The best places to see chimpanzees

Want to catch a glimpse of our closest genetic relatives? Here’s where to head.

The Gambia’s best birdwatching sites

Close to 600 species of bird have been recorded in The Gambia. To be in with the best chance of spotting some of them, you should head to one of these sites. 

The Gambia – for crocodile pools, handicrafts and indulgent eco-lodges

Didn’t think it was possible to get a taste of Africa in a long weekend? Think again.

The Stone Circles of Senegambia

Author Philip Briggs explores these ancient stone circles, each one reminiscent of a miniature Stonehenge, which form one of Africa’s most enigmatic and intriguing archaeological relicts.

Alex Haley, Juffureh and the Roots saga

The Roots Tour to Juffureh and environs remains one of the most popular excursions from the resorts that line the coast south of Banjul thanks to Aley Haley’s Roots.

Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project

Author Philip Briggs describes the work of The Gambia’s Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project.

 

The road to ruin

Abandoned cities, crumbling stelaes, slave trade relicts – Africa really does have some remarkable ruins. 

Traditions and taboos in The Gambia

Philip Briggs sheds some light on some of the beliefs and taboos held in The Gambia.