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Tour d`Horizon Senegal/The Gambia Come and discover the Landscape of the Year 2018/2019!
koungheul village at the Senegal Gambia border
Koungheul Dorf an in der Granzregion Senegal Gambia

Every two or three years since 1989 Naturefriends International (NFI) has proclaimed transfrontier and ecologically valuable and vulnerable regions as Landscapes of the Year.
The aim of the project is to organise a wide range of activities and encounters in the respective region. In cooperation with the population and the stakeholders (politicians, authorities, NGOs, etc.), the Naturefriends elaborate concepts for sustainable development and work on strategies for the future.

The aim is also to sensitize potential visitors of the region towards the project ideas, through offers in the field of sustainable tourism, such as the pilot trip “Tour d’Horizon”. Experiencing nature, getting informed about the region and its culture, meeting people and stakeholders – these are the core elements of a “Tour d’Horizon”.
On the occasion of the Opening event of the first African Landscape of the Year – Senegal/The Gambia, Naturefriends International, in cooperation with local Naturefriends and their partners, is going to organise a trip to Senegal and The Gambia. Naturefriends are cordially invited to take part in this event.

Provisional programme:

Thursday 11.1.    Departure from Europe, overnight: Naturefriends House at Petit Mbao near Dakar

Friday 12.1.    Transfer to Koungheul, the centre of the Senegalese part of the Landscape of the Year; visit of a village where Naturefriends are planting fruit trees in the family compounds

Saturday 13.1.    At Maka Gouye, at the Gambian frontier: official opening of the Landscape of the Year with speeches, music and culture presentations, activities with the population, tree planting

Sunday 14.1.    Further activities at and around Koungheul, for instance hiking tour, contacts with craftspeople, etc.

Monday 15.1.    Transfer to Janjanbureh, the centre of the Gambian part of the Landscape of the Year; on the way: visit of the prehistoric stone circles at Wassu (The Gambia)

Tuesday 16.1. and
Wednesday 17. 1.    Visits of Janjanbureh and its surroundings (Slave House, Museum, National Park, etc.)

Thursday 18.1. and
Friday 19.1.    Departure direction Banjul, on the way to and in Banjul: various visits (Tanji Village Museum, projects in the field of sustainable tourism, etc.)

Saturday 20.1.    Crossing of the Gambia River on the ferry to Senegal, arrival at Toubacouta

Sunday 21. 1. and
Monday 22.1.    Activities at and around Toubacouta (boat trip through the mangrove, beach, wildlife reserve of Fatalah, visit of the village, rest, etc.)

Tuesday 23.1.    Return trip to Dakar / Petit Mbao – Naturefriends House

Wednesday 24.1.    Visit of an agricultural cooperative – vegetable growing, Feedback, departure

Thursday 25. 1.        Arrival in Europe

Overnight stays:
11.-12.1.: Maison des Amis de la Nature Petit Mbao (Naturefriends House)
12.-15.1.: Koungheul, SN
15.-18.1.: Janjanbureh, GA
18.-20.1.: in the surroundings of Banjul, GA
20.-23.1.: Toubacouta, SN
23.-24.1.: Maison des Amis de la Nature Petit Mbao

Price of the trip: approx. 2000 - 2500 € maximum, flight Europe-Dakar-Europe included.

A more detailed programme will be provided as soon as possible. Non-binding registrations are already possible!

For inquiries please contact the Secretariat of NFI ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or the tour organiser Ingeborg Pint ( This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

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