0258. My mini-safari (Gam 04--new)
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Brikama is the next sizeable town on the map. But when the minivan fare collector calls out "Lamin!" I figure I'll get on anyway...
Quite a small place, with long dirt roads passing shady little family family compounds... Many are walled in, but still able to get a glimpse inside. It seems that rural Gambians prefer the tin roof over the traditional mud huts and thatch roofs still prevelant in Senegal... I wonder if it was during the colonial period that they started making that switch...
I head back to the main road and back west to the very edge... and then... what is that? It's a Natural Park Reserve!
Now, seeing nature and wildlife is not my priority on this trip, but happening on a Nature Reserve in a two bit town like Lamin definitely demands visiting... So I payed a very reasonable fare and headed inside. Here a wander the paths through thick jungle flora and past little lakes. I do spot a couple up monkeys.
Not exactly the ultimate African Safari experience, but since I discovered it completely by accident, it is pretty cool.