Bijilo Forest Park

Bijilo Forest Park information

Serekunda & the Atlantic Coast , The Gambia
+220 9996343
admission D30
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This small reserve and community forest is a lovely escape. A 4.5km walk takes you along a well-maintained series of trails that pass through lush vegetation, gallery forest, low bush and grass, towards the dunes. You'll see green vervet, red colobus and patas monkeys, though feeding by visitors has turned them into cheeky little things that might come close and even steal items. Try not to feed them, as this only encourages them further. Monitor lizards will likely come and stare you down, too. Birds are best watched on the coastal side. The more than 100 species that have been counted here include several types of bee-eater, grey hornbill, osprey, Caspian tern, francolin and wood dove.