Wonderful wildlife in Gambia

Aside from the golden beaches, endless sunshine and welcoming locals, Gambia serves up some of the most diverse and fascinating wildlife on the continent.

You won’t find the big five in this small West African country, but you will find a plethora of bird species, primates and mammals across its easily accessed national parks and reserves.

Although a small population of leopards remains, these rare cats are both nocturnal and rarely seen but you’ll certainly have more luck spotting a hippo in The River Gambia National Park.

Monkey business

Six primate species can be found in Gambia, with the most commonly spotted being confident vervet monkeys and guinea baboons that live mainly on the ground.

Birder's paradise

According to Chris Packham of BBC’s Springwatch, Gambia is one of the best bird-watching destinations in the world, with over 560 species of birds gracing the West African Country.

Helpful crocodiles

Nile crocodiles are fairly widespread in Gambia and are one of the largest species that prefer freshwater to salt.

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