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Jufureh, North Bank Division

#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Gambia
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Visit a predominantly Islamic village on the Gambia River at Jufureh--a popular tourist attraction due to its preserved colonial structures and Alex Haley's celebrated novel "Roots." The site once served as the departure point for British, Dutch, French, and pirate trade ships packed with gold, ivory, and slaves. Explore the ruins of forts, trading posts, and improvised slave dungeons, as well as a museum with a replica slave ship. Note that most of the ruins suffer from gradual decay due to coastal erosion, which washes away their foundations. To visit Jufureh on your holiday in North Bank Division, and find out what else North Bank Division has to offer, use our North Bank Division.
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  • this is a great place to visit. hope you have seen roots.. it is wonderful. the place to immaging what happened.. it is good to see and immaging... the history as he wrote it and the move protrayed...  more »
  • People born in the sixties and seventies surely know the tv serie “Roots. The character Kunta Kinteh is unforgettable. That’s the reason you should visit this place if you are in Gambia. The tiny...  more »

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