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Own thing in Port

Carnoustie, United...
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Own thing in Port

Hi

Going on a cruise and usually we like to be independent when we are ashore. The cruise goes to Banjul. Can any tell me details such as -

Is it easy to get from the ship into the town ?

Is it far to walk or are there local taxis etc ?

What should we not miss in this port?

Any other helpful suggestions would be much appreciated (such as nearest local market etc to the port)

Thanks

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1. Re: Own thing in Port

carniejim,

Welcome to The Gambian Forums...!!!

You will be in Banjul, as soon You Disembark..

How long is Your stay..??

It would be the same in Dakar..!!

''.. Rich......

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2. Re: Own thing in Port

I was recently in port in both Dakar and Banjul. Banjul is much easier to navigate. It is about a 20 minute walk to the large local market (a portion of the market is crafts). You will pass through the local shopping district on the way.

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3. Re: Own thing in Port

There's not a lot to see really, just the African experience. And dont forget the way back! Take water, and carry your own tissues!

The National Museum is pretty good; the Arch 22 Monument is not very interesting. If you have time and can arrange it, a tour of the central Hospital previously called RVTH will show you how most of the rest of the world has to suffer, if you dont know.

All these are within a short walk of each other. It's a commercial port and government HQ, not a tourist destination really.

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