Map: Where in the World is The Gambia?

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It’s right here, a splinter of river and river bank surrounded on all sides by Senegal. The Gambia is a Mandinka island within a sea of Wolof, though that is a simplistic cultural breakdown of a place which has at least six distinct tribes. We will be traveling a counter-clockwise loop up and down the country (see red line on map below).

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Our trip takes us east up the south bank, across the river at Farafenni, then further up to Sara Kunda, Tay’s old Peace Corps village. After three all-too-quick days there, we return to Kombo (Banjul, Bakau, and Serekunda) via the north bank road and Barra ferry.

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