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Bijilo Forest Park

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Address: Banjul, Gambia
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This park contains a wide variety of birds.

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A cheerful place to be!!!

Bijilo Forest Park is a lovely area to visit. It is great to be able to be to have the monkeys approach you. You are advised not to feed them but we went in the off season so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Rose L
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bijilo Forest Park is a lovely area to visit. It is great to be able to be to have the monkeys approach you. You are advised not to feed them but we went in the off season so brought some nuts to give them and it was a really great experience having them take it from your hand. There are... More 

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Thank Rose L
Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice forest near the sea and beach, 5 minutes walk from the senegambia strip. Entrance price is 150 Dalasi or 3 euro's, negociate and it will be cheaper. Locals pay only 50 Dalasi. You can easily spot the green velvet monkeys and red colubus (they stay high in tree's) The green velvet monkeys like peanuts and fruit, don't be afraid... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully calm walk through woods , good trails , monkeys are so cheeky but friendly , beware they will try to snatch your bag of nuts from your hand ! Wonderful to be so clove in their natural environment .

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Thank Fiona L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

I've been doing primate research and travelling to The Gambia for the last 7 years. My time at Bijilo Forest Park has always been amazing. It's an easy park to get because it's right in Senegambia, and the trails are easy to walk. The primates are used to tourists, so you can great photos of red colobus and callithrix monkeys... More 

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Thank meboemio
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This is a must trip in Gambia. We fed baby monkeys and whole troops of monkeys on this trip. It was great to see them all interacting and how gentle they were in taking the monkey nuts from our hands. This was a great morning out and very reasonably priced.

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Thank Ekkkk
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This is the second time I have visited Bijilo and it was a lovely thing to do whilst holidaying along the coast in Kotu. This time, I walked along the beach - took me less than an hour - and enjoyed the leisurely stroll in the surf, as well as finding a nice bar along the way. Whilst it is... More 

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Thank Geoff H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous way to see monkeys, feed them and smooth, lovely way to spend a couple of hours, perfect for young and old.

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Thank Kym N
Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

We came here with our own guide, and paid 150 dalasis each (which I thought wasn't too bad). We went from half 4 to half 6, and most of the monkeys, we later discovered, were hanging around at the hotel opposite, the cheeky things! So I would suggest going between 2 and half 4. Nevertheless it is a wonderful walk... More 

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Gateshead-on-Tyne, null, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Bijilo is a small forest park near the beach at Senagambia,its good for bird watchers with over 100 species to see i saw maybe 20 in about 1 hour some hornbills bee eaters .also 4 species of monkeys live in the park you also see lots of flowers and plants and trees

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

We were staying in Kololi and this park was just a short walk down the beach (ignore the taxi drivers offering this as part of a tour as it is close by an easy to do yourself), entrance cost around 60 Dalasis. The forest was stunning with interesting plants right next to the beach. There were many green vervet monkey... More 

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