Found in western Africa, Gambia is a small country surrounded by Senegal on all sides except the Atlantic coastline. Even with the small size, Gambia has stunning natural and manmade attractions. Along the Atlantic coastline, visitors can relax along the beautiful golden beaches. It’s a tropical paradise with a cool breeze, warm sea, matured palms and there’s no crowding. Going inland, the Gambia River excursion offers a stunning experience with views of wildlife, countryside, and historic slave stations along the way. Inland, start with the puzzling Wassu Stone Circles.
It’s a UNESCO site whose origin remains a mystery. At Banjul, you are in the country’s capital. There’s history and culture to explore here. Nature tourists can stop by Bijilo Forest Park, Abuko Nature reserve, and Makasutu Culture Forest for bird watching and wildlife exploration. And Janjanbureh and Fort James hold the historical slave trade tale in the region.
Before you leave, try Domoda, the Gambian peanut stew, and the national dish. And on May/June, you can join in the celebration of the International Roots Homecoming Festival. There’s traditional music, dance, and art to explore.