Once you have got to know the camp, you may want to explore the local area. The woodland around the camp is suitable for walking, and a haven for birds (see our Balaba Birdwatching page).

There are villages within walking distance, and visits to the nearby school can also be arranged.

A typical path near the camp

Children at the local school

Children at the local school

Visit the nearby river at Kartong – try some freshly pressed juice at the juice bar!

Allahein River, Gambia

The nearby Allahein River at Karting – the border between Gambia and Senegal

Local juice bar

Enjoy delicious orange juice – freshly pressed!