Abuko Nature Reserve was the country's first designated wildlife reserve.
The flora consists of a typical savanna and gallery forest landscape with typical trees being oil palm and mahogany.
An estimated 290 bird species live within the forest. The area houses four primate species, next to a selection of smaller antilopes. The pools harbour crocodiles, dwarf crocodiles and monitor lizards.
In the animal orphanage and rehabilitation center you will find chimpanzees and hyenas, among other animals.
All the animals, including the landscape can be enjoyed via a nature trail, with a viewing platform along the way.
Refreshments can be bought in the kiosk.
Abuko cannot be compared to any national park in eastern or southern Africa, but it offers a good cross section of Gambian wildlife and the scenery makes for an enjoyable walk.