' Sunset River Shoot | Footsteps Eco-Lodge Gambia

Sunset River Shoot

Cameratrip: Sunset on the river

See the Gambia sunset by river boat - one of the many things to do in Gambia and, perhaps, one of the most beautiful and relaxing. You leave from the fishing village of Kartong and spend the afternoon in a dugout on the Alahein River, having lunch in a Senegalese river camp.

It's a lovely way to spend an afternoon (or morning, if you prefer) and a big favourite with our guests. Meander down a small river estuary and cross to Senegal where you can have some lunch at a small side lodge. On the way, you'll see some of the most beautiful scenery in the country as well as birds galore.

Gambia activities | photography | Gambian sun
Gambia activities | photography | Gambian river
© Jan Erik Roer

You can capture the early evening 7 pm sunset on the river if you take the afternoon trip. Our itinerary is designed to put you where the pictures are; this holiday will provide you with stunning photographs and timeless memories.

This half day trip combines well with a visit to the Art Gallery and/or the Reptile Centre: only when you combine all three (instead of .

Your guide: Sarani

N.B. 10% of all trip prices are donated to Gunjur Upper Basic School and the Abubacar Sidique Foundation for Orphan Welfare.


Up to 4 hours


Kartong, Alahein River, Senegal


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Like a local:

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Transportation and guide.


Lunch (prices depend on your choice), drinks and personal expenses.


Possible by contacting David.


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Most activities going out include a guide. We advise you take a guide with you so you can get the most out of your trip. There are tours you can do without a guide and when in doubt we will gladly advise you.

Like a local?

Most activities going out include a private taxi, though some trips can be done by bush taxi. Depending on the route you can use this local means of transport. If available, the price mentioned includes the bush taxi instead of a private taxi.


Birding and fishing can be prepaid while booking your stay through our website, but all of our activities can also be prepaid after you have booked by contacting David.

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