Pet a rescued animal or stroll through a lush forest to observe monkeys at Abuko Nature Reserve, Gambia's first nature park with a protected status. Established in 1968, this popular tourist destination covers 107 hectares (264 acres), its landscapes ranging from savannahs to evergreen forests. In addition to over 270 bird species, the protected area shelters monkeys, antelopes, squirrels, monitor lizards, porcupines, and cane rats. Other notable residents include the famous Nile crocs and other reptiles, including pythons, green mambas, and forest cobras. Use our Banjul vacation builder to visit Abuko Nature Reserve on your trip to Banjul, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
Abuko Nature Reserve Reviews
My wife and I love our wildlife be it birds or 4 legged animals. The guide from our lodge took us here for the morning. We visited the large hide and got some great sightings. There is a shop where yo... more »
We zijn hier met onze gids Baxs geweest: een leuke wandeling door een junglepad naar het centrale deel met een paar apen en hyena's in kooien en een stand met Afrikaans houtsnijwerk. Onderweg een paar... more »We have been here with our guide Baxs: A nice walk through a jungle trail to the central part with a few monkeys and hyena's in cages and a stand with African carvings. Seen a few monkeys on the way. It struck us a little bit, perhaps we were there at the wrong time.
Just a walk in a jungle that is close to the street, no crocodiles, some bird, many monkeys, with our guide saying things like “that’s a tree”, “that’s a monkey”... ok is a nice walk in the nature but nothing more, and it ends with the saddest zoo I’ve ever seen
Beautiful place. Fanta, our guide was very nice and helpful. We learnt a lot! 😍
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