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International Board Fishing Competition

The River Gambia is one of the favourite and richest fishing spots in the African sub region. It obtains its source from the Futa Jallon highlands in Guinea and opens up to the vast Atlantic Ocean thus providing a unique combination of flora and fauna. The fishing spots are accurately selected with a valuable knowledge of the fish and fishing grounds offering the angler the rare opportunity to catch the Big One. Fishing methods would take the form of live baiting, dead baiting, drifting, trolling, etc. The anglers would be provided with live or dead baits or artificial ones depending on their choice of fish predator. The prized fishes would include both fast moving fish and dormant fish. They include the famous Baracuda, the golden Snapper, the flamboyant Cassava Fish, Captain, Tarpon (also referred to as Silver Queens), Sting Ray just to name a few. for more info: wwww.facebook.com/gogambia.

TumaniTenda Eco-Tourism Camp

TumaniTenda is a Jolla Village with approximately 300 inhabitants living in seven extended families. It is situated 25 km East of Brikama and 3 km from Kafatu, an tributary/Bolong of the Gambia River. This small hamlet derives its name from a peanut.

The Gambia Events and Festivals

Banjul Demba Cultural Festival - long-standing display of local culture each January.Njawara Cultural Festival - organised by the Njwara Cultural Organisation and held in Njaware village. Banjul Fine Arts Festival and so much more.

Makasutu (Holy Forest)

Makasutu Cultural Forest, the name Makasutu is a Mandinka word, which translates into English, as ′Holy Forest′. There is a history to this dwelling. Legend has it that tribal wars took place in this forest centuries ago. A particular King was also killed here, and his head, crown and throne were all buried in the forest.

Fishing

Beach-casting is popular, and the best area is in the western part of the country (Sanyang, Gunjur or Kartung). The creek fishing, also very popular, attracts visitors who sight see, bird watch, sun bathe and catch fish all on the same trip! There is also the deep sea fishing for those that are still looking for the biggest catch of the lot, where variety is the name of the game.

Jet Skiing

This is generally available at the Corinthia, Atlantic Hotel, Sunbeach Hotel and Resort and at Denton Bridge. Please ask your tour rep or hotel receptionist for other places where it is available.

Tennis

Available at almost all the hotels, and at the Fajara Club, by prior arrangement. Racquets and tennis balls are also available at hotels where tennis is advertised.

Cycling

Bicycles are available for hire outside most of the resort hotels or in the craft markets. The hire rates are half-hourly, hourly, half day and full day at reasonable prices.

Windsurfing

Equipment can be hired at some hotels but it should be noted that only strong swimmers should venture beyond their knees.

Table Tennis

Available in most hotels and generally free of charge.

Photography

Visitors with cameras will find a lot of sights to capture during organized excursions or while visiting the towns and villages of The Gambia. Gambian children are normally very keen to smile for the camera. However, you should first seek their consent before taking a picture of anyone. Your guide will come in handy in situations like this.

Eating Out

In addition to the facilities in your hotel there are many outside restaurants and fast foods in the resort areas and in the towns. Some offer international cuisine whilst others specialize in Gambian, Lebanese, Indian, Italian, Mexican and Asian cooking.

Conferences

The River Gambia is one of the favourite and richest fishing spots in the African sub region. It obtains its source from the Futa Jallon highlands in Guinea and opens up to the vast Atlantic Ocean thus providing a unique combination of flora and fauna. The fishing spots are accurately selected with a valuable knowledge of the fish and fishing grounds offering the angler the rare opportunity to catch the Big One. Fishing methods would take the form of live baiting, dead baiting, drifting, trolling, etc. The anglers would be provided with live or dead baits or artificial ones depending on their choice of fish predator. The prized fishes would include both fast moving fish and dormant fish. They include the famous Baracuda, the golden Snapper, the flamboyant Cassava Fish, Captain, Tarpon (also referred to as Silver Queens), Sting Ray just to name a few. for more info: wwww.facebook.com/gogambia.

Horse Riding

A couple of stables in the country have a good set of horses. Rides can be booked through your agent

Swimming

The beaches in front of most hotels are generally safe for swimming but please look out for the flag before you dip in. Never swim when the red flag is flying. Nude bathing is forbidden in The Gambia.

Massage

Many of the hotels in The Gambia have their own massage facilities. If you are in a hotel without one, please ask for the nearest facility

Salons

Most hotels have beauty and hair dressing salons. There are many more out side the hotels, throughout the country.

Hair Braiding

Many female tourists and some males have their hair braided African style by women and girls offering this service on the beach. Some add colourful beads to the tip of the strands. Please ask for the fee before you start. It might take a few hours.

Casinos

For those of you willing to try your luck, there are several casinos in the Senegambia area and some in other areas. Check with your hotel receptionist.

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