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Address: 15 Miles South of Banjul | Kombo North District, Banjul, Gambia
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This comparatively small and easily accessible wildlife reserve is home to...

This comparatively small and easily accessible wildlife reserve is home to a number of indigenous African birds.

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An Amazing Area of African Forest Close to Banjul

This nature preserve/research station/wild animal rehabilitation site is a must visit for anyone interested in the natural history of Gambia. The trails are safe and easy to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Denver, Colorado
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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit although quite a long walk. The monkeys are wonderful to see but the other animals in the cages don't seem quite as happy although still well looked after.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This nature preserve/research station/wild animal rehabilitation site is a must visit for anyone interested in the natural history of Gambia. The trails are safe and easy to follow, but be careful not to stop on/near a stream of ants on the move. Local experts are available to guide birders and further information is available at the observation deck of the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit for young and young at heart, monkeys were amazing, a little greedy but very friendly 😁

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Thank Kym N
Banjul, Gambia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

You can see only voltures and Monkeys and a few hyaenas. It may be a good idea to take a walk with a guide. It is a different place in the Gambia.

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Tampere, Finland
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Most of the Abuko park is nice and the monkeys are free, but there's also a part where they keep some monkeys and even an eagle in cages! The cages are too small and they do not seem to have a nice and happy life. I don't think that such intelligent creatures should be held in a prison and it... More 

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Washington Engaland
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5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

We have visited a couple of times on our way to and from other attractions. Interesting walk and park even for those who are not serious bird watchers. Also a small zoo.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

We visited this park along with Lamin Lodge on a tour from Kololi. They insisted we paid for a tour guide to take us through the park, the guide was very uninformative, not really talking to us or telling us about the park but simply trying to get around as quickly as possible the forcibly asking for a large tip.... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

As much as I wanted to visit Abuko I was almost put off by some of the things said in the negative reviews but we were booking some bird watching trips with a bird guide and he assured us it was an important place to visit. He was not wrong! Our very informative guide, Musa Manneh (+220) 7834098, showed us... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We visited Abuko as part of trip with Arch tours and really enjoyed it, great photo opportunities for bird watching and general wildlife. We saw loads of different birds including a giant kingfisher. At the end of the trail is a small zoo area which has baboons and Hyenas, however this is not best part of reserve.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

Abuko costs very little to get in - less than £1. The guide didn't really talk to us so we gained little from having him. Essentially you walk a long way to see animals in cages - not what we expected. Although the animal keepers took us inside the hyena pen which was pretty amazing. Then the long walk back... More 

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