1 independent reviews for West Africa Explorer, Guinea-Bissau & Senegal

Reviews for West Africa Explorer, Guinea-Bissau & Senegal


review 17 Nov 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It's almost impossible to pick one thing. The range and variety of experiences were fantastic. Perhaps the thing that will stick most vividly in my memory was the time spent at the fishing village of Kayar.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for a lot or road travel and also several quite long ocean trips in a speedboat:- take lots of anti-seasick medicine if you are susceptible and if you have back problems, be prepared for hours of bumpy rides. The bird-watching is fantastic so bring a good camera if you are interested.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I am sure that our holiday benefited many local people we supported local guides in most places we visited and contributed financially to various villages and many musicians and dancers. Our visits to nature reserves of various kinds should also have supported conservation. In terms of reducing environmental impact, it is possible that our influence may have reduced the way some people dispose of litter, but I am not very optimistic about that. we were given drinking water in plastic bottles every day, it would have been much better to have some bulk supplies that we could use to top up our own bottles, if that could be arranged.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Wonderful. Lots of fascinating experiences of different kinds. Could be improved by more detailed trip notes and/or better briefing from the guides, but that's a minor point.

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