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Abuko Nature Reserve

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15 Miles South of Banjul | Kombo North District, Banjul, Gambia
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Excellent place to see birds, crododiles and small mammals

If you like nature, this is a must see in Gambia. In particular the view point on the little lake... read more

Reviewed January 20, 2016
Haelen
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Voorburg, The Netherlands
A lot has changed in a year

The park was a good day out last year with hyena, cheetahs, a lion cub and monkeys, however in the... read more

Reviewed January 17, 2016
Andyhamill85
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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This comparatively small and easily accessible wildlife reserve is home to a number of indigenous African birds.
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15 Miles South of Banjul | Kombo North District, Banjul, Gambia
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Reviewed January 20, 2016

If you like nature, this is a must see in Gambia. In particular the view point on the little lake was marvellous with its many birds and crocodiles. We saw several monkeys. There are fierce looking hyenas in a separate fenced area.

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Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

The park was a good day out last year with hyena, cheetahs, a lion cub and monkeys, however in the past year both cheetahs and the lion cub have died raising my concerns. The monkeys and hyenas are still nice to see though

1  Thank Andyhamill85
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Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We went here by taxi and a guide was waiting for us to show us around. The guide seemed to be in a rush and didn't take time to tell u something about the parc. We saw some monkeys but you can see them in...More

1  Thank Marina J
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Reviewed December 27, 2015

Hundred of birds to chase with a camera and tripod or a telescope. You are welcomed by monkeys then as you walk trough the forest, you can enjoy the beauty of the jungle as it is, with birds and lizards and butterflies and crocs. You...More

1  Thank AdyBarbu
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Reviewed December 9, 2015

Their information centre needed updating when we were there four years ago -perhaps that has happened by now? The monkeys were engaging but the crocs were a bit shy and hiding away when we looked for them,

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Reviewed November 1, 2015

A taxi driver took me here recently only to be told when we arrived that the place was closed. He was surprised to hear this. However, I spoke a few days later with a different, experienced taxi driver that I have done a lot of...More

1  Thank Ellipse
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Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Lovely walks through forest, chance to see Crocs in the Lake, and in the centre they had free roaming monkeys who came and happily took peanuts from your hands, and anything in your pockets was lovely. My best experience was befriending a young baboon there,...More

1  Thank Nix R
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Reviewed September 19, 2015

I had an experience very similar to that of zippideedoodle below. My group and I (consisting of Gambians and Europeans interested in conservation and wildlife) had wanted to explore the park freely for the local wild nature. We were pressured into hiring a guide who...More

2  Thank SouthWestBelz
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Reviewed August 27, 2015

went for a day at the monkey park. You aren't supposed to feed the monkeys but our guide got us bags of nuts. the monkeys jump on your shoulders and take the nuts out of your hand. very friendly and cute. well worth a visit...More

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Reviewed July 15, 2015

Visited in Feb 2015 and enjoy Abuko very much having a walk round and feeding the monkeys. Seeing the lion was nice as was the birds and snakes all in all was worth the money.

Thank Rick B
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Atayah2014
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Response from angler29 | Reviewed this property |
poisoned along with the other animals.
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