What to do and see in Banjul, Banjul Division: The Best Places and Tips
At the mouth of the Gambia River, Banjul is an oft overlooked seaport hub of economic and cultural activity. Welcoming visitors into town is Arch 22, a historical monument that also houses a modest textile museum. The city itself is home also to the African Heritage Museum as well as numerous bustling markets. The surrounding area boasts sunny beach resorts as well as nature reserves and national parks where monkeys, birds, hippos and hyenas go about their daily routines in the wild.
1. Bijilo Forest Park
4 based on 380 reviews
This park contains a wide variety of birds.
Reviewed By mazzap - EnglandEngland
Worst Tourist Attraction I’ve Ever Been To
Paid £3.20 entrance for 2 of us. Really wished we hadn’t bothered going at all. Aggressive people within the entrance area trying to force you to buy peanuts for feeding to the monkeys. Even the female ticket seller (who claimed to be the deputy park rang
2. River Gambia National Park
4.5 based on 96 reviews
Five flat islands comprise this national park, which is also known as Baboon Island. Primates are plentiful, as well as reptiles and birds.
Reviewed By Lionotours - Kotu, GambiaKotu, Gambia
The River is most physical feature of The Gambia,It divides the country into north and south banks of Gambia.it takes it sure from an Island in Conakry, call Futa djalon island. It got two waters namely fresh and salt waters. Blessed with various fish and
3. Albert Market
4 based on 229 reviews
Reviewed By fringblom - Stockholm, SwedenStockholm, Sweden
Best way to get here is to get a fixed price with a guide to help you navigate the market. It is huge and the risk of getting lost is big. It is not very touristy and you have everything from leather, to carpentry, tailoring and fish. The market has every
4. Banjul - Barra Ferry Service
4 based on 30 reviews
Reviewed By graham e - Birkenhead, United KingdomBirkenhead, United Kingdom
What an experience
Took the early morning ferry from Banjul to Senegal. After waiting in the local market for our guide to collect the tickets we boarded, with what seemed half of Gambia, the ferry. The sights and sounds are amazing with overloaded lorries and vans squeezin
5. Abuko Nature Reserve
3.5 based on 163 reviews
This comparatively small and easily accessible wildlife reserve is home to a number of indigenous African birds.
Reviewed By Susan W
We visited this nature reserve as part of a birding holiday in The Gambia. We had our own birdguide, Mas Sangeng, arranged by Farakunku Lodges where we were based, however there are guides available to hire at the reserve. Our guide was excellent and we w
6. Arch 22
3 based on 133 reviews
Reviewed By lizzielicious - Lagos, NigeriaLagos, Nigeria
So much potential but run down
The arch is one of those must see monuments in The Gambia. Unfortunately it’s not been well looked after and maintained- the elevator doesn’t work and the stairway is really dark which is dangerous because it’s a winding, loopy staircase. When we reached
7. King Fahad Mosque
4.5 based on 3 reviews
Reviewed By raoufbarrak
Although I am a traveler I went there to perform Friday prayer they are very well organized. Parking is available valet is also available for $5.
8. National Museum
3.5 based on 15 reviews
Reviewed By MRichardson2014 - Lake of Bays, CanadaLake of Bays, Canada
Well curated little museum
The exhibits in this small museum have surprising scope and depth with lots of black and white photos, maps, costumes, instruments and prehistoric stone tools - but no masks. Some to the themes include weaving done by men, ceramics by women, Gesseh weddin
9. Kiang West National Park
3 based on 14 reviews
A diverse population of birds, mammals, reptiles and fish live in this vast wildlife preserve.
Reviewed By travellerNEEngland - NE EnglandNE England
Not worth long trip even for keen birders
I was disappointed by our trip to West Kiang National Park. Perhaps we did not spend enough time there, but could find as many birds in hotel gardens etc. Accommodation in the area is very basic.
10. Roman Catholic Cathedral
3.5 based on 6 reviews
Reviewed By Andy W - Zaventem, BelgiumZaventem, Belgium
Part of history
While not on most visitor's places to visit after several trips to Banjul I finally made the stop. It is in need of repair but it is an important part of the history of the area and after the visit and reading about it I am glad I made the stop.