Invitation to the Landscape of the Year
International Naturefriends gathering 2020
All’interno della cornice del programma Landscape of the Year i Naturfreunde internazionali di Vienna stanno organizzando un viaggio per gennaio 2020 in Senegal e Gambia.
14 – 29 January 2020
The detailed programme is under preparation.
Individual arrivals to Dakar.
2 nights at the Naturefriends House at Petit Mbao near Dakar.
Transfer to Janjanbureh, the centre of the Gambian part of the Landscape of the Year.
On the way: visit of „Gambia Women’s Initiative“ at Njaw.
Check-in at Lodges.
4 nights at Janjanbureh.
Participation in the Opening of the Kankurang Festival, visits, rest.
Afternoon/evening: Major Kankurang performance.
https://www.nf-int.org/en/themen/landscape-year/aktivitaeten/landscape-year-senegalthe-gambia-2018-2020, Info 24 The Kankurang Festival
Naturefriends Day to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Naturefriends Movement (details will
Transfer to Koungheul, the centre of the Senegalese part of the Landscape of the Year.
On the way: visit of the Wassu Stone Circles, boat trip and information on a chimpanzee project
carried out in the River Gambia National Park („Baboon Island“), lunch on the boat, border crossing
at Maka Gouye.
Afternoon/evening: arrival at Koungheul, check-in at Campement Le Bambouck and maybe a second
3 nights at Koungheul.
Tuesday, 21.1.- Wednesday, 22. 1.
Activities at Koungheul: Visit of the school where took place the opening event of the Landscape of
the Year, visits to villages, city walk at Koungheul, workshop for village women – construction of
Transfer to Toubacouta (Delta du Saloum).
3 nights at Toubacouta.
Friday 24.1. – Saturday, 25. 1.
Activities at Toubacouta: visit of villages, boat trip through the mangrove of the Saloum Delta
National Park (walk on an island, pick nick, beach), meeting with Naturefriends Karang and students of the Collège, leisure time, „shopping“ etc.
Return trip to Petit Mbao.
2 nights at the Naturefriends House.
Visit to of the wildlife reserve „Réserve de Bandia“ on a safari vehicle.
Visit to an agricultural cooperative – vegetable growing.
Feedback session, departure.
Arrival in Europe.
Programme subject to change!