1 Day Culture tour itinerary for Serre Kunda & Banjul: Learn About Slave Trade In Gambia Villages
Serre Kunda, Banjul
Visit the villages of Juffureh and Albreda, where the legendary Kunta Kinteh was born and raised before being apprehended by slave dealers. Unveil the black past and meet the descendants of Kunta Kinteh on this private guided tour.
juffereh James island
Pick-up from your hotel and transport to Banjul.
For the land tour:
Join the ferry across The Gambian River to the bustling north bank at Barra.
Pick-up in the 4x4 vehicle for the 45-minute drive to Juffereh and Albreda, passing through local villages on the way.
Stop for refreshments on the way.
Meet your official guide and learn about the slave trade and life in the village.
Board an authentic fishing boat for the unforgettable crossing to the former slave colony at James Island, officially renamed KunteKinteh Island by the President of The Gambia in 2011.
Tour the island and learn all about and see the tortuous conditions in which the slaves were kept.
Return to the mainland.
Tour the Museum of Slavery and see an authentic version of an actual slave ship.
Visit the children's centre in the village, which gives local children facilities to learn and play outside school hours.
Buy traditional crafts made by local people and sweets for the return journey to give to the many children you will pass on the road.
Stop off and see the local people harvesting their peanut crops.
Return to your hotel.
For the river tour:
Pick-up from your hotel and drive 30 minutes to Denton Bridge where we join our boat.
You can choose from a fully air-conditioned Catamaran or a local Double Deck Boat - for the two-hour voyage to KunteKinteh Island, following the tour described above, including visits to the village and museum.
Re-Availability: Daily upon request.
Hotel pick-up: 6:30 am.
Mode of transport: 4x4 and ferry (land tour) boat (river tour).
Ferry and boat.
Gambia tour guide.
Please bring sunglasses.
Since Alex Haley’s book ‘Roots’ was published in 1976, tourists have been flocking to the villages of Juffureh and Albreda in Gambia where the story of his ancestor, the legendary Kunta Kinteh, was born and raised before being apprehended by slave dealers. The book and subsequent film tell how the Mandinka warrior Kunta Kinteh was captured as a youth from Juffureh and sold into slavery in the United States. Today, around 2,000 people live in Juffereh and Albreda including actual descendants of Kunta Kinteh's family.
Serre Kunda, Banjul
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