Abuko Nature Reserve

Banjul

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Abuko Nature Reserve

Compact in size compared to some other nature reserves in The Gambia, Abuko is a convenient half-hour drive away from town. The nature reserve offers ample opportunities for bird-watching and interacting with resident monkeys. Skip the on-site zoo if seeing caged animals upsets you.

Do & See

The small, gritty port town of Banjul rarely figures as the final destination on visitor itineraries. If a few hours is all you have, explore the Royal Albert Market – the town's busiest commercial grounds – and shop around Ecowas and Liberation Avenues. If time permits, pay a visit to Banjul's most known landmark (Arch 22) – sweeping views unfold from its top floor. For further pursuits, look to nearby settlements, abundant natural parks and the beaches of Gambia's coastline.