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interesting place to visit

Came here to get a bit of culture and understand some of the history of slavery and in this aspect... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Faye J
Rugby, United Kingdom
Interesting but

The roots tour was very interesting in its self, however, I was somewhat baffled by the selling of... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2016
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here to get a bit of culture and understand some of the history of slavery and in this aspect was not disappointed...do agree that there is a little over touristy in some respects especially charging to get certificates in the town and the prepacked...More

Thank Faye J
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic history of slavery our trip was organise by Travel Eco in advance to our travel to the Gambia can't hesitate to recommend travel eco. They are quite reliable and cost effective.

Thank Mobile752534
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely terrible from the river trip onwards. Added bonus was the prawn salad gave us food poisoning. The whole visit is a money making machine with contrived children “begging” for money. The trip works on emotional blackmail and hopefully snares the apologists to contribute.

Thank Discover603743
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We opted to take the rive boat trip on our Roots Tour to Albadarr and Juffureh, the reputed home of Kunta Kinteh (it is possible to do the same trip by land). On arrival at the dock we were told things were against us, as...More

Thank jenandrich
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

So glad I listened to the advice to set off on an early start. We decided to catch the first morning ferry at 6am from Banjul. We met our tour driver on the other side at Barra. From there it was a long drive along...More

Thank Travelanna1
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

When your dropped off at the island a local guide takes you round, and you are also chaperoned by a guard this doesn’t stop the hustling though. What I was most disappointed with was we were taken to a compound and sat in an area...More

Thank D1spm
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The roots tour was very interesting in its self, however, I was somewhat baffled by the selling of pre purchased school supplies for the local school as I was sure the same books were being sold many times over. that said, when in Africa you...More

Thank Bushra18
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I travelled by boat with a friend on an organised excursion upriver 28 November. When we arrived at the village we were met by a guide who explained the background to the tour in front of a large anti slavery statue and an old rusty...More

3  Thank Thelonewolf2020
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was our second visit to Albreda and Juffureh, this time with 3 children 12-15. We booked through Bushwacker Tours in the Senegambia strip who were cheaper than the Thomas Cook tour by about 30%, and really well organised. Overall it is a fascinating and...More

1  Thank DesMusic
Reviewed 4 March 2016

The journey here was long but it was worthwhile. A hugely thought provoking, inspiration place. Very informative, and very beautiful.

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Raining season starts in May, but we think there is not much rain in that month and it shouldn't be a problem.
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