Most tourists visiting the Gambia head to the beaches to relax. However if you want to see more of this beautiful country the interior full of untouched rainforest, amazing wildlife, and fascinating villages you can visit.
• The sacred Kachikally Crocodile Pool near the coastal resort of Serrekunda invites (willing) tourists to pet giant crocs - each of whom has a name!
• Abuko Nature Reserve is easy to reach by public transport from both the coastal resorts and Banjul, and has monkeys, Nile crocodiles, snakes and birds galore.
•Located on the coast, Bijilo Forest Park offers beach dwellers the chance to escape the sand for close contact with cheeky monkeys.
• Bintang Bolong is a giant lodge on the Gambia river offering boat trips and activities (such as baby croc spotting) for those who wish to explore the natural landscape of central Gambia. The camp works closely with the local community, employing villagers and supporting hospitals.