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Bijilo Forest Park

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Senegambia Highway, Banjul, Gambia
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Lovely place spoilt by people feeding the monkeys

Let me start with the positive. Our guide was really great, and introduced himself as the park... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter D
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Loved it

We visited early morning before the park officially opened to the public, so glad we did, we had... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
mjbex
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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This park contains a wide variety of birds.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“red monkeys” (10 reviews)
“monkey nuts” (10 reviews)
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Senegambia Highway, Banjul, Gambia
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"red monkeys"
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"monkey nuts"
in 10 reviews
"trees and plants"
in 4 reviews
"friendly monkeys"
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"monkey business"
in 4 reviews
"few hours"
in 9 reviews
"red velvet"
in 3 reviews
"bijilo forest"
in 3 reviews
"local guide"
in 8 reviews
"the main road"
in 6 reviews
"bird life"
in 10 reviews
"lovely birds"
in 3 reviews
"natural environment"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 3 reviews
"termite mounds"
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"great morning"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Let me start with the positive. Our guide was really great, and introduced himself as the park manager. He knew the animals and birds very well and was chatty and informative throughout. The park itself is quite extensive and well worth a walk around and...More

Thank Peter D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited early morning before the park officially opened to the public, so glad we did, we had the forest to ourselves and were able to interact with lots of monkeys. My son was over the moon. Very disappointed to see construction work destroying half...More

Thank mjbex
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here with our daughters. We weren’t quite sure what was going on when we arrived. I’d read that you shouldn’t feed the monkeys nuts, so we side stepped the pushy peanuts sales in the car park. When we bought our tickets we were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit. We had a guide Dansa Bah who really looked after my wife and I. Don't buy nuts from the people in the car park; wait until you pay your entry fee and buy from the lady at the...More

Thank MJandPJ_53
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited the Forest Park on numerous occasions, it is disappointing to discover that local construction works have led to a massive reduction in the size of the park. However, that’s not to say that it isn’t worth a trip. Walking around the park (guide...More

Thank hannah347
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all please note that the entrance is now on the main road, about 300 yards east of the conference centre building site entrance (approx a 10 minutes walk from where google maps will tell you that the entrance is). When you get there...More

Thank TeamHF
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This used to be a great place to see birds in the early morning - both grey/green and red monkeys during the rest of the day - and if nothing else, a great wander through primeval forest - BUT the construction of a Chinese sponsored...More

Thank Famrave
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Bijilo monkey park is great nature reserve, although it's smaller than it used to be now because of some on going construction. It's still a very cool place to visit in the Gambia. Just make sure you come with some peanuts for the monkeys. They...More

Thank Abby I
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Also known locally as monkey park can buy peanuts and feed the monkeys or just walk around and try to see them monkey must like it there as the are free to leave because only a small wall on one side bad thing is they...More

Thank Henley G
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Gambians refer to Bijilo as "the monkey park" and you will definitely see the Green Vervet Monkeys up close and personal as they "mug" you for peanuts. Unless you are really really interested in the different species of trees growing on the coast there...More

Thank Rick S
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