Makasutu Cultural Forest
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.
- 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.