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Banjul cemetery & Beach cattle

Banjul cemetery & Beach cattle

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When looking at the map, Gambia is overshadowed by Senegal on most sides except for its western side where the Atlantic Ocean is its neighbour. Banjul is a seaport town that is located on St Mary’s Island, just before the mouth of the Gambia River. It was founded by the British in 1816 and is at present the capital of Gambia.

This is where the main hub of economic activities takes place and where the headquarters of the peanut and fishing industries are located, two of Gambia’s important products. The markets, where various crafts and jewellery are sold, and the harbour with all its fishing vessels make a pleasant sight. The African Heritage museum has a collection of African art that various according to the visitor’s wallets. Visitors can buy the works of art, hereby contributing to both a dynamic exhibition and support of the local artists.

Plenty of buses leave to other destinations in Gambia and there are regular flights to many destinations from the Banjul Airport. There are some fancy resorts at the seafront where travelers can enjoy the sun and beach, principally in Bakau area..

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