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Abuko Nature Reserve

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A good guide is a must

We came here with a guide from our guesthouse, but he only guided us through some paths so we... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Barcelona, Spain
Birds galore!

We visited this nature reserve as part of a birding holiday in The Gambia. We had our own... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Susan W
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This comparatively small and easily accessible wildlife reserve is home to a number of indigenous African birds.
15 Miles South of Banjul | Kombo North District, Banjul, Gambia
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

Every where I looked I saw monkies. We took an interesting walk in the reserve and were told about the different vegetation, the history and the purpose of the reserve. Because I am a city girl the monkies were a delight. For lunch we were...More

Thank judith w
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The reserve consists of a fairly narrow strip of land with paths meandering through it. We didn't see much bird life but it's probably there. We did see a few monkey, but not many. Sadly the "zoo" at the far end has an air of...More

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 19 June 2018

A long trip for not very much. Such a sad place - yes, there were lots of birds around, but the rewards of seeing and hearing these were more than overcome by the mangy hyaenas (in the same pen as), vultures etc. I think in...More

2  Thank Kombi58
Reviewed 14 June 2018

We came here with a guide from our guesthouse, but he only guided us through some paths so we didn't see too much. The park itself is a nice place to see birds and monkeys (we saw more monkeys here than at Bijilo park), I...More

Thank Just_the_Wanderer
Reviewed 7 May 2018

We visited this nature reserve as part of a birding holiday in The Gambia. We had our own birdguide, Mas Sangeng, arranged by Farakunku Lodges where we were based, however there are guides available to hire at the reserve. Our guide was excellent and we...More

1  Thank Susan W
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Pretty poor attraction. As said before, the animals caged at the back of the reserve are poorly maintained and look unhappy. Go else where!

2  Thank GreatFind_Cotswolds
Reviewed 29 January 2018

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

3  Thank JohnandKathyP
Reviewed 2 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

2  Thank Sam C
Reviewed 15 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

4  Thank Thelonewolf2020
Reviewed 8 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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Response from angler29 | Reviewed this property |
poisoned along with the other animals.