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River Gambia National Park

Opposite the cities of Wassu and Kuntaur, on the left bank of the Gambia River is the Gambia River National Park. This park is not open to the public, however, within the park are five river islands called Baboon Islands on which the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project is located. In this project, chimpanzees that were confiscated from illegal traders are reintroduced into the wild. Due to the sensitivity of such an attempt, no one, not even park employees, are allowed to step on these islands. However, riverboat tours are very popular, from which large groups of chimpanzees can be seen living freely and undisturbed in their new habitat. Many consider this the healthiest way to observe these beautiful animals, without a way to harm them with any influence.

Activities in River Gambia National Park

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