things to see

Examples of trips we can make...

There's much to discover in the Gambia. On this and the next page some examples are listed. Please feel free to let me know of your own ideas for a trip. Excursions to Senegal are also possible. So let's travel...

Banjul, the capital of The Gambia. We can visit the National Museum, which has some interesting ethnographic displays and further admire the colonial architecture in the area near July 22nd Square and climb to the top of Arch 22 for great views over the city.

Niumi National Park at Ginak Island could be called at when visiting Banjul, turning it into a full day trip.

The lively urban markets where Gambians shop for vegetables, spices, fish, clothing, fabric and household goods: Banjul's Albert Market and the sprawling commercial heart of the busy town of Serrekunda are particularly colourful places to browse. So let's go.

With a small boat to explore the mangrove creeks (known locally as Bolons) of the Tanbi Wetlands near the mouth of the River Gambia, or the Bao Bolon Wetland Reserve in central Gambia. These are world-class areas for bird watching.

Upriver from Banjul, explore Gambian colonial history by visiting the Exhibition of the Slave Trade at Albreda/Jufureh, twin villages that were made famous by Alex Haley's novel Roots, then cross to James Island, mid-river, to see its ruined fort.

The Lamin Lodge is a unique restaurant built on stilts overlooking the mangrove creek: enjoy your diner or lunch at a special place. Motor boats and canoes can be hired to explore the creeks.

Please feel free to let me know of your own ideas for a tour/trip.

The Lamin Lodge and coast Cows and monkeys Bird watching in the Gambia - James Island Visiting school and seeing hippo, monkey The Gambia has a rich culture and history Gambia has nice hotels and beaches Lots of things to see
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