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The natural environment of coastal Gambia is very favourable fishing grounds - local waters contain a plethora of marine treasures, including dozens of species of fish, crabs, oysters, shrimp, and many other. Some local companies that offer guided fishing tours on board a traditional pirogue are: Paradise Fishing Gambia Denton Bridge Harbour, Banjul +316 28 21 34 32 Pa's Fishing Company 49 Gloucester Street, Banjul +220 729 3785

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.