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Bijilo Forest Park

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Address: Banjul, Gambia
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This park contains a wide variety of birds.

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Went there this week with our driver/guide. Really enjoyed the interactive experience with the monkeys. They will come and feed from your hands if you have peanuts, they are not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ComeonAugust
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Sussex UK
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Sussex UK
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118 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there this week with our driver/guide. Really enjoyed the interactive experience with the monkeys. They will come and feed from your hands if you have peanuts, they are not aggressive but can be impatient! We saw lots of native birds and other monkey species in the trees. It is true that a lot of the forest has been cut.... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The monkey park was just around the corner from our hotel so we visited and spent a couple of hours there taking pictures of the monkey's and we stopped for a drink before leaving and purchased a nice painting. There was talk of them building a conference centre at Bijilo Forest Park when we was there and it was not... More 

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Thank Fitzy2014
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7 reviews
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Sympathetic guides and a nice and relaxing stroll to chill between your beach holiday. Be sure to see dozens of monkeys, but you should not feed them.

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Thank elisae554
Heers, Belgium
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109 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

this used to be a (bird)Paradise but since they have literally erased every tree and plants in the first 500 meters, there is nothing anymore. at the entrance, there is maybe 50m tree and plants left, just enough to feed the monkeys. Beyond this there is an open space where everything is removed : no more plants and trees. (it... More 

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Thank Robert D
Tampere, Finland
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Also known as "Monkey Park". There are lots of monkeys throughout the forest, but that's it. Some of the monkeys are quite tame so you can feed them. Although feeding monkeys is officially forbidden, it was common among the tourists. The forest area is quite small and not very interesting as such. Part of the forest has been razed to... More 

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Thank hapapo
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Amazing place great walk so much to see birdwatchers paradise good to wander through in the shade for few hours lots birds,monkeys,lizards tropical trees and vegetation

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Thank Janice B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We enjoyed our couple of hours at the Bijilo Forest Park with the monkeys as we didn’t have the presence of them at our hotel in Kotu. We bought some nuts from outside the park and decided to proceed without a ‘guide’, enjoying the company of the grey monkeys, sitting on our shoulders and opening our hands to get at... More 

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1 Thank Marilyn D
Kololi, Gambia
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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This park is an important wildlife park and should be a conserved area, sadly it is being demolished, who knows why, there is plenty of other land to build on here in The Gambia!

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Thank TravellerAS
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22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

I love the monkey park that's why it's got 5🌟but I was so saddened to see that so many of the trees there had been cleared. I hope that no more are taken away. Our guide Lamin who I call my Gambian brother explained why and who made this happen I hope now things are different in The Gambia the... More 

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Norfolk
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

The day we went the monkeys were in hiding. We had an Official Tour Guide who walked us around the forest trails all the time calling out to the monkeys. But to no avail. The light coloured ones are the ones who come down to the ground for the peanuts whilst the red ones are more shy and stay up... More 

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