Gambia Holiday Guides
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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 Trip By Boat

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

After collecting you from your hotel we drive to the Port of Banjul in the Capital City of The Gambia and catch the same boat that all the major tours operators in The Gambia use.

The River Gambia is the main artery that runs through the entire length of the country, and is navigable throughout the year by smaller vessels up to 300 kilometres.

Large ocean-going vessels can travel upstream as far as Kuntaur, about 190 kilometres from Banjul.

We take a 3 hour cruise along the River Gambia, passing Dog Island and we will take lunch on board the boat.

At the village of “Juffureh”/”Albreda” we will visit the historic slave museum. Then we join a local boat for the trip to “Fort James Island”. where the slaves spent their last night in Gambia before being transported to Goree in north Senegal on the journey of no return.

We will then take a leisurely cruise back to Banjul Sea Port with the chance of spotting dolphins on the way.

By 6pm we will drive you back to your hotel.

Gambia Holiday Guide

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 ldeep sea and sports fishing expeditions off the coast of Gambia, creek fishing trips on the River Gambia for individuals, parties or groups