Self-drive to Janjanbureh


Thinking of hiring a self-drive car? Thanks everyone for the great response to the public transport blog. This next one looks at self-drive private hires and offers advice to anyone considering driving themselves to Janjanbureh. Enjoy… Many people shudder at the thought of hiring a self-drive in Gambia and you often hear visitors talking negatively …

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The story of the dead cow

Decomposition in Gambia

There’s no waste in nature! I apologise in advance if my story offends anyone but this is The Gambia! People say in Africa when an animal dies all will be eaten.So let’s see.I’m writing this basically because a cow wandered into my garden by mistake, it was sick and had come through the fence and …

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Gambia’s wildlife, the big five!


Gambia’s wildlife, most people are aware of Africa’s ‘Big Five’ land animals. It was a term originally used by hunters. It described the most difficult and dangerous of the animals to hunt on foot. These days it is more often used as a selling point to attract nature and wildlife tourists to countries such as …

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A bush pig’s tail

Bushpig AKA warthog

Gambia bush pig, AKA warthog is healthy, sustainable, mostly organic, certainly free-range, cheap and delicious. Bush pig is also an important part of the diet for many of the Christians in The Gambia. It’s not always available, even here in the provinces and increasingly much of what is caught locally is taken to the coastal area where …

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