Places of Interest

Places of Interest

The Gambia has many places that will enthrawl and delight you, Here are just a small selection.

Taste the CIty Life

The best way to see the Capital, Banjul is on foot. Feel the hustle and bustle of the Albert Market, do some shopping - there are plenty of Souvenirs, Batik, Silver Smiths and Jewellery stalls to choose from - be prepared to do some good natured bargaining. A woodcarving or two is a must and Tailors will gladly run up clothes to order.

The Banjul Arch

Built by Presedent Jammeh to symbolise the second republic. Climb to the top and take in the Panoramic view of the Harbour. There is a small Museum on the top floor and a Bar offering soft refreshments.

Take the Ferry

Cross the river to Barra, which is an important departure point for transport to North Senegal; here you will also find Fort Bullen.

Fort Bullen

This lies on the entrance to the Gambia River, built by the British in 1826 to protect the Capital, which in colonial days was known as Bathhurst.

Tanji Village

A Fishing Village on the coastal Road heading towards the South Gambia border, it is worth stopping to see where they smoke the fish and dont miss the Camels on the way. On the othre side of the Village you will find Tanji Museum, where you can visit a mock village, watch the weavers at work, learn about the history and culture of village life. They have some very intreesting and unusual plants - learn about the local remedies.

Brikama Wood Carving

The market is a few miles after the Airport. It is a centre for all wood carving in The Gambia. Watch the wood carvres at work and maybe pick up a bargain! On your return, why not pop in at Kim Kombo and sample some locally made liqueurs.

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