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I learnt so much from this trip. The stories we were told were so touching and interesting I never once got bored! I watched the program roots before I arrived and being able to see where everything was going on was interesting. So much history...More
Wow, so much history. One if the major stops for people coming to the Roots festival. I visited the island during a different part if the year. The island is small but many of the structures are still standing to give you a good idea...More
A must see with a local experienced guide.
We arrived by our own hire car and were immediately welcomed by a group where we picked a guide who was unesco trained.
Took a short and very pleasant boat trip to James island. The quality of...More
The Trip to Fort James Island (Now renamed 'Kunta Kinteh' Island) is in fact a trip to the villages of Albreda Village, Juffureh Village & Kunta Kinteh Island.
The main boat stops at Albreda village, which now houses the new information centre and many historical...More
My husband and I attended James Island - renamed Kunta Kinteh Island as a part of the "Roots Homecoming Festival" Tour.
It was highly emotional for many reasons.
1. because we are the descendants of the kidnapped and enslaved Africans
2. Because the language used...More
My friend & I visited here on a day trip for the cultural history on the slave trade. It was very interesting to hear the history & make sure you visit the museum with awful slave manacles, weapons & photos! Only awful in the fact...More
The boat trip was very enjoyable on the way out with a nice lunch and cold beers. We had travelled around The Gambia a bit before the trip and we had seen a few schools and small towns and I suppose we were expecting to...More