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Jufureh

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Juffureh as part of the International Roots Festival 2014

I visited Juffureh in May 2014 as part of the international Roots Festival with Rave about Africa... read more

Reviewed June 24, 2014
Vee4u
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London, United Kingdom
Rave about Africa Gambia International Roots Festival 2014

I have just returned from Gambia at the beginning of December and I am already looking forward to... read more

Reviewed December 18, 2013
Vee4u
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 24, 2014

I visited Juffureh in May 2014 as part of the international Roots Festival with Rave about Africa, I have visited before but not with such a crowd. The hospitality of the people was fantastic with the music, singing and drumming made the day even more...More

1  Thank Vee4u
Reviewed December 18, 2013

I have just returned from Gambia at the beginning of December and I am already looking forward to return. 'Rave about Africa' brought a large group from the UK to Gambia and one of the most life-changing events was to visit Juffureh Island. The Pilgrimage...More

1  Thank Vee4u
Reviewed August 23, 2013

When I was young I watched the "Roots" series on TV. It was based on a book by Alex Hayley who is an American who traced his ancestry to Gambia and the slave trade. The ferry across the river is not what people expect -...More

2  Thank Rosetta C
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We resides in Bakau so the trip to James Island with our local guid and driver started early. First we got to Banjul, where the ferry stops but also faster boats in which you get fitted like a sardine. Serious, like 80 people sitting next...More

2  Thank Jerry O
Reviewed May 31, 2012

We did the almost mandatory Roots tour with the Gambia Tours company - and wasted 75 EUR! The boat leaving Banjul harbour was in a state of shock; it had definitely not passed a security check in the last decades, and the rescue boat was...More

6  Thank PernilleI
Reviewed April 29, 2012

I've just returned to New York from a family trip to the Gambia. During the trip, we had the opportunity to visit Jufureh & James Island. Lamin Jallow (Gboy) was our assigned tour guide and he escorted us from Banjul through to James Island. Lamin...More

2  Thank WorldTraveler0429
Reviewed January 17, 2010

Like the other report stated, dont trust the guides at this place, when you enter the village you are told not to give the children sweets etc but to leave them in a large box outside the building nearest to the jetty on your exit....More

5  Thank wallsy123
Reviewed January 20, 2008

Whilst the other reviewers are correct in their comments about the village of Jufureh they failes to report that it is one of the few places where you can get a boat out to James Island and its fort. The trip is usually in a...More

3  Thank ChrisHinchliff
Reviewed February 23, 2007

We went to this village with a local guide who we met. We were asked by a couple of kids for money and they laughed when we asked them for money back! The slavery museum here is excellent. The history is very concise and cannot...More

4  Thank HeidiHoo
Reviewed January 4, 2007

Enjoyed the Slave Museum very much. Only word of warning don't be too quick to part with your money. The villiage is very wise about the rich tourists & as our tour guide said just look around you and see where the cash goes. The...More

6  Thank je2005
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Raining season starts in May, but we think there is not much rain in that month and it shouldn't be a problem.
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