Gambia River | Wild Camping

Gambia

Details

Verified:
5 months ago
Altitude:
4.4 masl
Website:
None

Amenities

Electricity:
No
Wifi:
No
Kitchen:
No
Restaurant:
No
Showers:
No
Water:
No
Toilets:
No
Big Rig Friendly:
Yes
Tent Friendly:
Yes
Pet Friendly:
Yes

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Description

Nice, flat spot at Gambia River, lonely and quiet, just birds, monkeys and eventually at nightfall a few hippos :)
Big rigs will get some stretches on the way through the forest, because road is small.

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Great Spot. We made the track with our truck and the help of the Ranger Momodou. He was very friendly. Yes he asked for sponsoring, but he accepted when we said it is not possible. We paid him the fee of 35 dalasi pp. And we gave him a lttle money for his help.

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A super nice and calm wild camp place.

There are Guinea baboons here that the ranger can show you. But be careful: the ranger then wants a phone number and to be sponsored. I paid him for the interesting tour and had to make it clear that I was neither a sponsor and that he would certainly not receive a telephone number from me. After announcing twice, he left us alone on the beautiful square.

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Yes beautiful spot on the river, piste is good from Wurokang to Bateling and then a bit narrower to the camps spot but always good.
No one bothered us and spent a really good night.

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Take road from Wurokang to Batelling. Others are worst.
We saw a small crocodile(1,5m) passing in the river.

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Take care of the park ranger Momdou. He is a 'bumster'. He bothering us via WhatsApp after months. He ask for help (his roof is leaking, friend, sister or mother are sick and so on). As park ranger he has a montly income.

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Beautiful place. Take the road from Wurokang to drive to Batelling. Other roads are bad. We ended up to spend Christmas at this place.

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Beautiful spot on the river. has some shelter and few benches. To get here I first followed Google maps road from Kwinella towards Tendaba camp. After about 2 km take a left onto a dirt/sand road to Batelling. from Batelling there was a trail north to the river. maps.me is a little bit clearer. enjoy

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Very nice place. The ranger comes to collect his fee of 35 dalai pp. many bees, but it's sufficient to give them some water to drink and they will not bother you. very nice view at 4 km to the west. probably good alternative for the night. The piste was all new and large enough for the unimog. Hippos unlikely because it's still salt water.

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nice spot, but difficult to get there. at the end, there will be some scratches on your car. but if you like some advantages, specialy during rain season, it's the right spot. the fee for the park is 35 and the ranger will bring you to the place. and... just a few weeks after rain season you can see hippos because the river is with sweet water.

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No way to camp here in rainy season. We managed to get here ignoring the vegetation. But millions of tsetse Flys and high grass everywhere. But pretty nice. Will come back in dry season

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came with Isuzu trooper, no problems at all. ask at village though, as there is park entrance fee of 35D ppn with tickets and they can show you the road to the wild camp spot. if you head left where sign to national park is, and drive around a km there is an escarpment which is stunning and you can wild camp. We went during off season but apparently during season there's at least one group of people per day doing the same. guardian and kids were all asking for money- some of the more aggressive kids we have seen, so I am guessing people give out a lot. no hippos as it's salt water so no idea what the previous people saw. lots of monkey and baboons.

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Tried to find the location but the road maps.me gave us was through the forest. To small for our Land Rover Discovery. Maybe try via Tendaba and then the beach but the forest is not really doable if you care about your car.

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nice place. part of a nature reserve so dont wonder if a ranger comes up and asks for 500 or 1000 cfa with receipt. i dont remember the price exactly. the way to this place leads through a few villages, where all people wave and welcome you. but is not too easy to drive

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Nice, flat spot at Gambia River, lonely and quiet, just birds, monkeys and eventually at nightfall a few hippos :)
Big rigs will get some stretches on the way through the forest, cause road is small

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