Popular Destinations in Gambia
Banjul is the capital city of the Gambia. The city is located on an island
where the Gambia River meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city is home to
several colonial buildings among which the most remarkable is the National
Museum, showcasing the Gambian culture and history. The lively Albert
Market features colorful textiles and local produce. The main entrance of
the city is marked by the colossal, columned Arch 22 gateway. Banjul is
also a gateway for trips to Abuko Nature Reserve. The reserve is home to
red colobus monkeys, Nile crocodiles, and more than 200 bird species.
Serekunda is a sprawling city in the Gambia. In the city, the immense
Serekunda Market sells textiles and local produce. There are plenty of
things to see and do here. The Kachikally Crocodile Pool in Serekunda
offers close encounters with crocodiles. The city is a gateway to the Tanji
Bird Reserve, which is located south along the coast. This bird reserve is
a haven for turtles. Wildlife lovers can visit the Abuko Nature Reserve, a
protected area housing multicolored butterflies, crested porcupines, and
parrots. In the east of town, the lagoons and mangroves of Tanbi Wetlands
National Park attract boating and fishing enthusiasts.
Bakau is a town located on the Atlantic coast of Gambia. The town is at the
west of Gambia's capital city of Banjul. Bakau is famous for its botanical
gardens, for the beaches at Cape Point, and its crocodile pool Bakau
Kachikally. The town is the first major suburb outside Banjul and is also
the most developed town in the country.