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River Gambia National Park

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Banjul, Gambia
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Hidden Heaven

I made the long road journey from Senegambia (6 hrs) avoiding dead donkeys , groups of monkeys and... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
jeffoclarko
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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A slow and relaxing boat trip on the river with amazing views

It was so relaxing to tour this national park on a boat for about 3 hours. We saw hippos... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
Lillie-Marie73
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Raseborg, Finland
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Five flat islands comprise this national park, which is also known as Baboon Island. Primates are plentiful, as well as reptiles and birds.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

I made the long road journey from Senegambia (6 hrs) avoiding dead donkeys , groups of monkeys and cows crossing the road. To be honest this made the journey more exciting(not the donkey). Police and military check points in most villages along the way, it's...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

It was so relaxing to tour this national park on a boat for about 3 hours. We saw hippos, crocodiles, all kind of birds and of course chimpanzees! This is a must do when in The Gambia!

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

My best advice is not to stay at the Chimpanzee project itself, At over £100 a night it is simply over priced. Better to stay at the nearby Kairoh Gardens (a bit rough n ready but only £7 a night) in Kuntaur and take a...More

3  Thank Paul W
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

I stayed two nights at the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project in a tented cabin overlooking the River Gambia National Park and Baboon Islands. I was there at the hottest time of the year (October), and man, it was HOT! But so worth it. The staff are...More

3  Thank dclemurgrrl
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Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Staying two nights at the Chimpanzee rehabilitation project and loved it. My wife is not really a big nature-goer, but this time we both enjoyed the stay a lot. The experience is probably the wildest thing you can have without nothing to worry about and...More

9  Thank YuriAxel
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Reviewed February 8, 2017

The Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project is indulgent in the experience it provides those fortunate enough to book a couple of nights at its camp on the mainland. When staying there, you'll easily see extraordinarily rare and lively red colobus monkeys plunging through the trees, while seeing...More

7  Thank priscillaferal
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Reviewed November 25, 2016

We did a trip down the river on a lazy day cruise it was a real experience the scenery was stunning and we learned alot about the birds and animals around the area defiantly a must.

2  Thank Ali H
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

We had a wonderful day in the park although it rained constantly all day and we were soaked to the skin. Walking along the paths we saw monkeys jumping through the tree tops a variety of lizards and birds the odd creepy crawly, spiders mainly...More

1  Thank kjowitt
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Reviewed August 14, 2016

Great food.... knowledgeable staff and an amazing experience....loved it...this is how things should be. The staff are enthusiastic and knowledgeable....the food is simple and really tasty...and the chimps are amazing. A total highlight of our holiday

4  Thank sparkielspa
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Reviewed March 10, 2016

On arrival at the project we were greeted by the friendly and welcoming manager Kelly, who showed us to our amazing safari tent, perched high on a cliff overlooking the river Gambia. A few moments later a huge troop of baboons crashed through the forest...More

8  Thank Caroline S
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FionaMTait
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Response from Paul W | Reviewed this property |
First of all it is a very long way! 7 hours by car. My regular driver is Musa - Tel (+220 if dialling from abroad) 991 4630. Very reliable and a nice big mini van. you could stop off for a night at Tendaba either going or... More
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Yes she will love it,you both will,enjoy. You both have to be relativly fit ,if you see my pic in blue shirt passing the termite hill you can see how steep the steps are but it will be a great experience for you... More
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