Here in Farafenni the transfer of Gambians and Senegalese traders is endless. Its proximity to the border makes it a strategic point between the 2 countries. Access is via the Trans-Gambia in the North Bank Division, to the city of only about 30,000 inhabitants it's also known as Chakubanta or Faracity. Its inhabitants mostly speak Wolof although the Mandingo and Fula are also spoken. There's a large market on the outskirts of town called Lumo where you can get lost for hours and discover the traditional way of life. Farmers, healers, everything here is mixed and space makes this one of the most interesting places in Gambia.
In the main urban area of The Gambia, the capital of Banjul delights with a bustling market. Albert's Market covers an area of more than eight city streets, consisting of many small shops offering visitors different trades divided by sector. The smells, the bustle of people and the unique and traditional products for sale transport you straight to Africa. You can spend a whole morning trying to walk through the market, as the sellers stop you every few steps to offer you goods or to tempt you to their stalls.
If Tanji Beach is a must-see, we should not miss the market, between Brufut and Tanji. The most notable feature is the drying of fish, made up of wooden cabins where they are dried while the fish is collected during the day. This fish is sold in markets in Gambia, Banjul like or Brikama and provided no trucks waiting to collect the goods. The smell is strong. Visitors will not only be surprised by the smell, another thing that is notable is the dirt. This cleaning is done only once a month and every day thousands of fish are dried. I did not dare to try these products, but if you want to do something brave this is the best place to try dried fish. Besides fish, we can find all kinds of products, from clothing to bracelets, pendants and all kinds of fruits and vegetables. Children usually around forever until this market approach to play and have fun and at the same moment that a tourist gets everybody comes up to him and accompany him until he leaves. One recommendation, many of these children have never been seen in a mirror, much less in a photo, so for them they do a photo is a wonderful thing, especially if it is with a digital camera and then you can teach it.