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The Gambia

 
 
 

Gambia Map & Flag

Introduction

Located on the west coast of Africa, Gambia is bordered by Senegal in the north, east and south and by the Atlantic Ocean on the west.

The Gambia River, the country's major waterway, rises in the Futa Jallon in Guinea and follows a twisting path for 1,000 miles to the sea. In its last 300 miles, the river flows through the Gambia, narrowing to a width of 3 miles at Banjul. Mangrove swamps line both sides of the river for the first 100 miles from the sea; the mangroves then give way to more open country and, in places, the red ironstone cliffs. The land on either side of the river is generally open savanna with wooded areas along the drainage channels.


Africa Guide's recommended book
The Rough Guide to Gambia   The Rough Guide to Gambia
(amazon.com) - USA    (amazon.co.uk) - Europe
Detailed maps and plans are complemented by expert and upbeat guidance on the beaches, villages and music, the mangrove creeks and the River Gambia itself. There are first-hand reviews of all the best accommodation, restaurant and bar options in the country, both on and off the beaten track, for everyone from shoestring travellers to luxury tourists.

The Africa Guide's recommended Map
Gambia Folded Map   Gambia Travel Reference Map   (Maps Worldwide)
Published by ITMB Publishing Ltd - Series Africa Format Folded Map
ITMB Publishing specialise in areas that are interesting, exotic and off the beaten track - wealth of detail - many of the maps are strong on the physical features of the various countries - there is usually informative text included with the map, dealing with the history, culture, etc. The maps are light, practical and should be invaluable for the backpacker, traveller or tourist

 
 
   
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