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River Gambia National Park

Banjul, Gambia
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Banjul
Type: National Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: Five flat islands comprise this national park, which is also known as Baboon Island. Primates are plentiful, as well as reptiles and birds.
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We spent 3 nights at the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project and loved every moment of it. The safari tents are comfortable and roomy and the outdoor shower was a joy once the water had warmed up, don't worry your modesty is protected. The food was included, simple but delicious, chicken yassa or honeyed vegetables with rice or couscous and there is... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Took a boat trip on the river to see the Oyster collectors. Very interesting. The mangrove plants fill the river. We also stopped at a craft market.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

saw lots of wild life the guide had plenty of knowledge there was cold drinks available and snacks,beware though the park is big and it took a couple of hours to walk round the paths are very dusty so stronger shoes are advisable.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

People are obviously getting this mixed up with the monkey parks. This trip is a minimum of 2 days costs between £200 to £400 ,it is in the upper reaches of the Gambia river at janJanbourgh. This trip is not Abouko or BijIlo park.

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manchester, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Great to see the chimps, hippos, crocs and wonderful bird life. Camp a bit run down but cabins have lovely views overlooking the river.

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Our lady guide was lovely, but I had to smuggle in the nuts for the monkeys, and I only saw the green velvet monkeys

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twickenham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We met a local guide who took us into the area where we fed monkeys whilst walking through the park. Great afternoon out.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Gambia is a small country by African standards and the river does cover a lot of it. At Banjul watching the fishing boats and the people preparing the fish for sale. Further up river is Kunta Kinte Island it was here that slaves were held until being transported in very cramped conditions to America. The river is very fast flowing,... More

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Cheshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

The 6 hours journey to George town was long but we got to see a lot of the country side. We really enjoyed the day long boat trip and saw wild hippos, chimpanzees and baboons. It was great but be prepared for a long journey, take plenty of drink and toilet roll as there are not many toilets on the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Arranged trip locally had two days travel to near george stayed at lodge loved it and it was alot less money than doing it throught thomas cook

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