Makasutu Cultural Forest

Makasutu

Piroque boat ride along the Creeks Learn More

Makasutu Cultural Forest

Holy Forest

Makasutu Cultural Venue Learn More

Makasutu Cultural Forest

Makasutu

Panoramic view of the Holy Forest Learn More

Makasutu Cultural Forest

Makasutu Forest

The Holy Forest Walk Learn More

The Holy Forest

Makasutu Cultural Forest

Makasutu Boat Cruise Learn More

Makasutu ( a Mandinka term  meaning Holy Forest). Its history dates back to the 12th century it is a tropical  forest, encompassing five different Eco-systems including, gallery forest, Savannah, mangroves, palm forest and wetland. Wildlife is abundant with many bird species, monitor lizards, baboons, verve and red colobus monkeys, and the occasional crocodile as well as  the odd mongoose can be spotted on the riverbanks.

With its vibrant indigenous culture, friendly characters and varied scenery. Makasutu Cultural Forest will leave you spellbound as you  immersed in the culture and tradition of  the Gambian folks.  pirouetting  down waterways teaming with wildlife,and experience a landscape that changes before your eyes.

Quick Facts

The Holy Forest

 Makasutu is a Mandinka  word: 'Maka' is Islam's holy place of Mecca, and 'Sutu' means forest, which translates to 'holy forest'. 

The Cultural Forest

The Abuko National Forest Park is on a 1000 hectares wet land and a home to over 160 bird species.

Makasutu Cultural Forest

Makasutu has become something of a model for eco-tourism in Africa.