Gunjur Travel Guide

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    Bolongba Bar
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    Naturally the place to be!
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    lemon fish gallery

    by johndavid1988 Written Oct 17, 2006

    In the neighbouring village of Kartong, just 5 minutes drive from Gunjur, there is a small art gallery. They have paintings from various local artist on sale and a nice selection of other arts like wood carvings. Nothing like the things you buy in the regular souvenir shops.

    Have a drink on the terrace as it is very peaceful!

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    Bird in wetland

    by johndavid1988 Written Oct 17, 2006

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    Visit the wetlands that are just behind the fishing village. It's best to go when the tide is low and don't wear flip flops but good sandals or shoes! If you have binoculars take them along as you will see many birds and other animals.
    You will be amazed by the beauty of nature

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    • National/State Park
    • Birdwatching

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    Bolongba Bar 1 more image

    by David&Pauline Updated Nov 22, 2009

    Very fresh, local food, please order in advance.

    Favorite Dish: They will cook you whatever you want but fish is Gunjur's speciality.

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    The boys of Kaira Kunda

    by David&Pauline Written Dec 24, 2006

    Just on the edge of Gunjur fishing village you can find another Rastafarian retreat, Kaira Kunda. They are already geared up to accommodate tourists in simple huts with bucket shower and long drop toilet but sadly no visitors while we were there.

    Now fellow Virtual Tourists, please don’t waste your money in some hotel in Senegambia, owned by some Lebanese businessman, there are local people here who need your support. You’ll have a much richer experience of the true Gambia if you support these small, local enterprises and bring some hope to places like Kaira Kunda and Hopeside Corner, ten years from now these places may not exist, as big business moves in. You can help make this unspoilt part of the Gambia a place where local ambition can lead to local prosperity.

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    Drums at sunset

    by David&Pauline Written Dec 24, 2006

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    Gunjur beach has two beach bars, Hopeside Corner has great potential but little trade. You’ll need to order your drinks and food in the morning, so the boys can run into the village to get your needs. This includes fresh palm wine and our new favourite tipple, cana. The boys are hoping to have a couple of rooms to rent soon, in the meantime you’re welcome to pitch your tent down there and listen to their drumming as the sun sets over a sea that is much calmer than that of the Northern Kombos.

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Gunjur Nightlife

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    campfire and djembe at Gunjur Beach Lodge

    by johndavid1988 Written Oct 17, 2006

    Just get some dry wood, built a camp fire. Get your djembe's out and start drumming. Locals will join in and you have a great time. Ask Musa to give you some lessons!

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