Enclosed in Senegal
, this former British colony is a narrow strip that extends over about 12.5 miles on each side of the Gambia River
, the country's only city, is located on the Atlantic Coast
and has some of Africa's most beautiful beaches. As well as seaside stays, Gambia also offers boat excursions on the River, which is a good way of discovering the country's natural beauties. Among them, the Abuko Natural Reserve hosts birds, crocodiles
, monkeys, and antelopes. Travel to Gambia is rare among tourists, but it is an African gem just waiting to be discovered.