The Gambia Experience is excited to introduce its brand-new birding tours for the upcoming winter, led by celebrity wildlife TV presenter and photographer, Megan McCubbin.

Based at the small and friendly Bakotu Hotel with its bird deck overlooking Kotu Creek, there’s a choice of a three and four night tour, each with differing itineraries, on January 23rd and 26th (2024). Taking in The Gambia’s birding hotspots, Megan will be accompanied by The Gambia’s own highly acclaimed guide, Malick Suso, also an expert in spotting and identifying the wide variety of colourful birds for which the destination is renowned.

Growing up learning about wildlife and conservation from her stepfather, Chris Packham, and joining his previous tours in The Gambia, along with her studies in zoology at the University of Liverpool, Megan’s career in the field has gone from strength to strength and includes co-hosting the BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes along with presenting on Animal Park.

Commenting on the tours Megan said:

”The Gambia is a home away from home for me. I have visited the country countless times since the age of five and am always left speechless by the diversity of its bird life – from giant kingfishers to long-tailed nightjars, and everything in between! It’s always an adventure and I cannot wait to return, and catch up with some of my favourite species.”

The tours can be booked as part of a longer holiday, while it is also possible to combine the two tours for a full week of birding with Megan.

Tour prices are from £425 per person (excluding flights and accommodation). Early breakfasts at the hotel will be arranged as necessary. To view full tour itineraries, click here:, 01489 866939.