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River Gambia National Park

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Address: Banjul, Gambia
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Five flat islands comprise this national park, which is also known as...

Five flat islands comprise this national park, which is also known as Baboon Island. Primates are plentiful, as well as reptiles and birds.

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Wonderful experience

We did a trip down the river on a lazy day cruise it was a real experience the scenery was stunning and we learned alot about the birds and animals around the area defiantly a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a trip down the river on a lazy day cruise it was a real experience the scenery was stunning and we learned alot about the birds and animals around the area defiantly a must.

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Thank Ali H
Yorkshire England
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a wonderful day in the park although it rained constantly all day and we were soaked to the skin. Walking along the paths we saw monkeys jumping through the tree tops a variety of lizards and birds the odd creepy crawly, spiders mainly but lots of ants. there was a pool surrounded by a fence containing what I... More 

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midlands, uk
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Great food.... knowledgeable staff and an amazing experience....loved it...this is how things should be. The staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable....the food is simple and really tasty...and the chimps are amazing. A total highlight of our holiday

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Thank sparkielspa
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

On arrival at the project we were greeted by the friendly and welcoming manager Kelly, who showed us to our amazing safari tent, perched high on a cliff overlooking the river Gambia. A few moments later a huge troop of baboons crashed through the forest in the valley far below us, with a few climbing up into the trees, giving... More 

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5 Thank Caroline S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

The chimpanzee rehabilitation centre lodge is genuinely one of the most amazing places we've ever stayed. The luxury tents are perched on a cliff overlooking the jungle canopy with an incredible view of the river. We were amazed by how clean and comfortable everything was given the remote location. Fantastic staff and food too! If you come to one place... More 

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We rented a boat with a cook, driver and our own guide. The river is wonderfully quiet and beautiful.

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1 Thank HeidiMaria1212
Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

We had a magical experience at the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project for three days, two nights. The trips out on the boat seeing lots of chimps and other wildlife were spectacular; but the best bit was sitting on the deck of the water house as the sun goes down and the wildlife settles down for the night. From the birds flying... More 

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3 Thank Echoawaits
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

It's totally wort spending quite an amount of money for this experience. You'll be picked by a boat from Kuntaur or arrive by road via Kudang, then there is luxury camping with amazing views and solitude and wonderful food and very secure. During your stay there'll be different activities offered like watching the chimps and hippos from a boat (you're... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights/3 days at the CRP and it was amazing! Totally in love with the wild chimps. We saw many plus hippos, a crocodile, monkeys, baboons, birds, bushpigs (warthogs) and there was the opportunity to on a night walk to find all things nocturnal. The guides were brilliant! Food was great in the Waterhouse. Tents much better than... More 

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2 Thank Natalie S
Rugeley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

We spent two nights in the camp, a really interesting experience. Kelly made us very welcome and the food was good. There are a number of steps down to the Restaurant which can be a little hard going on the way back , but it is all very worth while doing. We went to the islands on 3 occasions and... More 

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