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River Gambia National Park

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A wild adventure

The RGNP is a beautiful sanctuary in contrast to the bustle of the coast. It is well worth... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
greenway13k
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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The river Gambia national park is an ideal place to visit while on holiday in The Gambia. A boat... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Dam A
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The RGNP is a beautiful sanctuary in contrast to the bustle of the coast. It is well worth travelling to see the impressive habitats and wildlife. I was lucky to find a great taxi driver called Amadou. His English was great and he was knowledgeable...More

1  Thank greenway13k
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Went on a boat to go from Banjul to the colony and was surprised how wide the river was, which meant we did not really see anything along the river apart from water, so wasn't as exiting as thought it was going to be

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

The river Gambia national park is an ideal place to visit while on holiday in The Gambia. A boat ride gives you the rare opportunity to spot hippos in their natural habitat, Crocs on the river banks and Chimps in a rehabilitation center keeping them...More

2  Thank Dam A
Reviewed 5 March 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

4  Thank jeffoclarko
Reviewed 24 February 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!

2  Thank Lillie-Marie73
Reviewed 22 January 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

10  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 11 December 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

5  Thank dclemurgrrl
Reviewed 14 March 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

11  Thank YuriAxel
Reviewed 8 February 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

8  Thank priscillaferal
Reviewed 25 November 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.

3  Thank Ali H
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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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