Abuko Nature Reserve, Banjul

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Pet a rescued animal or stroll through a lush forest to observe monkeys at Abuko Nature Reserve, Gambia's first nature park with a protected status. Established in 1968, this popular tourist destination covers 107 hectares (264 acres), its landscapes ranging from savannahs to evergreen forests. In addition to over 270 bird species, the protected area shelters monkeys, antelopes, squirrels, monitor lizards, porcupines, and cane rats. Other notable residents include the famous Nile crocs and other reptiles, including pythons, green mambas, and forest cobras. Use our Banjul vacation builder to visit Abuko Nature Reserve on your trip to Banjul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Abuko National Park went from Pricked by taxi. The road went inland and it was interesting to see how and where to live in the Gambia. As soon as we entered the forest and entered on a footpath in the thicket, I was gripped with fear of the animal. Visitors, and of impenetrable, dark jungle wafted cold horror. I vividly imagined as something terrible now pops up, jump, or God forbid, creep, but if you raise your head up shines the bright African sun and blue sky look very picturesque variety of trees. Next we come to the cage with the hyenas. Caught in the moment when they are fed, and they with bloodied faces were running one after another snatching prey, and above them. flowers a flock of vultures. In General, exotics, we arrived in the Gambia. Recommend.
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  • Abuko Nature Reserve is well worth a visit for those who want to see birds. The guides are helpful and you will find many birds. Don't miss the cattle market in Abuko before bird watching.
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  • Just a walk in a jungle that is close to the street, no crocodiles, some bird, many monkeys, with our guide saying things like “that’s a tree”, “that’s a monkey”... ok is a nice walk in the nature but nothing more, and it ends with the saddest zoo I’ve ever seen
  • Beautiful place. Fanta, our guide was very nice and helpful. We learnt a lot! 😍
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