Author Alex Haley traced his heritage to the Gambian village of Albreda, and you can follow his footsteps when Holland America Line calls in Banjul. Join a Roots-themed tour and meet Albreda’s chief before cruising the Gambia River to Kunta Kinteh Island — a major slave-trade site renamed for Haley’s hero and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meander through the wildlife-rich Abuko Nature Reserve, go birding in the Makasutu Culture Forest, or ride a camel across Gambia’s desert sands. 

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