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Makasutu Culture Forest

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Interesting morning

Interesting Morning with good guide. There’s a nice walk down to the creek through the forest and... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
DiggerOne
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East Sussex
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Best to go when staying locally

We went to the Makasutu forest from the Mandina Lodges which are within the forest area so we had... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
DerrickJS
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Esher, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Interesting Morning with good guide. There’s a nice walk down to the creek through the forest and the guide was insightful. The area by the creek is currently very quiet - it’s off season so we were the only people there - this was a...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We were guided around the forest - many different trees and plants to see but not the bird life we were expecting. It was great to come across the baboons. However, the cultural experience was a visit to a Witch Doctor who was making healing...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

My favourite trip as a guide due to my love for nature. The tranquillity of the boat trip, the fortune tell and palm tapper. The fascinating part for me is the arrival of the entertainers by boat at night with fire as a source of...More

1  Thank Dam A
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful river views, a boat trip, local food, live music & baboons are all found there. Must visit!

1  Thank Laurine E
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This was on the list of places to go, and we were glad we did. We asked our hotel guide to take us, and it is a little off the beaten track, but wow. If you are in The Gambia, go here! The guide there...More

1  Thank GreatFind_Cotswolds
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Experience wildlife and bird life lovely to walk through at your own pace. Birds in abundance. Wonderful place.

1  Thank Adele A
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We went to the Makasutu forest from the Mandina Lodges which are within the forest area so we had no taxi fees, entry costs or guiding issues. The forest area is vast and includes a number of villages. You can walk freely and see all...More

1  Thank DerrickJS
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely place to visit, with a ride on a boat through the mangroves with the guide pointing out the many birds. Then a stroll through the forest telling you about the trees and medicine the can be used for the guide is...More

1  Thank lancashirepanda
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Half day trip consisted of walk to base camp through woodland with a guide who pointed out trees and their medicinal uses, lots of baboons around, tea or coffee, climb up viewing tower, boat trip with guide, pool available, unused except by monkeys, and restrooms,...More

2  Thank happyholsWirral
Reviewed 7 February 2018

We were down there to do Tanji on the coast but my travel partner decided to pop in. High entrance fee for a local trip, forest walk interesting, the river trip was about 30 minutes. And really the local "cultural" entertainment was not there nor...More

2  Thank Nightowl0808
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annwf17
2 November 2016|
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Response from faticosta | Reviewed this property |
Makasutu have different programs, depending the hour of arrival. Usually in the morning and before departing for the river tour there is a waiting period where a coffee or tea will be served, then the river will take 30/45... More
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jarvo2001
19 October 2016|
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Response from Daniel19721972 | Reviewed this property |
Hi We did it also with the regular green and yellow taxi's and payed an entrance fee at the gate. No need to book in advance, certainly outside the season. Be aware that no food is available outside the touristic season!
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