Gambia Attractions

Though the Gambia is small it offers a wide variety of sites offering tourist excursions and attractions. There are numerous land-based tours, mixed excursions and river trips.

Starting from the coastal holiday resorts of Kombo North you can begin with the various tourist attractions of Banjul the capital where there is Gambia national Museum on Independence Drive, the bustling and lively Albert Market, the huge arch at the entrance to the capital or marvel at some of the colonial architecture.

A few kilometres away from the capital and towards the coastal areas you get to the major vacation locations of Bakau, Cape Point, Fajara, Kololi, (Senegambia strip) and Kotou where you can enjoy local attractions of endless goldenbeaches & almost guaranteed sunshine and other leisure activities such as watersports, quad-biking, golf and tennis.

These areas are where most tourist choose to spend there time with its numerous restaurants, bars, shops and local night clubs particularly in the Kololi and Senegambia areas.At Bakau there is the Craft Market, Katchikally Crocodile Pool (whose crocs are allegedly said to be so tame they allow tourist to touch them) further inland you find Serrekunda town with its dazzling and hectic market, Sunday Wresting and tie-and-dye factory.

There is also the Bijilo Forest Park which is within easy walking distance from the Kairaba or Senegambia hotels. The destinations of Brufut Heights and Brufut Gardens are becoming an increasingly important resort destinations. For the more adventurous you can take a one-day or half-day excursion further down the coast of theTanji Village Museum and bird reserve where you can hire a boat and take an excursion among the mangroves with amazing unspoilt scenery.

You can also go for camel safaris at Tanji which is located just after the bridge on the left. Birdwatching is possible even within the tropical gardens of the major hotels and many actively encourage birds to breed on their hotel complexes. However the Gambia has many wildlife and bird reserves such Tanji and Abuko Nature Reserve which is a 20 minutes drive from most hotels. Abuko forest is also home to hyenas and various species of monkeys.

There are numerous safari camps located up-country and most are to be found on the river banks offering reasonably descent accommodation. For the even more adventurous you can visit the Tanbi Wetland Reserve which is located directly south of the capital. It is a large expanse of creeks and mangrove swamps with plenty of opportunities for cruising, bird watching fishing.Fishing excursion opportunities are endless. You can choose both sea or creek fishing as well as the river itself where you can hire a boat from numerous tour operators located at Denton Bridge.

Be sure to also see:Abuko Nature Reserve Bao Bolon (also spelt Baobolong) Fort Bullen Basse Santa Su Brufut Heights & Gardens Resort Jinack Island National Park of Niumi Kanilai Game Park Ancient stone circles at Kerr Batch Pirang Forest National Park Tanji River Karinti Bird Reserve Wassu Stone Circles.
Contact details and Reservations:
Luigis Complex for the best Gambian self-catering apartments, serviced flats, beachside accommodation, bed and breakfast, restaurant and eco-tourism excursions.
Relax and enjoy your Gambia Holidays with us!
Tel +220 4460280
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