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Roots

Step into 5 centuries of history tracing the origins of The Gambian. This trip will give you a chance of visiting many historical sites. Departure from Banjul port on your cruise ship for the day, where you will enjoy a lovely lunch while being transported to all the various sites on this ''Roots'' trip. Passing the Island called Dog Island, you visit your first port of call, Albreda. Here you visit the freedom flagpole and also visit a slave museum. There is also a church, which was the first of its kind to be built in West Africa by the Portuguese. From here you proceed onto Juffureh, which is the home village of the famous slave who was forced into slavery in the mid seventeen century: Kunta Kinteh. It is on whom, Alex Haley has based the history of his best seller ''Roots''. You then come to the main hightlight of the roots trip, the visit of the Kinteh clan. On the way back to the boat a stop is made to the museum, which retraces more than 400 years of slave trade that contributed considerably to the depopulation of the continent. Following the walk to the boat we then all proceed for a 2-mile sea cruise to James sland. After, you join your boat and sail back to Banjul port where your vehicle will be waiting. Step into 5 centuries of history tracing the origins of The Gambian. This trip will give you a chance of visiting many historical sites. Departure from Banjul port on your cruise ship for the day, where you will enjoy a lovely lunch while being transported to all the various sites on this ''Roots'' trip. Passing the Island called Dog Island, you visit your first port of call, Albreda. Here you visit the freedom flagpole and also visit a slave museum. There is also a church, which was the first of Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel Reception. Duration: 9 hours approximately, 2 hours cruising going and 2 hours return. Start/opening time: At 8am. End/closing time: At 5pm approximately. Languages: English.