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PARACHUTE JUMP IN TANDEM

- 15 minutes briefing to be ready for the big jump. - 15 minute climb plane glued to your monitor in a tandem parachute. - Diving in the sky: a giant free fall at 200 km / h - indescribable sensations! - 1500 meters, parachute opening, the silence of the air ... About 5 to 12 minutes of flight parachute opened.
- Tandem Instructors certified by the Belgian Federation of Parachuting. - Parachute equipped with a
"Automatic Activation Device (AAD)" that will fire the reserve parachute if the Instructor passes the activation altitude at free fall speeds. Repacking of the parachute by qualified specialists. Web Link tandem parachute jump.
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DISCOVERY PARACHUTE JUMP

Discovery of skydiving solo in a single jump flanked by two qualified instructors - >> Video of your jump, debriefing and video included.
Three hours of ground training: learning to communicate with instructors in free fall, the free fall position and steering the parachute.
A climb of 15 minutes up to 4000 meters on average, and than is the big jump framed by your two monitors who watch and stabilize you. One minute of fantastic free fall sensations supervised by your instructors who correct your flight by signs - Smile, fly ...! At 1500 meters, opening of the parachute by you and / or your monitor - You are now under canopy guided by radio to the ground.
Debriefing video of your jump (which will be copied for you on request) – Do you want to go back ...?
- Instructors certified by the Belgian Federation of Parachuting. - Parachutes equipped with a
"Automatic Activation Device (AAD)" that will fire the reserve parachute if the student passes the activation altitude at free fall speeds. - Repacking of the parachute by qualified specialists. Web link Discovery parachute jump.

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SKYDIVING COURSE: A.F.F. (Accelerated Free Fall method)

We offer for candidates wishing to become skydiver occasional or regular, the most modern and safest way to become skydiver "solo": the so-called AFF (Accelerated Free Fall method).
The student leaves the plane from the first jump to nearly a minute of free fall, accompanied first by two instructors (level 1-3) and subsequently by a single instructor (level 4-7). The AFF Instructors, who received a very special qualification may, at any time, intervene to correct the position of free fall and secure the student by opening the parachute if necessary. AFF progression has been designed for maximum educational and methodical.
The seven levels involved in the method can be assimilated in 7 jumps, after which the student receives a qualification for jumping alone. - Instructors certified by the Belgian Federation of Parachuting. - Parachutes equipped with a
"Automatic Activation Device (AAD)" that will fire the reserve parachute if the student passes the activation altitude at free fall speeds. - Repacking of the parachute by qualified specialists.
Web link “AFF method”.
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LAZY DAY CRUISE

This is an exclusive and quality day on a 60ft modern Gambian styled pirogue. Departing from your hotel we head towards Banjul, where you will join your boat. Departing from Oyster Creek we travel up the main estuary to the River Gambia taking in the tributaries as we sail. The invaluable experience of the Captain always ensures the calmest possible waters, whilst being served with morning coffee and champagne. This very scenic route will enable you to take in some of the many species of bird and river life whilst soaking up the calm and relaxing atmosphere that this cruise offers. For the keen bird-spotter binoculars and bird books are readily available. Lunch will be a ‘Buffet’ of superb standard and quality. Clients will have the opportunity of swimming, sunbathing or fishing during the afternoon period before cruising back to our point embarkation. The trip ends around 1700hrs

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MAKASUTU FOREST & SOUTH GAMBIA

After pick up from your hotel, forty minutes of driving takesus to Makasutu which is a palm forest situated on the banks of a beautiful meandering tributary of the River Gambia (Madina Bolon), encompassing many different ecosystems including dense forest, savanna and mangrove regions. The forest is home to hundreds of varieties of birds, 3 species of monkeys, monitor lizards, pygmy deer, man goose to name but a few-and if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of migrating baboons, that make the forest their home for a number of months each year. Upon arrival at Makasutu, you will be welcomed with Coffee or tea and other form of refreshments. The visit of makasutu gives an opportunity of a Forest walk, visit of the fortune teller, observing the palm wine tapper in demonstrations on climbing the palm tree with a rob and a trip down the river on “dug out” canoes while drifting down the waters seeing wildlife, fishermen and women collecting oysters from the mangrove. From there we drive to the south of Gambia to Paradise Beach at Sanyang for lunch at the Gambia Tours hut. You will have a chance to relax by the beach, soak up some of the Gambian Sun and have a swim in the ocean. The atmosphere on this beach is nice as it is both quiet and hassle free. From here we take a drive to visit the Tanje Village Museum. The Tanje Village museum is a unique place where the natural history and traditional culture of The Gambia is presented in an interesting and accessible way to tourists, Gambians, local inhabitants and school groups. After leaving the museum we head to Tanje fishing village. Here you get a chance to see the local people gathering their day’s catch and there is also a small market place where goods are bought and sold. The scenery here is quite beautiful with beaches and the fishing village combined. From here we drive back to our hotel. The trip ends around 1800hrs.

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CITY TOUR

After pick up from hotel, our first stop brings us to the fishing village of Bakau. We stop by the busiest harbor in this town where you can see fishermen in action offloading the fish from the boats and the women gathering and cleaning the catch of the day. The variety of fish caught always differs from day to day and it is a way of living in West Africa as some fish are to be sold and others are caught to feed the families of the fishermen. From Here we move onto visit Serrekunda, which is the largest town in the country. Upon arrival at Serrekunda you visit the tie and dye batik factory owned by a Gambian lady called MUSU KEBBA DRAMMEH who has been in this job for over 30 years. Here we witness a display of the production of the batik. An hour is given to everyone to look around if shopping is needed. Prices here are very reasonable and prices can be negotiated if buying a couple of items. We head towards the capital Banjul, where the guide explains the history of the surrounding area and the city. The first stop in Banjul is the National Museum. Your stop here is for about 45 minutes so lots of information on the culture, traditions, customs and history of our great capital can be taken in. Proceeding into the capital we stop at St. Albert’s Market, which is a daily market that has clothes, crafts, food and many other African souvenirs that can be bought at very reasonable prices. Lunch is then served at the New Bacchus Restaurant where you will find some of the best African dishes served buffet style! Enjoy while you are facing the beach. Our last stop is at Arch 22. This Arch was erected in honor of the July 22nd Revolution. The 37m high Arch is spectacular and a view of the whole city can be seen and its daily activities. Refreshment is served at the Arch before joining your vehicle for your return journey to your respective hotel. Trip ends around 1500hrs.

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SENEGAL FATHALA

The Fathala Game Park is located 12 kms of the north of The Gambian / Senegalese boarder in Senegal.
You will be picked up early morning from your hotel to drive to Banjul, the Capital City where we join the ferry to cross on the river Gambia to Barra on the North Bank region of the river. On the ferry you will experience the hustle and bustle with the local people. After approximately one hour cruising on The River Gambia, we reach Barra Point to continue driving by road through numerous villages before reaching Amdalaye/Karang –Gambian/Senegalese Borders for passport formalities. From there we enter Senegal to drive for approx. 30 minutes to reach the Fathala Park. In Fathala, a 4 x 4 ex- army truck will drive us for 2 hours safari in the park.  In the reserve, you can enjoy the natural environment of the bush and, get the chance to spot animals as zebras, rhinoceros, giraffes, monkeys…

After that, you will enjoy a nice packed picnic lunch and drink before departing back to the boarder to catch the ferry to back to Banjul.

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KACHIKALLY CROCODILE POOL

The Sacred Crocodile Pool in Bakau Kachikally over the years become a tourist attraction for visitors to the Gambia with its approximately 100 residents fangs. Some people believe that the pool has supernatural powers of healing and especially swimming with water can help fertilité.Il are dozens of these sacred pools of the Gambia (some without hooks) but it is closer to the tourist strip of the Atlantic. The site was discovered by a palm wine tapper, a clan member Bojang, 100 years ago. Residents crocodilian water have become so familiar that they allow visitors to pet them, and seem to prefer fish to red meat. Infertile women travel far both inside and outside the Gambia to visit the site where they are washed with sacred water of the pool by specially trained women of the Bojang clan. After the ritual washing of women receive some water in a bottle to apply to certain parts of the body before going to bed and first thing in the morning. In return, people washed the pool are supposed to make a small donation, a piece of cloth and kola nuts - half of which is shared between the elderly and the other half of what is thrown in the pool to appease the crocodiles. Once the ritual is performed, it is not supposed to shake hands with someone Bakau. Bojang clan members is forbidden to use the pool for financial gains lest it loses its sacred character. There are two other pools in Popular Folonko Kartong Village and 4 km Berending Bolong Barra. Achikally Sacred Crocodile Pool K is one of the most important tourist attractions in The Gambia. There are more than 80 crocodiles in and around the pool which was founded 500 years ago by the Bojang clan. The pool is said to help infertile women and provide opportunities for individuals. Crocodilian residents pool have become so familiar that they allow visitors to pet them, and seem to prefer fish to red meat. There is also a museum shop, a snack bar as well as a 6-hectare mini-forest that has a nature trail and home to many species of tropical birds, mammals and reptiles locaux.Bakau is just Kachikally 10 minutes from the golden beaches of Cape Point and just 5 minutes walk from the market Bakau Craft tourism.
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BIJILO FOREST PARK





C'est une réserve de forêt tropicale, dont les résidents sont principalement les singes verts, qui est situé sur la plage juste à côté de Kololi. C'est un endroit idéal pour les éco-touristes et les ornithologues amateurs séjournant dans les alentours de l'hôtel Kairaba & de l'hôtel Senegambia car il est à seulement 10 minutes à pied. Le parc naturel est une ancienne forêt qui couvre une superficie de 126 hectares et a été ouvert aux touristes et au public en 1991. Un sentier serpente à travers la forêt luxuriante, savane arbustive et arborescente dunes de sable. Faune: Bijilo Forest est l'hôte de plus de 133 espèces d'oiseaux comme le faucon jougris, Calao, Prinia et divers types de guêpiers. Il y a également 4 espèces de primates qui vivent dans le parc qui sont le singe patas, le singe verts, colobes rouges et les galagos.Flora: Parmi la flore il y a des lis, orchidées sauvages, vignes, de magnifiques arbres fromagers, des palmiers et des arbres baobab. Itinéraire d'accès: Pour se rendre à Bijilo Forest soit marcher directement à partir de la plage Sénégambie ou utiliser la route intérieure.

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THE SPA

For the first time in the Gambia,
COCO OCEAN RESORT & SPA was delighted and proud to introduce "The Spa". The 1800sq metre, adult-only Spa facility is an integral part of the property with 9 ocean view treatment rooms, providing a full range of treatments on offer by specialist therapists from around the world including Thalasso pool, hamam, sauna, ice plunge pool, pedicures, manicures, facial and beauty treatments, as well as a gym and exercise classes. Again, the exciting use of color and light which is evident throughout the property create an atmosphere perfect for relaxation and enjoyment with a central relaxation area surrounding the Spa pool. Clients arriving before the end of October 2012 receive a complimentary foot massage treatment during their stay, from November onwards Gambia Experience guests receive a 10% discount on all treatments.
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THE FADJARA GOLF CLUB

The club's Golf Course section is an 18 hole par 69 golf course which is unusually placed next to the beach and its greens are more a lighter shade of brown during the dry season. It measures approximately 4,700 meters and tournaments are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Tourists visitors are welcome to play for a fee.

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TANJE VILLAGE MUSEUM

The museum is the first private museum in The Gambia and we are presenting the ethnographic and natural history of the country. The museum was founded in 1997 and we believe it is our mission to preserve the real Gambian culture, which is rapidly dying due to western influences. We try to present the entire country in our museum. To do so you will walk around in different galleries where you will learn about the fish and birds living in The Gambia, the reptiles living here, how we make traditional insect repellents, what our local drinks are, on which instruments we make our music and which wildlife you can find in The Gambia. All subjects cover the five, major, ethnic groups of the country.
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ABUKO NATURE RESERVE

Abuko National Park is a nature reserve in the Gambia lying south of the town of Abuko. It is a popular tourist attraction and was the country's first designated wildlife reserve. Walk through the tropical forest of the Abuko Nature Reserve, which is within easy reach of the main resort areas and has crocodiles, monkeys, forest antelope, reptiles and over 300 bird species. It is best early in the morning. Upriver from Banjul, explore Gambian colonial history by visiting the exhibition of the slave trade at Albreda and Jufureh - twin villages that were made famous by Alex Haley's novel Roots - then cross to James Island, mid-river, to see its ruined fort.


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FISHING

Spend a day either sea-angling in the rich, cool waters of the Atlantic, creek-fishing inland near Banjul, or line-fishing from one of the beaches and hook a marlin, barracuda, ladyfish, snapper or giant grouper.


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WASSU STONE CIRCLES

In eastern Gambia, catch sight of the fascinating circles of standing stones around Wassu, the most ancient man-made structures in the country, which date from 1200 years ago. The origin of these megalithic circles, which stand between one metre and two and a half metres tall, is shrouded in mystery but they are thought to mark the prehistoric burial grounds of a society long-since vanished.


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HORSE RIDING

A couple of stables in the country have a good set of horses. Rides can be booked through your agent or directly on the beach.

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BODY SURFING
You can rent body surf board on the beach...