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Address: 15 Miles South of Banjul | Kombo North District, Banjul, Gambia
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This comparatively small and easily accessible wildlife reserve is home to...

This comparatively small and easily accessible wildlife reserve is home to a number of indigenous African birds.

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Interesting place

This place is beautiful if your after a sedate but long nature walk with lots of birds and monkeys. The animal orphanage needs some tlc and some education on environment and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Bushra18
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The 'protected' forest itself is very disappointing and most of the animals have left, bar a few monkeys. We walked through the forest with a guide but there really was nothing to point out. At the end you come to a 'rescue' centre. There are caged vultures, monkeys, tortoise, pelicans (all in one cage) and loads of uncastrated hyenas in... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is beautiful if your after a sedate but long nature walk with lots of birds and monkeys. The animal orphanage needs some tlc and some education on environment and animal rehabilitation but they are making the best of a bad job! It is worth a visit especially if you see the endangered west red colobus monkeys.

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Thank Bushra18
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great place to visit although quite a long walk. The monkeys are wonderful to see but the other animals in the cages don't seem quite as happy although still well looked after.

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Thank Ali H
Denver, Colorado
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345 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This nature preserve/research station/wild animal rehabilitation site is a must visit for anyone interested in the natural history of Gambia. The trails are safe and easy to follow, but be careful not to stop on/near a stream of ants on the move. Local experts are available to guide birders and further information is available at the observation deck of the... More 

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Thank Doug K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit for young and young at heart, monkeys were amazing, a little greedy but very friendly 😁

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Thank Kym N
Banjul, Gambia
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

You can see only voltures and Monkeys and a few hyaenas. It may be a good idea to take a walk with a guide. It is a different place in the Gambia.

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Thank Dursun Ali K
Tampere, Finland
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24 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Most of the Abuko park is nice and the monkeys are free, but there's also a part where they keep some monkeys and even an eagle in cages! The cages are too small and they do not seem to have a nice and happy life. I don't think that such intelligent creatures should be held in a prison and it... More 

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Washington Engaland
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We have visited a couple of times on our way to and from other attractions. Interesting walk and park even for those who are not serious bird watchers. Also a small zoo.

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Thank Curlycoat
Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We visited this park along with Lamin Lodge on a tour from Kololi. They insisted we paid for a tour guide to take us through the park, the guide was very uninformative, not really talking to us or telling us about the park but simply trying to get around as quickly as possible the forcibly asking for a large tip.... More 

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Thank Annie B
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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539 reviews
239 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

As much as I wanted to visit Abuko I was almost put off by some of the things said in the negative reviews but we were booking some bird watching trips with a bird guide and he assured us it was an important place to visit. He was not wrong! Our very informative guide, Musa Manneh (+220) 7834098, showed us... More 

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