Bolong Fenyo Community Wildlife Reserve

The Gambia

This 320-hectare reserve encompasses a mix of savanna and wetland habitats, including a freshwater lagoon, and has exceptional birdlife, with some 150 species spotted here.

It's operated by the Gunjur Environmental Protection and Development Group.

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