Meet the team
Phil Morgan – Chairman (UK based), left
Bakary Jammah – General Manager (Gambia based), right
Phil and Bakary (Baks) have worked together for many years.
Baks will be your main contact from the moment you step off the plane until you leave. His warm friendly and excellent customer service ensure you are both welcomed and professionally catered for throughout your trip.
Phil’s role with Gambia Birding Tours is purely operational. With his knowledge of the people, the routes and the accommodation, Phil ensures every element of the tour is kept to the highest standards for our customers.
Phil is a highly successful british businessman with over 40 years experience. He set up the Morgan Clark Foundation (a UK registered charity) on his 60th birthday back in 2009 to help the people of Gambia. The foundation built a school near the Baobolong in the North Bank region, which today caters for over 300 people. In recent years, Phil and the Foundation have become heavily involved in supporting the development of healthcare and midwifery in the region.
Andrew Cleave MBE – Tour Advisor (UK based)
Lecturer, Tour Leader, Author and Photographer www.andrewcleave.co.uk
Founder and Director, Bird Photographer of the Year www.birdpoty.co.uk
Professor David Edwards
Professor of Conservation Science
Colin Cross – Ornithological Adviser (Gambia based), left
BTO ringer and Observatory Warden
Associates of Morgan Kunda Lodge
Lamin Bojang – Gambia Tourism Board
Adama Bah – ICRT West Africa and Institute of Travel and Tourism of the Gambia
Especially wonderful kitchen staff! So friendly and nice. It was a pleasure to visit the lodge again and to see how it has come along. Everyone enjoyed the visit.
Justin Peter, Worldwide Quest, Canada
Relaxing escape from the tourists and great bird watching
A party of four of us had a wonderfully relaxing, back to nature 2 night stay and were made to feel very welcome by all the lovely, friendly staff. We saw many birds with ease and close range from the bird viewing tower. It was lovely to have an evening drink there and meals whilst watching the birds and enjoying the scenery.
Christine Ford, UK
Bakotu, the bird watchers favourite hotel