"Set on the banks of the idyllic Mandina Bolong ( river ) Makasutu Culture Forest is a 1000-acre reserve, and a tourist destination like no other in the Gambia. Encompassing many different eco systems and habitats, the area is home to hundreds of species of birds, not to mention the monkeys, baboons and monitor lizards that make the forest their home. 'Makasutu' is the traditional Mandinka name for the area The direct translation into English is 'holy forest'. Local people have always held the area as a sacred place, telling many stories of the fearsome devils and dragons that inhabit the forest, and of a dead kings buried treasure that lies beneath the ground."
This picture was sent in by FD. He writes: "Just last week I had to pee on this toilet in Gambia, west Africa. It is just a footstep from a slice of a tee trunk and you wet the sea shells laying on the floor in front of you. The hole s surrounded by a nice fence woven from palm tree leaves, very discrete and just high enough to see if it is occupied."