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Exploring Gunjur

My Magazine 2022/01
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Gunjur is a coastal town on the south of The Gambia. Being very environmentally conscious as well as very traditional community, this could be a perfect spot if you want to enjoy a bit of unspoiled nature or an eco-retreat.

How to reach Gunjur?

If travelling from The Brusubi Turntable (roundabout) with public transport, you need to take a gelleh gelleh (also known as a bush taxi) to Tanji village, which will stop beside the Tanji fishing centre. From Tanji, you can take another bush taxi to Sanyang car park or Mosque to board another gelleh gelleh to drive you to Gunjur village. You might also be lucky to board a gelleh gelleh from The Turntable going straight to Sanyang village at its car park, where you can take a bush taxi straight to Gunjur. For a more comfortable, faster and more expensive experience, you can hire a taxi from Turntable or almost any other location to take you straight to Gunjur.

What to do and see?

Gunjur Sand Dunes Mosque (Kenye Kenye Jaamengo)

The Muslim sacred site popularly called in Mandinka Kenye-Kenye Jaamengo, Sandy Mosque is considered to be the location of one of the 7 world points a...
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Volunteering in Gunjur – Turtle Protection

From June till late November, you can join the CETAG organization in Gunjur to help and protect sea turtles. Their mission is to locate and safeguard ...
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Gunjur Women Garden project

Amazing project, which is run by a foundation from the Netherlands, aims is to create jobs for the youth, older women and their kids. There are three ...
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Gunjur Village Museum

Tucked away in the beautiful south of Gambia in Gunjur village, this charming little museum is a real gem and gives a wonderful insight into the tradi...
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Ousman's weaving art

Ousman is a resident at Footsteps Eco Lodge, where he does his weaving art. Learned from his father, he continues the tradition of handmade woven fabr...
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Bolong Fenyo Community Wildlife Reserve

The coastal and marine park is managed by GEPADG Gunjur Environmental Protection and Development Group. Its rangers will be happy to take you on tour ...
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Gunjur Bird Watching

Gunjur Kombo South District, as one of the most environmentally aware regions of The Gambia, is also a place where many of the Gambian residents and v...
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Gunjur Fishing Village

Although foreign fishing industry company is taking over the business from the local fishermen and bringing a lot of concern for the environmental deg...
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The Cotton Trail

Are you interested to see the process from growing cotton to creating beautifully handmade woven cotton material? By joining the Cotton Trail, travell...
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