River Gambia National Park

Gambia - Classic Gambia

The winding stretch of the River Gambia lined as it is with a green belt of jungle riparian forest evokes the steamy Congo Basin rather than the Sahel. The centrepiece of this fantastic national park was first gazetted to protect Baboon Island and four smaller islets.

Tourists are strictly forbidden from setting foot on the islands, because of the potential danger posed by the animals, which can be aggressive in nature towards human trespassers. This is to protect the health of the chimps, who are vulnerable to human-borne diseases. However, the islands and their inhabitants can be observed by boat.

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