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Bijilo Forest Park

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really good to get off beach for a walk with nature

Came here as part of a tour with a guide and really enjoyed getting away from beach and having a... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Faye J
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Very nice but watch out for the cheeky monkeys

Very nice park to walk around. You're not allowed to feed the monkeys but the park sells peanuts at... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2018
Goele L
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This park contains a wide variety of birds.
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Senegambia Highway, Banjul, Gambia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is absolutely place, where you should visit, if you visit in Banjul. Park is natural forest, but monkeys are so use to humans, that they will come to you and want some peanuts. So buy some ones, before you enter to forest. It's very...More

Thank Jouni M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked to the park from the Senegambia “strip”. Unfortunately the entrance has moved due to construction of a conference center by a Chinese consortium. It’s a shame as the forest used to be larger. The guidebook I had & google maps are out of...More

3  Thank AdamsAbbott
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Came here as part of a tour with a guide and really enjoyed getting away from beach and having a walk through the trees. there were quite a few monkeys around, even saw some little baby ones which were cute. the monkeys came over to...More

2  Thank Faye J
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Very nice park to walk around. You're not allowed to feed the monkeys but the park sells peanuts at the entrance 😀. But be careful or the first monkey you see will run off with the whole bag. Different types of monkeys. A lot of...More

1  Thank Goele L
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We visited in the late afternoon and they're must have been less than 10 people in the whole forest, monkeys were roaming around and playing, it certainly felt like a natural habitat for them. We visited with our tourist taxi guide who showed us round...More

2  Thank MartRobb
Reviewed May 27, 2018

I don't know if were unlucky but we were told that there are zillions o monkeys here to feed, and we only saw 4, and 2 of them were so shy that they didn't approach. We walked a long way and didn't see too much....More

1  Thank Just_the_Wanderer
Reviewed April 17, 2018

Let me start with the positive. Our guide was really great, and introduced himself as the park manager. He knew the animals and birds very well and was chatty and informative throughout. The park itself is quite extensive and well worth a walk around and...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We visited early morning before the park officially opened to the public, so glad we did, we had the forest to ourselves and were able to interact with lots of monkeys. My son was over the moon. Very disappointed to see construction work destroying half...More

3  Thank mjbex
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We visited here with our daughters. We weren’t quite sure what was going on when we arrived. I’d read that you shouldn’t feed the monkeys nuts, so we side stepped the pushy peanuts sales in the car park. When we bought our tickets we were...More

1  Thank HotelLover2009
Reviewed April 3, 2018

This is a great place to visit. We had a guide Dansa Bah who really looked after my wife and I. Don't buy nuts from the people in the car park; wait until you pay your entry fee and buy from the lady at the...More

1  Thank MJandPJ_53
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