Janjanbureh, situated on an island along the Gambia River, is a captivating tourist destination, drawing visitors with its rich history, cultural significance, and natural beauty.
The town which is commemorating 200-years of existence is a major centre for rural tourism and contributes immensely to Gambia’s tourism sector.
Tourism contributes about 20% to Gambia’s Gross Domestic Product GDP and Janjanbureh plays a crucial role in this sector.
Formerly known as Georgetown, Janjanbureh played a pivotal role in the transatlantic slave trade.
Our Banjul correspondent Sankulleh Janko visits the place