Gambia

Abuko Nature Reserve
GMD35
Daily 08:00-18:30

Nature park situated outside the village of Lamin in the Kombo North District, 25km from Banjul. At 105 hectares it is one of the smallest if not the smallest protected areas in Africa, but it still offers a good introduction to the Gambian wildlife. For instance there's monkeys, crocodiles and some 300 species of birds

Four Wheel Drive Adventure

Very popular tours visiting schools, country homes, and distilleries.

James Island

An excursion inspired by Alex Haley's bestseller and movie Roots. You can go there on cruise up the centre of the wide Gambia river, towards the former French trading post of Albreda and the village of Juffureh. Views of the river bank are distant. Visit the setting of Roots, an old slave trade station. Tourists are overwhelmed by locals who appear only when the boat arrives, and disappear when the boat leaves. Locals are persistent in begging for money and thrusting craft items under tourists noses. Locals insist on being paid to appear in photos. Or you go by car, e.g. with th official tourist guides on the small roads on the North Bank and sail in a pirogue from Juffareh.

Kachikally Crocodile Pool
GMD50

very popular, many crocodiles West African Nile Crocs, opportunity to touch/pat West African Nile Crocodiles.

Senegal

1-3 day trips. warning — non-eu citizens such as new zealanders and australians must obtain a visa. the application takes 3 days.

Gambia River National Park

Beautiful national park below Janjanbureh. The camp is pricey, but worth the money. They will organize boat tours to see chimpanzees, baboons, monkeys, crocodiles and many more

Sanyang Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in Gambia. Rainbow Beach Bar is a great place to spend the day, and also has a few affordable rooms for staying the night. Public transport leaves from Serrakunda and Brikama regularly, and private taxis can also be hired for day trips.