The reserve is particularly famous for its Nile crocodiles and other slithering types such as pythons, puff adders, green mambas, spitting cobras and forest cobras. The compact area of Abuko teems with birds including sunbirds, green hylias, African goshawks, oriole warblers, yellowbills and leafloves.
This small 51-hectare reserve makes for a lovely escape. A series of well-maintained walking trails (ranging from 900m to 1400m) takes you through lush vegetation, gallery forest, low bush and grass, towards the dunes. You'll likely see green vervet, red colobus and patas monkeys – avoid feeding them, as this only encourages them further.
The monkey park is also known as the Bigilo forest park near Senegambia beach hotel. It is a forest near by Kololi where you can spot two out of three kind of monkeys we have in the Gambia and these are the green velvet monkey friendly and the red colobus which have red belly and grey back and are always on the trees.