Though it is a small country there are numerous things to do in
Gambia if you know what to look for. There are dozens of
places to eat some of which are tucked away in residential
areas and thus are not always very easy to find.
There are several nightclubs in
an around the main holiday
resorts and the beaches offer
plenty of opportunity to find a quiet corner somewhere to sunbath
is relative peace.
Sanyang beach, which is about 27km for the main hotel resorts,
is a must-see and visit beach. Famous for its relatively unspoilt
beaches and is relatively deserted during the week if you
move away from the few beach bars located there.
Banjul there is the National Museum, the July 22nd Arch. Pop
over to Barra on the other side
of the river or shop at the
Albert Market which is crammed full of exotic and imported
Some of the
excursions you cannot miss are to
Abuko Nature Reserve where you can spot hyenas, 550 bird species,
vultures lions & other wildlife. The other wildlife reserve
worth visiting is
Makasutu Culture Forest.
You can take a ride on a microlight & view the Gambia from
above, visit the sacred
Kachikally Crocodile Pool where it is said you can stroke
the animals as they are said to be tame or take a camel ride at
up-country you can take a roots tour to
Juffureh Village as well as visit the nearby Slavery Museum
there then take a small boat trip to
James Island which is not far away.
Jinack Island is a birdwatchers paradise which can be reached
by boat as it is just off the North Bank of the
River Gambia. You can even spot dolphins up close during the
early part of each year. See also interactive map of other
places to visit.
up-river you can visit the
Wassu Stone Circles or the
Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Camp on Baboon Island on the river.