"Abuko Nature Reserve" Abuko by Wafro

Abuko Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 8 photos

The Abuko Nature Reserve is located 20 km from Banjul.
It is open to visitors throughout the year.
The reserve is well managed and contains a tremendous diversity in vegetation.
The central portion of the reserve is composed of ground-water or gallery forest which surrounds a chain of 3 pools.
Here you can spot a lot of the local wildelife.

Four species of primate occur in the reserve; the red colobus, the green or vervet monkey, the red patas and the bushbaby. Other mammals present include sitatunga, bush buck, duiker, squirrels, porcupine, and a variety of rodents. Reptiles present include Nile and dwarf Crocodile, Lizard, Geckos, Adders, Cobras and green mamba.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Easy to reach and accessible.
  • Cons:Only 134ha big
  • In a nutshell:If you wanna spot the Gambian wildlife, this is the place to be!
  • Intro Updated Aug 13, 2005
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  • Apr 2, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    I was dismayed to see Abuko has hyenas etc in captivity. Apparently some are orphaned, but some are definitely just an exhibit (they're from the zoo). There's no need for this - visitors come to see wildlife in its natural state, not kept in a prison.


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