Makasutu Culture Forest

Makasutu Culture Forest, Serekunda: Hours, Address, Makasutu Culture Forest Reviews: 4/5

Makasutu Culture Forest
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Nieske Halim
The Netherlands112 contributions
Wonderful secluded place. Really enjoyed the nature. We took a short boat tour to see the mangroves. The guide, Ibrahim, was very nice and knowledgeable. From the top of the tower you can have a beautiful view of the surroundings.
Written November 27, 2021
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Leo S
Eindhoven, The Netherlands341 contributions
As nature reserve very nice, varied, provided with good guide very interesting about utility and use of trees and plants. Plenty of monkeys up close. Cruise through mangrove area.
Luch-area not clean, old material and bad, not fresh lunch at anyway hefty price. Old and warmed-up ingredients.
Art Craft Centre nice for little visit, but not clean and certainly no spectacular objects.
Written March 9, 2020
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DarrenCBristol
Bristol, UK305 contributions
Couples
This is a lovely place for a guided walk, lots of really interesting birds and photo opportunities. However getting local knowledge of the flora and fauna is fascinating. Keep an eye out for monkeys and baboons.
Written May 5, 2017
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Jernej
Melbourne, Australia92 contributions
Friends
The facilities in the park need some maintenance. The only plus side is the nature. Our tour guide Abraham was a seedy fella with poor personal hygiene who is more interested in trying to flirt with women in the group and lame unsuccessful attempts in getting their phone numbers instead of doing what he's paid for.
It's an issue the management can easily tackle, hire guides with a professional attitude and good work etiquette and sack anyone who tries to misuse their job for their personal hanky panky. When I can smell the tour guide but barely hear him that's really not good enough. It reflects poorly on the organisation. The tour itself could be good if the management hired better guides.
Written July 7, 2022
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Liono Tours
Kotu, Gambia52 contributions
Business
Makasutu is a cultural forest where you can wander in to a vast forest and enjoy the trails and end up your walk at the palmwine tapper to try palm wine.
you can also go on wit a lovely boat cruise within the creeks of the river Gambia, where you can see women collecting osyters and fire woods
Written January 28, 2019
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ManxSaphire
Isle of Man22 contributions
This was a lovely trip, you had a long walk through the forest and a trip on a boat up the Gambian River where you could take photos of the wildlife, once back from your boat adventure you could experience first hand local food which was very tasty. You could always have your palm read by the local Marabou, take some sweets and pens and colouring books for the children. and sample the local brew and watch the wine tappers climb the trees
Written July 17, 2017
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susanholdsworth4
Huddersfield, UK93 contributions
Couples
there are no markings and it would be very easy to get lost. The local villagers use the forest, and sections are protected against cultivation, such as the rare rosewood
Written March 3, 2019
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George B
Dorking249 contributions
Couples
One senses that this is here to provide employment in a quite remote part of the Gambia. Nothing wrong with that but go with the expectation that it will be a tourist experience with little huts selling stuff and resident drummers drumming!
Written December 13, 2018
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Wendy W
Accrington, UK107 contributions
Couples
This is a lovely place to visit, with a ride on a boat through the mangroves with the guide pointing out the many birds. Then a stroll through the forest telling you about the trees and medicine the can be used for the guide is very friendly and informative. We had the meal but it was awful overcooked. We were joined buy the baboons and many other animals to. There is a craft market were they are not pushy you can take your time looking round. It's worth a trip to visit just don't use a tour company to go just grab a taxi.
Written February 10, 2018
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vse40
eastbourne, UK100 contributions
Couples
Very worthwhile trip which is well organised. You get your own guide to take you on a nature walk and a canoe trip included in the entrance price
Written January 21, 2018
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