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Monkey Park

Visited with my guide from my hotel. As has been mentioned, the entrance has been moved due to the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MK16003
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Natural park

Good to see ant nest and crocodails. Mimleyen and çöktüren, different tropikal Trera. There are... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Dursun Ali K
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Banjul, Gambia
via mobile
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Having visited the Forest Park on numerous occasions, it is disappointing to discover that local construction works have led to a massive reduction in the size of the park. However, that’s not to say that it isn’t worth a trip. Walking around the park (guide recommended!) is a fabulous opportunity to spot a wide range of birds and monkeys in their natural habitats. If you’re lucky, you might even get the chance to pose for a pic with a monkey sat on your shoulder!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank hannah347
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

First of all please note that the entrance is now on the main road, about 300 yards east of the conference centre building site entrance (approx a 10 minutes walk from where google maps will tell you that the entrance is).

When you get there you will see some craft stalls on your left, people trying to see you nuts and some local guides sat around having a chat. The ticket office is the building ahead of you on the left hand side.

Guides are ‘optional’ but we would recommend taking up their services. They are knowledgeable of the park, it’s wildlife and plants and can take you on more bespoke routes to make the most of your time. They also keep in contact with each other sharing the best places to see the monkeys that day.

Once paired up with your guide make sure you buy some nuts. A reasonable tip is 100 Dalasi per person per hour (plus extra if they are good).

Mustafa was recommend to us before we went and we would recommend him too, ‘The Gambian Sean Connery’!

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank TeamHF
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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This used to be a great place to see birds in the early morning - both grey/green and red monkeys during the rest of the day - and if nothing else, a great wander through primeval forest - BUT the construction of a Chinese sponsored Conference Centre on a large part of the forest has driven all birds/monkeys elsewhere. Still of some interest but not what it was!!

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank Famrave
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Bijilo monkey park is great nature reserve, although it's smaller than it used to be now because of some on going construction. It's still a very cool place to visit in the Gambia. Just make sure you come with some peanuts for the monkeys. They are never tired of eating nuts.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Abby I
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Also known locally as monkey park can buy peanuts and feed the monkeys or just walk around and try to see them monkey must like it there as the are free to leave because only a small wall on one side bad thing is they chopped down the forest for Chinese conference center.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Henley G
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