Abuko Nature Reserve, Banjul

2.2
#4 of 8 in Wildlife in Banjul
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.
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  • A beautiful park, the fact is that there are animals in cages but they are animals that were saved from illegal breeders.  more »
  • With luck you can see a few monkeys away. The monkeys are not trusting. I saw a blue-red macaw and a hand-sized spider. That was it with wild animals ;). With luck you can see crocodiles at the crocodile lake. In the middle of the park there is a monkey cage and a hyena cage. The animals were partially injured (rank fights...) and it was generally rather sad to see the animals there. Some have also shown significant behavioural disorders. At this point, however, there are free-living monkeys, which are also more trusting here. Generally, this is a very nice park. Especially if you want to go longer and want a bit of "adventure", you are right here. Wonderful nature!
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  • 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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