Banjul & the Coast

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About Banjul & the Coast

Kartong is one of the oldest settlements in The Gambia and has a high reputation amongst bird-watchers, boosted by the Kartong Bird Observatory. Tourism development in Kartong is well managed thanks to the efforts of the Kartong Association for Responsible Tourism (KART), a body that aims to ensure local communities benefit from development whilst controlling any negative impacts on the environment and livelihoods. In our opinion, these aims also produce excellent visitor experiences.

Kartong is a great base for activities on the nearby Allahein River (which forms part of the broder with Senegal), visiting the Gambian Reptiles Farm and, of course, relaxing on Kartong Beach.

Other places of interest include the Folonko Sacred Crocodile Pool, the Lemonfish Art Gallery, Balanta Village and the Kartong Community Forest Reserve.

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