Banjul, Gambia

Experience Rating
icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Our most well known trip "Up River" to the land of Alex Hayley's sage

'ROOTS". It is  truly a wonderful experience which starts from Banjul Port with a cruise directly up-river taking us on our historic journey 200 years back in time to the ancients trading station of Alberda, which gained fame in the slaving days for its Flag Pole. We then continue to the Museum of Slavery which gives a good insight into what slavery was all about in The Gambia. A visit to the village chief and we pay homage to the KuntaKinteh family and craft market for souvenirs .

Learn about the fort remains: see model of what its different compartments were used for and history from the time it was fist occupied to when it was finally abandon.
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Family friendly
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch included
  • Led by a local guide

Professional art historian guide
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Port pickup and drop-off
Air-conditioned vehicle
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Bottled water
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Banjul Harbor

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Pickup from various hotels at different allocated times (maximum 60mins)

Banjul harbor (transfer to Roots boat) (10mins)

Cruise to Alberda village from Banjul Harbor (120mins)

Stop at the freedom pole and learn about the significant of the pole (40mins)

Visit the Slave Museum and see antics and sculpture crafted images of the slave trade  (60mins)

Visit village chief compound and learn about the village (60mins)

Visit Kunta Kinteh family (60mins)

Stop at the village Craft Market (carvings, jewellery ) (40mins)

walk back to Boat (20mins)

Lunch on Board( buffet lunch served) (60mins)

Round/visit James Island (world heritage) (60mins)

Cruise back to Banjul port and join our bus (120mins)

Drop off at different hotels (Maximum 60mins)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

From 78.99 USD

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