The Wildlife of Kololi Beach Resorts in The Gambia

I went to Gambia for NYE and I didn’t have to look very far to find a wealth of wildlife.

Even going for a stroll around the Kololi beach resorts, I came across birds, monkeys and a reptile!

There was even a cattle egret sat by the pool. The Gambia really is a birdwatchers paradise as they come to you!

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There was even a sign advising you not to feed the birds, monkeys, cats or dogs!

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In the bushes, we spied a family of green vervet monkeys, never approach if they behave aggressively as they will bite!

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This baby was super cute and was learning how to be independent.

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Unbelievably, a usually shy red colobus monkey turned up and they usually stay high in the trees.

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Here you can see its beautiful coat and the contrast between the top and the bottom.

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This monitor lizard was incredible and was in the process of shedding its skin.

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I loved watching it move around looking for food.

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This is an African dove of some sort, not dissimilar to British doves but beautiful all the same.

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I think this is a robin chat, hard to tell from this angle!

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And finally, one of the hotel feeds the vultures so they come for food and water every day.

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Incredible birds and so majestic.

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There were always egrets, vultures and black kites flying overhead.

We also saw African red-billed hornbill but I didn’t manage to get a photo.

As an animal lover, I loved never knowing what was round the corner, I’ll definitely be going back, binoculars in hand to see more wildlife, especially birds!

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