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Bijilo Forest Park

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Address: Banjul, Gambia
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This park contains a wide variety of birds.

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Lots of monkey's!

It doesn't look like much but if you walk the trails you'll find small clusters of monkey's just waiting for a peanut :) Although we saw the same monkey's all over our hotel... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Norfolk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The day we went the monkeys were in hiding. We had an Official Tour Guide who walked us around the forest trails all the time calling out to the monkeys. But to no avail. The light coloured ones are the ones who come down to the ground for the peanuts whilst the red ones are more shy and stay up... More 

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Thank SmudgerNorfolk
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided to place the review even though we decided in the end not to go. The reasons behind it is there are so many monkeys around I did not feel I need to pay to see them. You can go in the afternoon for a coffee/lunch to the hotel(Senegambia is good) and there will be plenty. The other reason... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't look like much but if you walk the trails you'll find small clusters of monkey's just waiting for a peanut :) Although we saw the same monkey's all over our hotel, they were much more concentrated in the park. Signs say not too feed but most tourists do - buy nuts in town away from the park entrance... More 

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Thank buddyhollly
Skegness, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nature trail was very good , we had a guide, he was very helpful and knew his birds and nature. Did not see a crocodile at the swamp pool but saw some lovely birds and velvet and colobus monkey's. There is a platform you can bird and crocodile watch. Very pleasant few hours out.

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Rochester
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242 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sadly yet another tourist trap where they are waiting to rip you off. You pay 150 Dalasi to enter then a nice man tells you how dangerous the paths are and that bumsters hide and will jump out at you and how you should have a complimentary guide who only works for tips. Fact – It’s not dangerous and nobody... More 

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Pendle, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We got a taxi with a guide who we be-friended over a week. So glad he came with us as we would have got lost in the forest ! We expected to pay to get in and there to be 'kept' monkeys. Not so. Its a large forest where monkeys live. If you have peanuts, the brown monkeys will come... More 

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Thank Kerrie M
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59 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The park itself dosent look mutch to begin with. Many trees is cut down and you get a pretty lame first impression, BUT! continue on one of the trails, we took the blue and the green trail and meet lots and LOTS of monkeys. Both the social yellow once and the more shy red once. A tip is to not... More 

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Thank Karin H
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Without peanuts not monkeys. Only the little yellow monkeys come to you to eat out of your hand. There are also large red and black monkeys, but these avoid the visitors.

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Alingsas, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Great to see all of the monkeys inside the park. So sad though, that some parts of the park has been leveled and harvested due to the president's order to build a new hotel there. The plans were later abandoned, but not before many trees were cut down.

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Thank Stellan L
essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

a must stay as long as you want, get a guide i know a good one if you need one, had great days here, monkeys are so funny, they climb on your shoulder and you can walk round with them as long as you have nuts in your hands and its also good to feed the babies

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