Take a day trip from Banjul to the Abuko Nature Reserve

Just a half an hour drive from Banjul Beach is the Abuko Nature Reserve where you can experience a wide range of rare wildlife. The wildlife park is quite small compared to others in the region but it’s buzzing with animal activity. You’ll be able to see more than 250 species of bird, making it one of the best bird watching areas in the region. Spend a day spotting the larger bird species including ospreys, spoonbills, storks and pelicans.

Take a walk through the reserve to explore the different wetlands including various lakes and scaling forestry. See the Nile crocodiles and snakes as well as 52 mammal species like the bush babies, bushbuck and three types of monkeys including the endangered western red colobus monkeys.