Liberation Avenue (Banjul)


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Liberation Avenue (Banjul)

In and around Liberation Avenue is one of Banjul's busiest commercial areas, where multiple small stores and vendors are concentrated. Quality of goods is hit or miss, but it is very possible to find some worthy pieces at prices significantly lower than Western. Remember to haggle.


One rule to remember when shopping in Gambia is to be ruthless at haggling - in most cases, prices may be brought down by at least one-third of the original number. Neither Banjul nor its surroundings offer much of the western-style shopping some travelers may be expecting to find - there are little to none of glass display stores or shopping centres, with most shopping carried out at local markets or straight off hawker stalls. Items worth bringing back home include woodwork (masks, especially), fabrics, traditional jewelry and crafts, and even local treats and foodstuffs.