Gambia Tour Operators
Arch Tours in Gambia: 00 220 9906890

Arch Tours: Number 1 in Gambia, Number 1 in Africa

Gambia Holiday Hotels

  • Ngala Lodge
  • Coconut Residence
  • Kololi Beach Club
  • The Kairaba Hotel
  • Hotel SeneGambia
  • Hotel Kombo Beach
  • Palma Rima Hotel
  • Badala Park Hotel
  • Bungalow Beach Hotel
  • Bakotu Hotel
  • Fransisco's
  • African Village Hotel
  • Sunwing Hotel
  • Cape Point Hotel
  • Atlantic Hotel
  • Bakau Guest House
  • Romana Hotel
  • Atlantic Guest House
  • Fajara Guest House
  • Malawi Guest House
  • Green Line Motel
  • Bantaba Hotel
  • Kantora Hotel

'Roots' Trips & Tours


According to Alex Haley's novel Roots, the Gambia River provided one of the clues that helped him trace his American family through the history of slavery back to Africa

We offer an exciting alternative to the standard Gambia holiday hotel and beach package and the Roots tours organised by Arch will show the origins, history and remnants of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in The Gambia, Senegal and the surrounding West African region.

Roots, Kunta Kinteh & Slavery in The Gambia

The 'Roots Heritage Trail' is a popular excursion, inspired by the historic epic, based on the classic novel of the tragedy of the slave trade and triumph of freedom, a full circle, inspired by Alex Haley’s bestseller and movie “Roots” describing his ancestor, Kunta Kinteh, capture and journey to America as a slave some 200 years ago . 

Roots by Land: Holiday Tours & Trips in The Gambia

The 'Roots by Land' trip lasts from 8am – 6pm

Cross the busy ferry with the local to “Barra”, the first town in the North Bank of the country.

This is the only means of connecting to the Northern part of the country and also links the country to the North of Senegal. This is an experience not to be missed. The ferry crossing gives you an insight into river traffic in the Country.

Join your jeeps and drive on to “Jufureh”/”Albreda”. Visit the historic slave museum before joining a boat trip to “James Island”, the place where most of the slaves transported from the Gambia were kept for a fourth night, before being transported to Goree in north Senegal on a journey of no return,

Come back and visit the 7th generation of “Kunta Kinteh”.lunch and a drive back at 15:00 hrs to the ferry terminal. These 200 years old history is something you must not miss having the opportunity to visit the Gambia.

Roots by River: Holiday Tours & Trips in The Gambia

The 'Roots by River' trip lasts from 8am – 6pm

Pickup from the entrance of your respective hotels. Drive to Banjul Sea port the (Capital City of The Gambia) and onboard a boat that all major tours operators in The Gambia use.

The a 3 hours cruise along the Rive Gambia, past Dog Island and lunch on board the boat. A visit to Albreda – Jufureh, which are the two most historical towns in The Gambia as far as history of The Gambia, is concerned with the coming of European presence in Africa.

A visit to Fort James Island, which changed hands from Portuguese, The Dutch and then finally, The English. A 200 hundred years of history that gives you a proper insight of what happened in those days.

A cruise back to Banjul Sea port and the chances of spotting Dolphins a possibility.

Our reputation with visiting holiday and tour operators is unsurpassed and we have instigated a programe of 'eco tour operator best practice' which is mirrored and respected throughout The Gambia.

Holidays in The Gambia

Map of Gambia
Gambia Travel & Tourism: Gambia is a world class tropical paradise & luxury tourist resort with five star holiday hotels, great night life, fantastic beaches, water sports, sports fishing, golf, etc
Gambia Tour Operators
Gambia Tour Operators: Arch Tours are Gambian owned & managed ground tour operators offering ethical site seeing tours, tourist trips, safaris, visits & excursions in The Gambia & Senegal.
Gambia River Excursions, Trips,  Cruises- Ste Seeing Tours,Tourist Boat Trips, Safaris
Gambia River Trips & Cruises: River excursions to James Island, Juffureh by river, Dolphin spotting tours, explore the Mangrove swamps of the River Gambia or travel up river to the Stone Circles
Gambia Holiday Guide - Things to see and do on holiday in Gambia
Gambia Holiday Guides: We bring the holiday maker or tourist in direct contact with the local Gambian people to experience their culture and sample their friendliness and hospitality
Ethical holidays, historical, cultural travel, tourist excursions in Gambia, West Africa
Eco Trips, Tours & Excursions: Eco tourism day trips, eco holiday tours, special interest ethical holidays, historical & cultural travel & tourist excursions in Gambia, Senegal and West Africa
Game reserves, bird watching, wildlife and  bush safaris in Gambia
Wildlife & Bird Watching Safari: We can arange local bird watching, wildlife & bush safaris to see crocodiles, monkeys, baboons, visit the game reserves at Abuko in Gambia or Senegal
Sea and River Fishing Holidays in Gambia
Sea & River Fishing Holidays:We arange deep sea and sports fishing expeditions off the coast of Gambia, creek fishing trips on the River Gambia for individuals, parties or groups

Tourism Advice & Support

If you want travel to the Gambia and if you want to use Arch Tours or discuss any tourism or holiday development issues please contactt me directl, I check my emails everyday and I will reply to you as soon as possible to work out a detailed schedule, your wishes will be of course be taken into account and arrange a meeting place in the Gambia.

I want to take this opportunity on behalf of the Gambian people to thank you for choosing the Gambia as your holiday destination and to assure you that any assignment given to me will be carried out professionally to the best of my ability.

Once more I wish you a safe and smooth flight to the Gambia. No better way to see the Gambia than with a Real Gambian.

Abdul Raman Conteh CE0
Arch Tours
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