Abuko Forest Reserve is the Gambia’s oldest nature reserve. There you’ll see an immense variety of birdlife and families of monkeys leaping from tree to tree.
There’s also a small zoo where you’ll see baboons and hyenas.
After a few hours in the reserve it’s time for lunch at Lamin Lodge (D 300), a classic restaurant perched on stilts among the mangroves by one of the River Gambia’s tributaries.
After lunch it’s on to Tanji Village Museum, the Gambia’s first private museum, and a great place for learning about Gambian flora and fauna, history and crafts, as well as hearing local musicians.
After visiting the museum, you can continue to see Tanji’s bustling fish market.
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