Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project
We cross with the ferry from Banjul and travel via the North Bank giving visitors the opportunity to step away from the comforts of their hotel and head into rural heartland to The McCarthy Island Division area, approximately 175 miles up-river where the "real country" can be experienced. We journey to Wassu to see the mysterious Stone Circles and visit the weekly "Lomo" market (should it be open on the day we are visiting), where you will be given a guided tour. Proceed to Kuntaur from here, where you will be met by the staff of the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project (CRP) for a cruise by pirogue around the island en route to the Chimpanzee centre.
Here you will experience life with the chimps. The chimps are protected in this national forest that comprises of three islands 270km inland of The River Gambia. From the boat, visitors can closely observe the chimps with minimal intrusion (chimp sightings not always guaranteed). There is also the possibility of seeing hippos, crocodiles, Red Colobus, Green Vervet monkeys, warthogs, hyenas and also The Gambia’s famous birdlife. Lunch will be served at the camp. Cruise back to Kuntaur where your driver and guide will be waiting for your journey to Banjul. Cross at Barra Ferry Terminal to Banjul. Transfer to booked hotel.