Banjul, the capital of The Gambia, is less-visited than the luxury resorts spread along the coastline. A small seaport located on at the mouth of the River Gambia, it has a relatively low-key night-life compared to the tourist centres on the coast. Even so, during the day, it brims with energy and colour, offering a taste of authentic Africa.
Located on Banjul island, the city has long been a lucrative port and the harbour is always a hive of activity. Similarly, the city market, packed with fruit, fish, textiles and noisy hagglers, is a busy, bustling part of town. Though the atmosphere is typically African, the crumbling colonial structures and old museum echo the town’s colonial history. Arch 22, the main monument of the town, and the National Museum also offer an insight into the city’s history.
The capital is surrounded by some fantastic countryside. The city is joined to the mainland by waterways lined with dense mangroves. A magnet for exotic birds, these creeks are popular both with fisherman and bird-watchers. The Tanbi wetlands and Makasutu Culture forest are also particularly popular with nature enthusiasts. Banjul is also within easy reach of some beautiful beaches. Cape Point, Kololi and Kotu are only 20 minutes away, while further south, you can escape to the quiet shores of Gunjur and Sanyang and Kartong.
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