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West Africa travel guide

West Africa - The Gambia (Chapter)

8th Edition Sep 2013

This is the The Gambia chapter from Lonely Planet's West Africa guidebook.

Small fishing villages, nature reserves and historic slaving stations are all within easy reach of The Gambia's Atlantic resorts. It's also a bird lovers' utopia, and ecolodges and wildlife parks dot the inland like a green belt around the coast.

  • indulge in fabulous food, then party the night away in the Atlantic Coast resorts
  • maps
  • get teased by monkeys on the 4.5km nature trail in Bijilo Forest Park and look out for rare birds and giant crocodiles in tiny Abuko Nature Reserve
  • transport
  • follow the call of the birds in the forest around Janjangbureh (Georgetown)
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Understand The Gambia, The Gambia Today, History, Culture, People of The Gambia, Arts & Crafts, Food & Drink, Environment, Directory, Transport, Banjul, Serekunda & the Atlantic Coast, Western Gambia, Abuko Nature Reserve, Makasutu Culture Forest & Ballabu Conservation Project, Tanji, Brufut & around, Gunjur, Lower Gambia River, Jufureh & James Island, Upper Gambia River, Janjangbureh & around.

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