00
Why not extend the experience to an overnight stay at Picca Laa a local Eco Lodge in Tanji village with electricity and riverside location – experience the sounds of Africa for an extra £25 per head including evening meal and breakfast by the river?

Why not take a short Safari and see more of The Gambia?

Excursions with local guides can be arranged from 1-3 days exploring local villages or up country to visit Basse, Georgetown or even neighbouring Senegal. Local transport can be arranged either 4×4 or minibus depending on the trip and size of party.

Email for dates and prices

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Want to find out more about life in The Gambia?

What about a chance to visit the bustling Serrakunda market where you can buy local ingredients used to make the flavoursome local specialities like Benechin, Domada or Yassa?

If you love fish you will love Tanji! Visit the local fish market, choose your fish and take it with you for the freshest, tastiest barbecue you can imagine

Why not take an accompanied trip, buy the local ingredients  and learn to prepare the local foods with the help of the local villagers.  Visit a local compound and share green tea while the food cooks over a charcoal fire?

Watch the News page for some local recipes to tempt your palette!

“A real cultural experience and an opportunity to meet the real Gambia.” – Harold, Netherlands
“Fantastic location. So friendly and helpful.” – Steve and Liz, Barnsley, UK

Like to Walk on the Wild Side and enjoy the birds and wildlife of The Gambia?

bird spotting begins with breakfast as the tranquil site encourages many of the native species to come drink and display right by you breakfast table

Guided walks and mini tours can be arranged with the best local guides which means that you will have the chance to see some of the more unusual birds in a selection of settings.

1-3 day Bird Safaris can be organised for you and your party.

Email for details

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