Though it is a small country there are
numerous things to do
in Gambia if you know what to look for. There are
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.
beach which is about 27km for the
main hotel resorts is a must-see and visit beach. Famous for its
relatively unspoilt golden
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 & imported goods.
Some of the
excursions you cannot miss are to
Reserve where you can spot hyenas, 550 bird species, vultures
lions & other wildlife. The other wildlife reserve worth
Makasutu Cultural Forest.
You can take a ride on a microlight & view the Gambia from above, visit the sacred
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
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.
Further up-river you can visit the
Wassu Stone Circles or the
Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Camp on Baboon Island on the river.