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Interesting and busy

Go here to see some of the local life and understand how life in a third world country can be... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Rueskov
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Odense, Denmark
Worth a visit if you are in Banjul

We visited as a couple but with a guide - so pleased we did as I imagine I might get lost in the... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Tansysue
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Sussex
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 July 2009

Why go to a Gambian market and not buy something? Why not buy something and avoid the hassle of carrying it home? Why not buy something that will make an excellent gift and save a life in the process? I'm suggesting that you visit Banjul...More

12  Thank timidimp
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 November 2014

I probably chose one of the worst times to visit the market this year as it was rainy season, so the heat was pretty unbearable. Not the first time I have been to the market, and it surprises me every time I go. A very...More

7  Thank steve h
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Go here to see some of the local life and understand how life in a third world country can be. Bring a guie or a trusted local if you feel insecure when being approached by bumsters. Most people here are really nice. Ask before taking...More

Thank Rueskov
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Orderly and easy to navigate. Alot better and cleaner than the market in serekunda. IF you are looking for it most likely it is in albert market, and the prices are reasonable.

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

We visited as a couple but with a guide - so pleased we did as I imagine I might get lost in the alley ways. Our guide also assisted us in taking photographs - the locals were not keen on the camera - but he...More

Thank Tansysue
Reviewed 22 May 2018

While the Albert market does have its share of mask/souvenir shops it is also a place for locals with fish, vegetables, fruits, ancient grains and prepared foods on offer. It is not particularly clean but it was not intimidating at all. We were happy to...More

1  Thank MRichardson2014
Reviewed 13 May 2018

And thats a good thing sometimes. Albert Market has all the usual tourist-trap shops but is a working market and caters to the locals' needs, both domestic and commercial. A must is the fishing-village part just around the corner form the market - again, a...More

Thank MartinWorsley
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Instead of the serrekunda market we went with our driver to albert market. Which is in the middle of the city center. They have various little shop. Dont expect to much. You see gambian selling food, fruit and clothes. You see the normal day of...More

Thank Sedski
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit! Don’t forget to negotiate the price when you’re there. Not very big, but a nice experience with opportunity for shopping.

Thank annatenfalt
Reviewed 2 February 2018

This is the main market in the city and is a hive of activity. There are shops on either side of the main street, but the market itself is off to one side and is a rabbit-warren of alleyways and stalls. You'll find just about...More

Thank aberdeenangler
Reviewed 13 January 2018

And she knew where to go, what she was looking for and what to pay. Always of interest to me the colours the smells the bussle of activities. Got herbs and spices, house goods and bike bits lot cheaper that supermarket, cloth apparently better bought...More

Thank Nightowl0808
Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Yes...worth a visit for as short or as long as you wish. Colourful and stimulating smeliferous. Everything under the sun! Much less hassle if you use a guide/escort for this part of a visit to Banjul. Walk the fish market area and beach...including the to...More

Thank RJCScotland
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