TANJI VILLAGE

Colorful, coastal, fishing village where you can enjoy the beaches and birdwatching. It is a very special experience to see the hectic, noisy, colorful scene of a Gambian fishing community at work. When the fishing boats land with the day’s catch in late afternoon, people descend on the beach in their hundreds, briefly transforming a tranquil fishing village into a loud, colorful marketplace. Ladies are running into to the water, shouting out to barter for the fish.

Tanji River Karinti Bird Reserve, established in 1993, was the first bird reserve to be gazetted in The Gambia. It is good for sightings of both coastal and woodland bird species. To get the best out of a visit, you should go with an experienced bird guide as there are no trails officially mapped or hides built.

Tanji museum is the first private museum in The Gambia presenting the ethnographic and natural history of the country. The museum was founded in 1997 with its mission to preserve the real Gambian culture, which is rapidly dying due to western influences.