The Gambia - 28th November - 7th December 2016

Published by Tony Moverley (supertony9 AT

Participants: Tony Benton, Tony Moverley



This report provides a flavour of what we saw and experienced on an eight day birding trip to The Gambia in late November and early December 2016. We recorded 224 species (of which 2 were heard only). In addition, 20 species of butterfly were tentatively identified, together with a small number of other insects, mammals and reptiles (see Species List at end of report).

The Gambia is a fantastic location for African birding, a mere six hour flight from London and with no time difference or jet lag to contend with. During our visit, we had temperatures as high a 37C, no rain, and no troublesome insects. We always felt safe, even in some rather remote locations.

We combined three days coastal birding with four nights and five days up-river, and as a result we were able to explore a wide range of habitats. We had numerous enjoyable encounters with Gambians and the whole trip was straight forward and trouble free. Our local guide and driver (details below) looked after us superbly from the moment that we were met at the airport through to the time we were checking in for our flights back home.


On the coast we stayed at the Bakotu Hotel at Kotu, booked directly with Margo, the owner of the hotel ( The Bakotu is a birder friendly hotel where the staff are used to seeing people weighed down by binoculars, scopes and cameras. The hotel has a viewing platform overlooking Kotu creek and the hotel grounds and adjacent golf course are all good for birds. The hotel provides a quiet environment within which to relax (no music, TVs or pool games/entertainment team) and a good breakfast is available from 7 am, which is good from an early birder point of view.

Up river we stayed at Tendaba camp and then Baobolong Camp on McCarthy Island (aka Georgetown), 300 km from the coast. Ansu made the camp bookings back in September, financed by a small advance that we had sent him.

Our guide

Based on a personal recommendation, we used a local guide, Ansu Dunor (asubaba10 ‘at’ Negotiating the itinerary with Ansu via email was very straightforward and the details of what was included or excluded from the package was crystal clear. For our trip, he used Buba as a driver and a comfortable four-wheel drive (essential in our view). Ansu was the only local guide we saw with a telescope (Swarovski) and this is a huge advantage when he has spotted a small bird two miles away! We have no hesitation in recommending Ansu. He is a quiet man, and not pushy like many of the guides. His birding skills are excellent: he finds many birds initially by call and his long range eyesight is superb. He also has the ability to attract many birds by imitating a range of calls.


We flew from Gatwick to Banjul with Thomas Cook (£225 each way including meal and 20kg hold baggage). Yellow Fever immunisation is an essential (c.£55); check your Tetanus is up to date and get anti-malarial pills (if going up river), also consider Rabies. Up river accommodation all had good mosquito nets. Our local guide Ansu arranged airport transfers and was there in person on pick-up and drop-off. We took out sterling notes and exchanged these at the office opposite the Bakotu Hotel. We got 55 Dalasi to one pound (about 20% worse than when we were booking up in June, pre Brexit). Bottles of local beer costs about 70D.


Day 1 Monday 28th Nov - Fly to Banjul airport. Transfer to Bakotu Hotel. Kotu Creek.

Day 2 Tuesday 29th Nov - Lamin ricefields, Abuko nature reserve, Lamin Lodge. Faraja golf course/Kotu Creek.

Day 3 Wednesday 30th Nov - Farasuto Forest. Tendaba. Kiang West.

Day 4 Thursday 1st Dec - Tendaba Camp. Brikama Ba. Fula Bantang. Baobolong Camp

Day 5 Friday 2nd Dec - Georgetown. Bansang Quarry. Boat trip up river.

Day 6 Saturday 3rd Dec - Wassu, Panchang, Ka-uur Wetland, Ngeyen.

Day 7 Sunday 4th Dec - Tendaba boat trip. Kampanti.

Day 8 Monday 5th Dec - Brufut Woods, Tanji Lodge, Tanji beach.

Day 9/10 – Coastal birding (unguided)

The rest of this report

The rest of this report provides a summary of the birds seen at each site. Generally, we have listed birds seen just once, to avoid repetition and to make the report more readable.

The birding

We arrived in The Gambia early afternoon on 28 November 2016 and, after a 30 minute transfer from the airport, were unpacking at the Bakotu hotel, our base for the coastal birding part of our trip. This comfortable mid-range hotel has become a firm favourite with birders in recent years and wandering around the grounds with binoculars and telescopes does not feel out of place. The first bird we pinned down within the grounds of the hotel was a superb Violet Turaco – a colourful and exotic start.

The last hour or so of good day light was spent with Ansu alongside the Kotu creek and checking out the drinking pool behind the bird guides ‘office’. The birds came so quickly that keeping up with the note taking was a challenging task. In just short of 1.5 hours we saw:

Grey-headed Gull
Grey Heron
Western Reef Heron
Little Egret
Grey Hornbill
Giant Kingfisher
Red-billed Hornbill
African Silverbill
Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
Red-chested Swallow
Cattle Egret
Common Sandpiper
Malachite Kingfisher
Grey Plover
Spectacled Pigeon
Senegal Thick-knee
Spur-winged Lapwing
Little Bee-eater
Red-eyed Dove
Yellow Billed Kite
Long-tailed Cormorant
Laughing Dove
Pied Crow
Broad-billed Roller
Red-billed Firefinch
Village Weaver
House Sparrow
Grey-headed Sparrow
White-crowned Robin Chat
Oriole Warbler
Bronze Manikin
Little Weaver
Palm Nut Vulture
Pied Kingfisher
White-faced whistling Duck (flight views only)
Ringed Plover
Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Long tailed Glossy Starling
Wire-tailed Swallow
Splendid Sunbird
Great Egret
Hooded Vulture
African Palm Swift

This was a cracking opening session, with Ansu immediately demonstrating his bird finding and identification skills.

The coast, including Lamin rice fields and Abuko (29/11/2016)

The first full day of coastal birding began at Lamin rice fields, a well irrigated area of rice cultivation that attracts an amazing cross section of species. In addition to many species already seen the previous afternoon we added:

Lizard Buzzard
Western Grey Plantain-eater
Vinaceous Dove
Tawny Flanked Prinia
Beautiful Sunbird
Squacco Heron
Grey Woodpecker
Blue-bellied Roller
Black Heron
Green-backed Heron
Senegal Coucal
Red-billed Wood Dove
Black-billed Wood dove
Yellow-billed Shrike
African Jacana
Pink –backed Pelican
Northern Puffback
Senegal Parrot
Grey Kestrel
Red-necked Falcon
Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
Namaqua Dove
Black Crake
Green Wood-hoopoe

By mid-morning, and with the temperature soaring, we headed across the road to the Abuko Nature Reserve. This reserve is primarily what is termed ‘gallery forest’ and seeing birds was sometimes challenging as they moved swiftly through the canopy. In these circumstances, Ansu excels at enticing birds closer by imitating a range of calls including those of Pearl Spotted Owlet. New birds seen:

Little Greenbull
Black-necked Weaver
African Thrush
Fanti Saw-wing
African Paradise Flycatcher
Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher (and a hybrid of the two)
Lavender Waxbill
Snowy-Crowned Robin Chat
African Pied Hornbill
Common Wattle Eye
Collared Sunbird
Willow Warbler

A late lunch was taken at Lamin Lodge, overlooking a rather picturesque creek. The only new bird was a Caspian Tern, and most of the lunch was taken up fighting off the monkeys that were intent on stealing our lunch. They seemed to be particularly partial to chips! The final session of the day was at the Fajara Golf Course (just behind our hotel). New birds for the trip:

Woodland Kingfisher
Rose ringed Parakeets
White-billed Buffalo Weaver
Fine Spotted Woodpecker
Harrier Hawk
Brown Babbler
Wattled Lapwing
Pearl Spotted Owlet (amazing views!)

Heading up-river (30/11/2016)

After an early breakfast, we hit the road for Tendaba Camp. On the way, we stopped briefly in Brikama where Ansu stocked up on fresh bread, vegetables, ice and soft drinks.

Our first proper birding stop was at Farasuto Community Forest, where we were accompanied by a hard working local guide. We birded both the forest and some open fields, seeing some excellent new trip birds:

Variable Sunbird
Levaillant’s Cuckoo
Western Olivaceous Warbler
Greater Honeyguide
Grey Eagle Owl
White-backed Night Heron (excellent views of this difficult to see species)
Four-banded Sandgrouse (seen down to about three feet!)

A subsequent lunch stop under a shady tree turned into a raptor fest, with great views of:

Long-crested Eagle
Wahlberg’s Eagle
Lanner Falcon
White-backed Vulture
Grasshopper Buzzard

We also had a number of raptors seen at previous sites and added Mottled Spinetail and Abyssinian Roller to the trip list. Ansu also conjured up a very good picnic lunch, complete with cold drinks.

We eventually arrived at Tendaba Camp mid-afternoon and were soon tramping up a path at the back of the camp where we added: Black-headed Lapwing, Bush Petronia and Purple Glossy Starling. A small hide and water hole attracted Black-rumped Waxbills.

From Tendaba to Georgetown (1/12/2016)

Before hitting the road again, we had a quick walk behind the camp and Ansu knew exactly where to look for roosting Peregrine Falcon. We were soon in our stride again as far as new birds were concerned and added the following to the trip list:

Bruce’s Green Pigeon
Scarlet-chested Sunbird
Pygmy Sunbird
Northern Red Bishop
Yellow fronted Canary
White-rumped Seedeater
Chestnut-backed Sparrow Lark
Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
Red-billed Quelea

As we drove towards Georgetown, along the south bank road, we added some new birds, mostly raptors:

Bateleur (what a magnificent bird!)
African Hawk Eagle
Eurasian Griffon Vulture
Brown Snake Eagle
Tawny Eagle
Vieillot’s Barbet

A stop in what appeared to be the middle of nowhere was in fact a well know stake out for Verreaux’s Eagle Owl. Three of these magnificent owls were seen at their day time roost, one of which still had the remains of a domestic chicken in its talons. We were happy to show local kids a view of one of the owls through the scope. But we made sure that they didn’t see the owl with one of their valuable fowl! At the same site, we added Lesser Blue-eared Starling and some lovely Little Green Bee-eaters.

Later that afternoon, we left the paved road once again to visit yet another stake out, this time of nesting Marabou Storks at Fula Bantang, complete with a number of downy young. We also attracted a large crowd of mainly very small children; they no doubt struggled to understand what all our excitement was about.

Eventually we arrived at Janjanbureh (Maccarthy Island) and checked in at Baobolong Camp. It was no surprise that this, too, was a very basic bush camp, although a fan in each room and cold shower was very welcome, given the heat. A quick walk as darkness fell added Black-headed Heron and Grey-backed Camaroptera. We also heard, but didn’t see, Stone Partridge.

Bansang Quarry, around Georgetown and river cruise (2/12/2016)

The day started with a most enjoyable pre-breakfast walk, adding yet more birds to the trip list:

Wire-tailed Swallow
Little Swift
Red-rumped Swallow (some of which are resident and breed)
Hadada Ibis
Fork-tailed Drongo
Yellow-billed Oxpecker (on cattle wandering through the street)
Bearded Barbet (think multi coloured Hawfinch on steroids)
African Golden Oriole
Double Spurred Francolin

After breakfast, we headed off the Island and were soon at the famous Bansang quarry. The quarry site also doubled for the municipal rubbish dump and it was awful to see small children sorting through the garbage for anything that could be re-used. The birding didn’t disappoint as we racked up more new birds for the trip:

Red-throated Bee-eaters
Exclamatory Paradise Whydah (males in breeding plumage)
Rufous-crowned Roller
Mosque Swallow
Chestnut-backed Sparrow Lark
Cinnamon-breasted Rock Bunting
Cut-throat Finch
Village Indigo

After a lunch break back at camp, we met our boatman for a four hour trip on the river. We wondered if we would survive the trip when our boatman spilt petrol everywhere. Yes, he did make a half hearted attempt to mop it up. But he also lit up a cigarette within minutes of casting off! No ‘health and safety’ this far up the river Gambia.

Anyway, we weren’t blown to smithereens and were soon adding some more birds to our ever expanding list:

Purple Heron
African Fish Eagle
Swamp Flycatcher
Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Spur-winged Goose
African Darter
Grey-headed Kingfisher
Night Heron (hundreds emerged as dusk fell)

and best of all, extremely close views of an African Finfoot, both foraging and preening on the bank. We also saw an adult Hippo with a young calf, and made it safely back to camp after nightfall.

Back to Tendaba, via the north bank road (3/12/2016)

This day always promised to be one of the highlights of the trip and so it proved. And although we dipped on Carmine Bee-eater (it looked like they had dispersed after breeding at a known and usually reliable site), we were treated to yet more new birds:

Black-capped Babbler
Dark Chanting Goshawk
Gabar Goshawk
Egyptian Plover (three seen well, one very close to the road)
Marsh Harrier
Green Sandpiper
Collared Pratincole
Sand Martin
Wood Sandpiper
White Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail

Very well satisfied with the Egyptian Plovers, we eventually reached Farafenni mid-afternoon, from where we would cross the river once again to the south bank and back to Tendaba. Unfortunately 100s of Senegalese trucks, private cars, mule carts and foot passengers had the same idea. To make matters worse, two out of the three ferries were not working, so tempers were becoming frayed as we tried to negotiate priority as a tourist vehicle. We thought that we were about to board when the army turned up. The army trumped everyone else, and we were duly shunted back, to await the next ferry in about 90 minutes time! To say that it was hot would be an understatement and the inside of our vehicle felt like a sauna. We resorted to finding some shade (of sorts) by standing behind a mangled piece of corrugated iron that had once been a sign of some description. It did its job and eventually as the sun sank below the horizon, we boarded the ferry about four hours later than expected, drained and pleased to heading back to Tendaba for a final night up-river. It had been a long, tiring, day but with the iconic plover seen, we were able to accept the need to go with the African flow – and a cold beer back at camp certainly helped too!

Tendaba boat trip and back to the coast (4/12/2016)

At 7.30 am the tide was perfect for a boat trip through the mangroves and into an area of marsh and scattered trees. We shared the boat with a British tour group and more eyes meant more birds. This time there was no risk of combustion from spilt petrol, although a clash between the boat captain and the tour groups guide had the potential to be combustible!

This trip, lasting in excess of three hours, was just superb. The state of the tide meant that we could penetrate deep into the mangroves and marsh and new birds – and many seen before - came thick and fast:

Mouse-brown Sunbird
Great Cormorant
Gull-billed Tern
Sacred Ibis
Montagu’s Harrier
Martial Eagle
Great White Pelican
Black-winged Stilt
Curlew Sandpiper
European Bee-eater
House Martin
White-throated Bee-eater
Lesser Black- backed Gull

With the boat trip concluded, the long drive back to the coast was taken at a leisurely pace, punctuated by many stops for raptors including a Tawny Eagle.

The coast, including Brufut woods and Tanji beach (5/12/2016)

Brufut woods is a gem, especially when you join forces with a knowledgeable local guide. Ansu had arranged for us to be accompanied, and the guide certainly knew his stuff. Within seconds of entering the woodland edge we were enjoying birds that we had seen before. And for once Ansu didn’t need to imitate a Pearl Spotted Owlet because the real deal was being mobbed right, left and centre. New birds were:

Melodious Warbler
Black-shouldered Kite
Copper Sunbird
African Green Pigeon

and we also enjoyed repeat views of a Verreaux’s Eagle Owl flying over, mobbed by an assortment of birds.

By mid-morning we were feeling the soaring heat, at which point we found ourselves at a pop-up woodland bar. How very convenient: cold drinks, somewhere to sit in the shade and a couple of water troughs to attract birds! The water did the trick as far as the birds were concerned and we were soon enjoying new birds:

Green Turaco
Black Scimitarbill
Lesser Honeyguide
Orange- cheeked Waxbill
Black-winged Red Bishop
Cardinal Woodpecker

The best had been saved until last, when the local guide ushered us to within six feet of a roosting Long-tailed Nightjar and then a roosting Northern White-faced Scops Owl – what an end to our morning session. Lunch was taken at Tanji eco lodge, where more drinking troughs attracted woodland birds. This venue verged on the disappointing, although we did see for the first time a couple of Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff, as well as the usual Bulbuls and Waxbills. We then headed to Tanji beach where a mix of mainly waders and sea birds kept us entertained. New trip birds were:

Bar-tailed Godwit
Grey Plover
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Kelp Gull
Little Tern

The last couple of days on the coast

The guided trip was over, but we still had time for some relaxation and local birding. By now, we didn’t expect to see much in the way of new birds, although we did add a Black-tailed Godwit at Kotu creek and Arctic Skua harassing terns (seen from the beach).

Anyone wanting close up views of Hooded Vultures and Yellow-billed Kites should check out the vulture feeding that takes place daily at round 10.30 am by Kotu creek. This is not yet well advertised, but it’s not to be missed if you want to see Vultures doing best what Vultures do! Great for photography, and we saw some mighty fine Nile Monitor lizards as well.

Concluding thoughts

Our Gambian experience was greatly enhanced by Ansu (our guide) and Buba (our excellent driver). Both helped us to learn more about the country and we saw some fantastic birds. Local knowledge is indispensible and even if you don’t plan to venture beyond the coast, we recommend that you use the services of a guide.

The Gambia is a brilliant place for Afro-tropical birding, with a reasonable tourist infrastructure, comfortable hotels along the coastal strip, and guaranteed hot weather during the European winter. To see the Egyptian Plovers it is probably best to aim for December or the early part of the New Year: Ansu would advise you on this.

The fall in the value of sterling means that The Gambia has become a more expensive destination than in the past, so you need to budget accordingly. It’s also true to say that away from the coast in particular you can’t expect European standards of accommodation and you will see some poverty. But don’t let that put you off, the people are friendly, it’s safe up-river, and the country needs eco-tourism. Go there, and enjoy!

Species Lists

1 Pink-backed Pelican
2 Great White Pelican
3 Great Cormorant
4 Long-tailed Cormorant
5 African Darter
6 African Finfoot
7 Black Heron (Umbrella)
8 Green-backed (Striated) Heron
9 Black-headed Heron
10 Black-crowned Night Heron
11 White-backed Night Heron
12 Squacco Heron
13 Grey Heron
14 Purple Heron
15 Western Reef Egret
16 Cattle Egret
17 Little Egret
18 Intermediate Egret
19 Great White Egret
20 Maribou Stork
21 Wooly-necked Stork
22 Hammerkop
23 Hadaba Ibis
24 Sacred Ibis
25 African Spoonbill
26 Spur-winged Goose
27 White-faced Whistling Duck
28 Eurasian Griffon Vulture
29 Ruppell's Griffon Vulture
30 Hooded Vulture
31 Palm-nut Vulture
32 African White-backed Vulture
33 Black-shouldered Kite
34 Yellow-billed Kite
35 Marsh Harrier
36 Montagu's Harrier
37 African Hawk Eagle
38 Osprey
39 African Fish Eagle
40 Brown Snake Eagle
41 Long-crested Eagle
42 Martial Eagle
43 Short-toed Eagle
44 Tawny Eagle
45 Wahlberg's Eagle
46 Bateleur
47 African Harrier Hawk
48 Lizard Buzzard
49 Grasshopper Buzzard
50 Gabar Goshawk
51 Dark Chanting Goshawk
52 Shikra
53 Grey Kestrel
54 Red-necked Falcon
55 Lannner Falcon
56 Peregrine Falcon
57 Ahanta Francolin
58 Double-spurred Francolin
59 Stone Partridge
60 Black Crake
61 African Jacana
62 Black-winged Stilt
63 Senegal Thick-knee
64 Egyptian Plover
65 Collared Pratincole
66 Ringed Plover
67 Spur-winged Lapwing
68 Black-headed Lapwing
69 African Wattled Lapwing
70 Grey Plover
71 Bar-tailed Godwit
72 Black-tailed Godwit
73 Whimbrel
74 Sanderling
75 Ruff
76 Common Redshank
77 Common Greenshank
78 Common Sandpiper
79 Green Sandpiper
80 Wood Sandpiper
81 Ruddy Turnstone
82 Artic Skua
83 Kelp Gull
84 Grey-headed Gull
85 Lesser Black-backed Gull
86 Caspian Tern
87 Sandwich Tern
88 Gull-billed Tern
89 Royal Tern
90 Little Tern
91 Four-banded Sandgrouse
92 Blue-spotted Wood Dove
93 Black-billed Wood Dove
94 Namaqua Dove
95 Laughing Dove
96 African Green Pigeon
97 Bruce's Green Pigeon
98 Speckled Pigeon
99 Red-eyed Dove
100 African Mourning Dove
101 Vinaceous Dove
102 Rose-ringed Parakeet
103 Senegal Parrot
104 Green Turaco
105 Voilet Turaco
106 Western Grey Plantain-eater
107 Levaillant's Cuckoo
108 Senegal Coucal
109 Greyish Eagle Owl
110 Verreaux's Eagle Owl
111 Pearl-spotted Owlet
112 Northern White-faced Owl
113 Long-tailed Nightjar
114 Mottled Spinetail
115 African Palm Swift
116 Little Swift
117 Pallid Swift
118 Pied Kingfisher
119 Giant Kingfisher
120 Malachite Kingfisher
121 Blue-breasted Kingfisher
122 Grey-headed Kingfisher
123 Woodland Kingfisher
124 Little Bee-eater
125 Little Green Bee-eater
126 Blue-cheeked Bee-eater
127 European Bee-eater
128 Red-throated Bee-eater
129 Swallow-tailed Bee-eater
130 White-throated Bee-eater
131 Abyssinian Roller
132 Broad-billed Roller
133 Blue-bellied Roller
134 Rufous-crowned Roller
135 Green Wood-Hoopoe
136 Black Scimitarbill
137 (Western) Red-billed Hornbill
138 African Grey Hornbill
139 African Pied Hornbill
140 Yellow-fronted Tinkerbird
141 Vieillot's Barbet
142 Bearded Barbet
143 Lesser Honeyguide
144 Greater Honeyguide
145 Grey Woodpecker
146 Cardinal Woodpecker
147 Fine-spotted Woodpecker
148 Chestnut-backed Sparrow Lark
149 Fanti Saw-wing
150 House Martin
151 Sand Martin
152 Red-chested Swallow
153 Wire-tailed Swallow
154 Red-rumped Swallow
155 Mosque Swallow
156 White Wagtail
157 Yellow Wagtail
158 Little Greenbull
159 Yellow-throated Leaflove
160 Common Bulbul
161 Snowy-crowned Robin Chat
162 White-crowned Robin Chat
163 African Thrush
164 Northern Anteater Chat
165 Willow Warbler
166 Chiffchaff
167 Blackcap
168 Western Olivaceous Warbler
169 Melodious Warbler
170 Grey-backed Camaroptera
171 Singing Cisticola
172 Tawny-flanked Prinia
173 Oriole Warbler
174 Swamp Flycatcher
175 African Blue Flycatcher
176 African Paradise Flycatcher
177 Red-bellied Paradise Flycatcher
178 Hybrid Paradise Flycatcher
179 Common Wattle-eye
180 Brown Babbler
181 Blackcap Babbler
182 Beautiful Sunbird
183 Splendid Sunbird
184 Collared Sunbird
185 Copper Sunbird
186 Variable Sunbird
187 Scarlet-chested Sunbird
188 Pygmy Sunbird
189 (Mouse) Brown Sunbird
190 Yellow-billed Shrike
191 Yellow-crowned Gonolek
192 Northern Puffback
193 African Golden Oriole
194 Fork-tailed Drongo
195 Pied Crow
196 Piapiac
197 Long-tailed Glossy Starling
198 Purple Glossy Starling
199 Bronze-tailed Glossy Starling
200 Lesser blue-eared Glossy Starling
201 Yellow-billed Oxpecker
202 House Sparrow
203 Northern Grey-headed Sparrow
204 Bush Petronia
205 White-billed Buffalo Weaver
206 Chestnut-crowned Sparrow Weaver
207 Black-headed Weaver
208 Black-necked Weaver
209 Little Weaver
210 Village Weaver
211 Red-billed Quelea
212 Northern Red Bishop
213 Red-cheeked Cordon-bleu
214 Lavender Waxbill
215 Black-rumped Waxbill
216 Orange-cheeked Waxbill
217 Red-billed Firefinch
218 Bronze Manikin
219 Cut-throat Finch
220 Village Indigobird
221 Pin-tailed Whydah
222 Exclamatory Paradise Whydah
223 Whie-rumped Seedeater
224 Yellow-fronted Canary
224 Brown-rumped Bunting

African Grass Blue (Zizeeria knysna)
Large Orange-tip (Colotis a. antevippe)
Tiny Orange-tip (Colotis evagore antigone)
Dark Blue Pansy (Junonia oenone)
Variable Eggfly / Variable Diadem (Hypolimnas a. anthedon)
Diadem / Danaid Eggfly (Hypolimnas missupus)
Common / Large Grass Yellow (Eurema hecabe)
Small Grass Yellow (Eurema b. brigitta)
Common Dotted Border (Mylothris chloris)
African Wood White / African Spirit (Leptosia alcesta)
Orange / Dancing Acraea (Acraea serena)
Citrus Swallowtail (Papilio demoleus)
The Guineafowl (Hamanumida daedalus)
Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Caper White (Belenois aurota)
Common Fig Blue (Myrina silenus)
Zebra White (Pinacopteryx eriphia tritogenia)
Elegant Acraea (Acraea egina)
Common Leopard Fritillary (Phalanta phalantha)

Black Widow Dragonfly (Palpopleura portia)
Broad Scarlet (Crocothemis erythraea)
Long Skimmer (Orthetrum trinacria)

Two-banded Blister Beetle (Mylabris bifasciata)

Gambian Sun Squirrel (Heliosciurus gambianus)
Ground-striped Squirrel (Xerus erythropus)
Western Red Colobus Monkey (Procolobus badius)
Callithrix Monkey (Chlorocebus sabaeus)
Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius)
Mongoose sp. (N/a)

Agama Lizard (Agama. a. agama)
Nile Monitor (Varanus n. niloticus)