Last Saturday, I visited the Baobab Cultural Center in Kembujeh as a guest of the Gambia Tourism Board and SN Brussels Airlines. On the craft market, local people showcased their skills and sold their art. Most of all, though, the tourists come to Kembujeh to start their trip to Makasutu Cultural Forest with a drink, which was exactly what I did too. But not before photographing the local cats. Then, a dugout canoe rowed me along the river Mandina Bolong which is surrounded by mangroves, an absolutely stunning part of The Gambia. Back ashore, it’s time for a guided walk through the Makasutu Cultural Forest or a swim in the elephant-shaped swimming pool of Base Camp.
For a complete report of my trip to the Makasutu Cultural Forest, go to Gambia day 1: boat trips, forest walks, and eco-lodges.