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NNT Orientation 6:00 pm
NNT Orientation
Jan 4 @ 6:00 pm
NNT Orientation @ NNT Orientation  | Banjul | Banjul | The Gambia
Ninki Nanka Trail Orientation (Evening) at ASSET Bantaba. Sleep at Senegambia Hotel (Tourist Development Area).
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Tourist Development Area – Ndemban (Start of Ninki Nanka Trail)
Tourist Development Area – Ndemban (Start of Ninki Nanka Trail)
Jan 5 all-day
Tourist Development Area – Ndemban (Start of Ninki Nanka Trail) @ West Coast Region | The Gambia
Morning Arrive Ndemban. Initial welcome dance Greet Alkalo. Jola dancing. Village tour – women’s gardens, bakery and chickens. Afternoon Rest of village tour. Choice of participatory activity e.g. batik, cooking, farming, soap making. Evening Storyteller by fireside (sit with members of host family). Sleep at Ndemban homestays.  
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Ndemban – Janjanbureh
Ndemban – Janjanbureh
Jan 6 all-day
Ndemban - Janjanbureh @ Janjanbureh | Central River | The Gambia
Morning Drive to Tendaba Camp. Lunch. Afternoon Drive to Janjanbureh. Tour of Janjanbureh and Kankurang & Masquerade museum with local tour guides (World Intangible Heritage status). Evening Dinner and Kankurang cultural performance. Sleep on board NNT boat at Janjanbureh
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Janjanbureh-Kaur
Janjanbureh-Kaur
Jan 7 all-day
Janjanbureh-Kaur @ West Coast Region | The Gambia
Morning Cruise to Kuntuar to Gambia horse & donkey trust on South side (Sambelkunda). Wildlife spotting on the river: Baboon Island (chimpanzee rehabilitation project). Afternoon Visit Wassu Stone Circles (World Heritage Site). Learn about Gambia’s ground nut production at Kaur. Evening Wolof cultural performance at Kaur Sleep on board NNT…
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Kaur – Kemoto
Kaur – Kemoto
Jan 8 all-day
Kaur - Kemoto @ Kemoto | Lower River | The Gambia
Morning Visit a local women’s project run by an NGO in Njaw. Drive to Farafenni for an ‘All senses local market tour’ Afternoon Drive to Illiyasa village and Jajari camp for lunch. Boat to Tendaba to enjoy birdwatching and searching for the Ninki Nanka. Evening Sleep on board NNT boat…
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Kemoto – Juffureh
Kemoto – Juffureh
Jan 9 all-day
Kemoto - Juffureh @ Juffureh
Morning Cruise to Juffureh/Albreda. Visit Kunta Kinteh Island and travel to Juffureh/Albreda World Heritage Site Afternoon Tour of Juffureh/Albreda museum and new visitor information/heritage centre Evening Evening meal at CFAO building. Roots/Kunta Kinteh storytelling and Mandika cultural performance to celebrate end of Ninki Nanka Trail. Sleep on board NNT boat…
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Juffureh – Banjul – Sandele
Juffureh – Banjul – Sandele
Jan 10 all-day
Juffureh – Banjul - Sandele @ West Coast Region | The Gambia
Morning Breakfast on board and cruise to Lamin Lodge. Afternoon Lunch at Lamin Lodge. Drive to Sandele Eco-Retreat at Kartong. Free afternoon. Evening Evening meal/beach BBQ at Sandele. Sleep at Sandele Eco Retreat.
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TDA
TDA
Jan 11 all-day
TDA @ Serrekunda | West Coast Region | The Gambia
Visit Responsible Tourism Cluster projects in Kotu (am) ‘Hidden Banjul’ walking tour (pm) Ninki Nanka Trail Orientation (Evening) at ASSET Bantaba. Sleep at Sarges Hotel
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Tourist Development Area – Ndemban (Start of Ninki Nanka Trail)
Tourist Development Area – Ndemban (Start of Ninki Nanka Trail)
Jan 12 all-day
Tourist Development Area – Ndemban (Start of Ninki Nanka Trail) @ West Coast Region | The Gambia
Morning Arrive Ndemban. Village welcome and greet Alkalo. Jola dancing. Village tour – women’s gardens, bakery and chickens Afternoon Rest of village tour – blacksmith, fortune teller Choice of participatory activity e.g. batik, cooking, farming, soap making. Evening Storyteller by fireside. Sleep at Ndemban homestays.
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Ndemban – Tendaba/Kemoto
Ndemban – Tendaba/Kemoto
Jan 13 all-day
Ndemban – Tendaba/Kemoto @ Tendaba | Lower River | The Gambia
Morning Small boat along Ndemban Creek to join NNT boat. Visit Kunta Kinteh Island and travel to Juffureh/Albreda World Heritage Site Afternoon Tour of Juffureh/Albreda, museum and new visitor information/heritage centre Evening Cruise to Kemoto. Sleep on board NNT boat.
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Tendaba/Kemoto – Kaur
Tendaba/Kemoto – Kaur
Jan 14 all-day
Tendaba/Kemoto - Kaur @ Tendaba | Lower River | The Gambia
Morning Cruise to Tendaba. Small boat to enjoy birdwatching and searching for the Ninki Nanka. Refreshments at Jajari Camp. Afternoon ‘All senses local market tour’ at Farafenni Ground nut story by jetty at Kaur and lunch at Dauda’s Lodge. Evening Evening meal and Wolof wrestling in community. Sleep on board…
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Kaur – Janjanbureh
Kaur – Janjanbureh
Jan 15 all-day
Kaur – Janjanbureh @ Kaur-Janjanbureh | Janjanbureh | Central River | The Gambia
Morning Drive to Njaw for breakfast at a farming compound and visit a local women’s project run by a NGO. Visit Wassu Stone Circles World Heritage Site Afternoon Travel to Kuntuar. Picnic lunch at Gambia horse and donkey trust on South side of river. Feeding time of chimpanzees on Baboon…
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Janjanbureh
Janjanbureh
Jan 16 all-day
Janjanbureh @ Janjabureh | Janjanbureh | Central River | The Gambia
Morning Tour of Janjanbureh and Kankurang & Masquerade museum with local tour guides (World Intangible Heritage status) Afternoon Evening Take part in Janjanbureh’s Kankurang & Masquerade festival and end of Ninki Nanka Kankurang celebrations. Sleep at Janjanbureh Camp.  
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End of Ninki Nanka Trail – Travel back to Tourist Development Area
End of Ninki Nanka Trail – Travel back to Tourist Development Area
Jan 17 all-day
End of Ninki Nanka Trail - Travel back to Tourist Development Area @ Serrekunda | West Coast Region | The Gambia
Drive to Tendaba for lunch and then back to Sarge’s Hotel. Sleep at  Sarge’s Hotel  
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TDA
TDA
Jan 18 all-day
TDA @ Serrekunda | West Coast Region | The Gambia
Rest Day and stay in TDA/Sarges Hotel
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TDA
TDA
Jan 19 all-day
TDA @ Banjul | West Coast Region | The Gambia
Optional RT project visits OR Responsible Tourism Seminar OR take part in Mboka Festival Activities. Sleep at Sarges Hotel. London flights depart pm  
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TDA
TDA
Jan 20 all-day
TDA @ Banjul | West Coast Region | The Gambia
Free morning. Manchester flights depart pm.
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