This is the former Georgetown that just recently got its original name back. Georgetown is located on a Island in the middle of the Gambia river. The name of the island where Janjanbureh is located was Maccarthy Island, now is Janjanbureh Island. During the steamboat era, Janjanbureh was the second city of the country and had actually a very important place on the slavery market down te river to Fort James island and Banjul. Also was a very important admnistrative outpost and a a major upriver trading place.
The Gambia River is one of the smallest major rivers in Africa, running just 1,130 km (700 miles) from the Fouta Djallon plateau in north Guinea to the Atlantic Ocean at the capital city, Banjul. It is navigable for about half that length.
The river is known largely because of The Gambia, the smallest country in Africa, which consists of little more than half the river and its two banks.
To go to Wassu from Georgetown, you have at least 20km separating. Wassu is located abit after Kuntaur. You have to take a ferry to the north bank division from Georgetown. 1000CFA
by law, tourists have to pay boats and ferries in the country not with national currency but with CFA.
On hte picture you can see my car on the boat.
20km from Lamini Koto you have Wassu stone circles. This Wassu consists on an important pre historic place in the Gambia, but of course no Stonehenge. This is a circle of stones that seems to date from 1300AD to 750AD by some analisys made to found carbon. It seems that vefore the stones were actually there, the place was sacred and used to make rituals and used like a buriel site