The gambia, Africas Jamaica. A nice place!
Trip Start Sep 03, 2010
53Trip End Oct 27, 2010
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Soon we arrived at the ferry port of Barra that would take us and our vehicles across to the other side in 45mins to get to Banjul. While waiting a young customs officer approaches the car wearing an ID badge and wants to search the car. Once again, in a very polite and professional manner. I’m pleasantly surprised by all this
In the morning I meet Kemo, the manager of the place who is very friendly and polite. We share breakfast together and I help him sort out his satellite TV problem. It turns out that he is doing this job voluntarily as he is just finishing Hotel school.
Its off to Serekunda, on the outskirts to meet up with some old friends. First off we visit Kololi beach and observe some really bad weather closing in. It’s a tropical storm and soon the skies open violently with lightning and heavy rain. Its back into town once its all cleared up a bit to the suburbs and the rain has left some enormous puddles and we have a cracking time driving through with our 4x4s observed by the locals. We arrive at Vaccaris house, an old friend of Jays and have some tea. It gets dark and we need to find some accommodation. It’s the famous Sekuta camping owned by a German couple
It is here where our journey takes a major turn. While discussing prices we have to decide what happens next. Jay wants to be back for his sons holidays and my finances aren’t great. I could wait for a week but we’ve dragged the trip along too much. It would also take much longer to complete the trip. It is thus decided to sadly end the trip very soon..
On the other hand I can make the most of Gambia with the rest of my money. We agree to explore the inside of the country as much as possible with the help of our 4x4s.