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Abuko Nature Reserve

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15 Miles South of Banjul | Kombo North District, Banjul, Gambia
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A nice walk, but not much else . . .

Situated on the side of the airport road to Serekunda and the beach resorts, the park is easily... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JohnandKathyP
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London, United Kingdom
Don't bother coming from the beach resorts

I happened to be staying nearby waiting for a flight so spent the morning walking around the... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2018
Sam C
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London, United Kingdom
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This comparatively small and easily accessible wildlife reserve is home to a number of indigenous African birds.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good22%
  • Average21%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible11%
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“bird watching” (6 reviews)
“nice walk” (5 reviews)
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15 Miles South of Banjul | Kombo North District, Banjul, Gambia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on the side of the airport road to Serekunda and the beach resorts, the park is easily reached by taxi from most hotels, and is an ideal ‘on your own’ half day out when you have exhausted your tour operators organised trip portfolio. The...More

Thank JohnandKathyP
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I happened to be staying nearby waiting for a flight so spent the morning walking around the reserve. Don't expect to see any wildlife except birds and a couple of monkeys. The animal "orphanage" is really depressing and the guides let a tourist get in...More

1  Thank Sam C
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

I went there with a friend last week ( 2/12/17) We went equipped with a book of birds, binoculars, 'ít aint half hot' outfits etc expecting to see wild birds in their natural habitats etc. There were no birds at all. Only a few baboons...More

3  Thank Thelonewolf2020
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

I've visited this site several times in search of birds. Whilst home to many species (some of them very rare) they are not easy to see in the forest, and I'm not convinced that this is a location that a casual tourist would enjoy. If...More

Thank Roylav
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Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Abuko nature reserve isn’t like the big safari parks. There isn’t any big wildlife here but there’s plenty other stuff to see and check out. The walk itself takes about a good hour and it’s best to bring water and avoid the high noon. We...More

1  Thank Niels V
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a good reserve if you are really interested in exploring the nature and go without any set expectations. There is no point going there just to tick the box on the places you visited. You need a proper, experienced and knowledgable guide with...More

1  Thank TraavelGeek
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The national reservation abuko is nice place to visit during your stay in gambia despite there is not so much to see , but you can go inside the cage with hyena for example so good place for brave people.

1  Thank lena k
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

One of the first trips i made was Abuko nature park. I was with Mustapha Barry,birdwatching guide, i was amazed by his knowledge about birds and nature, We had a nice walk and he spotted the most butifull birds like the violet and green Turaco,...More

1  Thank Hamieke
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The forest itself is a nice and peaceful place where you can see some animals in their natural habitat. Even some rare elusive red monkeys may be seen. You can spend a relaxing hour or two walking the trails and listening the nature. However, there...More

2  Thank hapapo
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

When we first got there the guy behind the desk was so ignorant and wouldn't answer us and when he did he had such a bad attitude. Went around the park with a guide, very long walk, saw a few monkeys but he only really...More

Thank lizzy r
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Atayah2014
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