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Top Things to do in The Gambia

Published on 20th November 2018
Ariel view of the town of Banjul in The Gambia
The Gambia is a small West African country that has a lot to offer. Not only are they affordable properties for sale for the keen property investor but there are plenty of things to see and do for those who are looking to make The Gambia their permanent residency. Here at Blue Ocean Properties, we know the Gambia property industry well and we can help you find your dream property today!
When you choose to buy or rent a property in any country, it’s always important to know exactly what the location has to offer. With this in mind, here are our top things to do in The Gambia:

Discover The Gambia

Bijilo Forest Park

Located on the coastal zone only 11km west of Banjul, the Bijilo Forest Park is a great way to explore The Gambia’s animals in their natural habitat, especially if you walk the 4.5km nature trail within the park. Animals that you are expected to see while visiting this park include birds, alligators, and other forest animals. However, when visiting the Bijilo Forest Park, be careful of those cheeky monkeys! 

River Gambia National Park

The River Gambia National Park is a beautiful sanctuary along the famous Gambia river. Take one of the boat rides down the river and you might just spot some hippos in their natural habitat, crocodiles along the river banks and many more animals.  

Experience the Culture

Brikama Craft Market

Located on the Brikama main street in western Gambia, The Brikama Craft Market was established in 1975 and offers over 50 craft stalls from locals who make and sell their artwork among other products. This is an ideal activity for the whole family! Local items you can expect to find on these unique craft stalls include painted calabashes, wood carvings, masks, Djembe drums and much more!

Visit the Capital Banjul

The capital of the Gambia sits on a segmented island where the river meets the Atlantic ocean. The Banjul cities main entrance is called the Arch 22, created in 1996 this iconic commemorative arch was built to mark the military coup from 1994. Other top things to explore in the capital of The Gambia include Albert market, Gambia national museum and Kunta Kinteh Island, the former English slave port full of the Gambia’s cultural significance.
Whether you are looking to explore real estate investment opportunities in The Gambia or look for your next dream home here, there are plenty of cultural and explorational things to see and do. If you are looking to start your Gambia real estate dream, don’t hesitate to contact Blue Ocean Properties today or view our latest properties.
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