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Abuko Nature Reserve

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15 Miles South of Banjul | Kombo North District, Banjul, Gambia
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Absolutely awful

I went there with a friend last week ( 2/12/17) We went equipped with a book of birds, binoculars... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thelonewolf2020
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London, United Kingdom
Dubious interest to a casual tourist

I've visited this site several times in search of birds. Whilst home to many species (some of them... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roylav
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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This comparatively small and easily accessible wildlife reserve is home to a number of indigenous African birds.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good23%
  • Average20%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible12%
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15 Miles South of Banjul | Kombo North District, Banjul, Gambia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went there with a friend last week ( 2/12/17) We went equipped with a book of birds, binoculars, 'ít aint half hot' outfits etc expecting to see wild birds in their natural habitats etc. There were no birds at all. Only a few baboons...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited this site several times in search of birds. Whilst home to many species (some of them very rare) they are not easy to see in the forest, and I'm not convinced that this is a location that a casual tourist would enjoy. If...More

Thank Roylav
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Abuko nature reserve isn’t like the big safari parks. There isn’t any big wildlife here but there’s plenty other stuff to see and check out. The walk itself takes about a good hour and it’s best to bring water and avoid the high noon. We...More

1  Thank Niels V
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is a good reserve if you are really interested in exploring the nature and go without any set expectations. There is no point going there just to tick the box on the places you visited. You need a proper, experienced and knowledgable guide with...More

1  Thank TraavelGeek
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

The national reservation abuko is nice place to visit during your stay in gambia despite there is not so much to see , but you can go inside the cage with hyena for example so good place for brave people.

1  Thank lena k
Reviewed 9 May 2017

One of the first trips i made was Abuko nature park. I was with Mustapha Barry,birdwatching guide, i was amazed by his knowledge about birds and nature, We had a nice walk and he spotted the most butifull birds like the violet and green Turaco,...More

1  Thank Hamieke
Reviewed 18 March 2017

The forest itself is a nice and peaceful place where you can see some animals in their natural habitat. Even some rare elusive red monkeys may be seen. You can spend a relaxing hour or two walking the trails and listening the nature. However, there...More

2  Thank hapapo
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

When we first got there the guy behind the desk was so ignorant and wouldn't answer us and when he did he had such a bad attitude. Went around the park with a guide, very long walk, saw a few monkeys but he only really...More

Thank lizzy r
Reviewed 28 February 2017

West African Reserves are not to be compared with the Wild Parks of East Africa or Botswana. The main attraction of Abuko are the rare Red Colobus Ape and the truly stunning birdlife, so the best thing to do is to stroll the Reserve accompanied...More

1  Thank c0pl0
Reviewed 25 February 2017

If you are bird watching or photographing then this is a must visit sight. We saw a good number of species including green and Violet Turacos along with giant Kingfishers.

Thank Peter B
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Atayah2014
29 January 2017|
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Response from Ali H | Reviewed this property |
No lions sorry
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