Makasutu Culture Forest
Makasutu Culture Forest
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Jernej
Melbourne, Australia93 contributions
Jul 2022 • 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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Anna J
Kavala, Greece13 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
You can see that rarely anybidy takes care if the place. The pool is closed and dirty, the tower should be closed- i find it dangerous (steps are rusty and with wholes), they wand additionsl money for wverything and the entrance ticket is very expensive for what you get. We are very dissapointed.
Written February 19, 2023
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Liono Tours
Kotu, Gambia52 contributions
Jan 2019 • 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 Man25 contributions
Apr 2017
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, UK95 contributions
Jan 2019 • 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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Happiness188536
Illmensee, Germany1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Couples
Arrived the night before with our camper, the staff tried and managed to defraud us on the price. Claiming first 75 € for the couple. We negotiated at 50 € over the phone with "the boss". 50 € that we paid cash the same evening without any receipt.
Today during the visit, perfectly guided by a very competent guide, we learn that the price for the day is 1000 GMD (about 18 €) per person. Why we were asked 75 € (instead of 36), without showing us the official rates available on a table?
Our claims do not interest anyone and all kinds of phony explanations will be provided to us trying to justify the scam.
Written January 12, 2019
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George B
Dorking249 contributions
Nov 2018 • 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
Feb 2018 • 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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imagem000
Bridport, UK24 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
We had a good day at Makasutu Forest. We didn't see much wildlife though...
We took a taxi from Kololi (cost 1300D return + wait). The entry fee is 800D for half day and 1000D for full day (include lunch). You get your own guide who takes you on a river trip for 15-20min then a walk in the forest where he explains how the trees are used for medicine. You get to taste Palm wine and see a fortune teller if interested. You're always asked for tips though...
There is a group of baboons. Seems like they usually hang around the restaurant at lunch time. If you manage to find them, you'll see many but l suppose that not everyone one can win!
If you don't have too much expectations for wild life, I'd advise a visit. Better to do it on your own though. You don't get much value to use a tour operator and it's way cheaper.
Written February 5, 2018
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vse40
eastbourne, UK100 contributions
Jan 2018 • 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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