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Western Gambia

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Western Gambia lies along the country's short Atlantic coast and the land around the mouth of the Gambia River.


Kachikally Sacred Crocodile Pool
Monkeys in Bijilo Forest Park.
Batik at the Brikama Market.

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  • Makasutu Culture Forest, Serekunda (north of Brikama). A 1000-ha reserve of mangroves, palm groves and savannahs with baboons, monkeys, birds and monitor lizards. About 45 min from Banjul - a D1300 taxi ride, and the driver will wait for you.



  • Brikama Market. Big market with some interesting stores, e.g., batik
  • Brikama Craft Market (ca 10 km north of Brikama, i.e., too far to walk from Brikama). 20-30 small stores with mostly wood carvings. Better selection than the similar stores at tourist attractions and hotels
  • Gena Bes Batiks, no 16, Salung St, Bakau (in Bakau between the old Kachikally Cinema and the Crocodile pool), +220 449 5614. Nice batik designs From D1000.



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