Jinack Island

  • Ferry Banjul-Barra and taxi to the creek
  • Cross the Niji Bolon creek by a small pirogue
  • Visit of a local village and walk to the beach

Jinack Island is in the North Bank Region of the Lower Niumi District. It is located on the north western edge of the Gambia River estuary, and is separated from the mainland delta of the Niumi National Park by the Niji Bolon creek. The isle is a slightly curved and tapering strip of low-lying land about 10km long; with an interior of dry woodland and grassland, with vegetation such as Tamarisk scrub, baobab trees and acacia. It is fringed with mangrove creeks,  tidal sand flats, saltwater marsh, low coastal dunes and a coastal lagoon, at Buniadu Point, in the northern section. In the winter season the isle is often visited by dolphins


Also possible as a 2-day trip with overnight in a lodge