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Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in The Gambia

Abuko Nature Reserve

Abuko is rare among African wildlife reserves: it's tiny, it's easy to reach and you don't need a car to go in. With amazing diversity of vegetation and animals, this well-managed reserve is one of the region's best…
Top Choice Public Art in Makasutu Culture Forest

Wide Open Walls

Two huge ibex grazing amid swirling waves, a blue tattooed lion, and a lovestruck blacksmith are just a few of the striking images awaiting visitors who stumble upon the village of Kubuneh, located a few kilometres …
Top Choice Nature Reserve in River Gambia National Park

Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project

This project forms the beating heart of River Gambia National Park. Comprised of so-called Baboon Island and several smaller islands, this is one of the most important wildlife sites in The Gambia. Despite the main …
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts

Bijilo Forest Park

This small 51-hectare reserve makes for a lovely escape. A series of well-maintained walking trails (ranging from 900m to 1400m) takes you through lush vegetation, gallery forest, low bush and grass, towards the dun…
Top Choice Wildlife Reserve in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts

Kachikally Crocodile Pool

One of The Gambia's most popular tourist attractions is a sacred site for locals. As crocodiles represent the power of fertility in Gambia, women who experience difficulties in conceiving often come here to pray and…
Top Choice International in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts

Sea Shells

Despite the unfortunate location on the highway, Sea Shells is well worth a visit for its creative and beautifully prepared dishes. Pop by at lunchtime for fresh vegetable tarts, curried chicken salad, salmon burger…
Top Choice International in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts

Calypso

Much-loved Calypso serves delicious grilled fish, snacks (such as prawn spring rolls), panini and an African dish of the day, plus a full English breakfast. For peaceful views over the waterfront, head to the upper-…
Top Choice Moroccan in Serekunda & Atlantic Coast Resorts

Butcher's Shop

Driss, the Moroccan celebrity chef (and TV star), fires up some of the best cooking in The Gambia at this elegant eatery with terrace seating on busy Kairaba Ave. You'll find perfectly grilled fish and juicy steaks,…
Top Choice School in Banjul

St Joseph's Adult Education & Skills Centre

Tucked away inside an ancient Portuguese building, this centre has provided training to disadvantaged women for the last 20 years. Visitors can take a free tour of sewing, crafts and tie-dye classes, and purchase re…
Wildlife Reserve in The Gambia

Makasutu Culture Forest

Like a snapshot of The Gambia, Makasutu Culture Forest bundles the country's array of landscapes into a dazzling 1000-hectare package. The setting is stunning, comprising palm groves, wetlands, mangroves and savanna…