We organize half or full day walking expeditions to the bush for small groups who want to enjoy Africa at its best. We have a planned series of walks around the Kartong area which allows visitors to discover Africa on foot. We are developing routes which allow for an overnight stay at a remote lodge in the bush. Although birds are recorded on our walks we are also able to provide cultural interpretation of these amazing landscapes.

Hunting and shooting are banned within our recording area and this means that the birds are  approachable and confiding. We have a series of natural hides around the wetlands which provide excellent photographic opportunities for visiting photographers.

For those interested in learning Gambian cookery Binta will take you to the local market to help you buy the ingredients for a notable local favourite. She will then guide you through cooking the dish of your choice in our kitchen.

During the 2011-12 season we are able to provide food and drinks for visitors on our veranda which can comfortably seat 12 people. 260 species of bird have been recorded from here. You can relax and watch Ospreys fishing 50 meters away. During the last dry season we constructed a series of perches  for birds to use just at the front of the house. With up to a dozen Broad-billed rollers hawking over the reeds, Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters coming to bathe plus 5 species of Kingfisher it is an amazingly colourful sight.  Each evening approximately 900 to 1600 herons of eight species come to roost in the reed bed at the front of KBO. Visitors are welcome to help count or sip a cold beer and watch the birds fly in. At dusk Four-banded Sandgrouse fly in to drink while Long-tailed and Standard-winged Nightjars catch moths close by. We intend to further develop our facilities by building 'The Whistling Duck' a bar designed for birders on a raised platform giving panoramic views over Kartong wetlands.

KBO is located on the western side of Kartong village adjacent to the wetland area. When entering Kartong from the north, turn right off the main road just after the village sign continue for 1km along this sand track south-west. KBO is sign posted on the left.

Activities

Lemonfish African Art Gallery