Why Holiday in The Gambia
As well as the sweeping beaches and luxury hotel resorts, the country offers a glorious landscape and adventure, such as boat trips on the River Gambia and overnight stays at forest ecolodges. If you wish to experience West African wildlife then visit Fathala Game Reserve, home to rhinos, giraffes, monkeys and more.
Beach Holidays in The Gambia
You can also get involved with water sports along the coast such as windsurfing and jet skiing. Deep sea fishing boat trips are a popular experience with tourists with the hope of catching a sailfish or barracuda and can be arranged by many hotels. The Gambia also offers an incredible opportunity to go whale or dolphin spotting.
Food and Drink
Gambian juices are a local speciality, why not try ataaya a strong green tea to give you a boost or bouyi a creamy drink made from the fruit of the baobab tree.
As the sun sets, Kololi is the place to party as the ‘strip’ consists of numerous lively bars and a few nightclubs playing a mix of hip hop, African reggae, salsa and local sound Ndaga. There are a few casinos too if you’re feeling lucky.
English is spoken in The Gambia as well as local languages and dialects such as Wolof.
The currency is the Gambian Dalasi (GMD) which can vary in value significantly and is best exchanged at the airport on arrival, your hotel, bank or bureau de change.
Gambia is the same time zone as GMT/UK.
There is a risk of contracting Malaria when visiting The Gambia, speak to your GP before visiting. Anti-malarial tablets are recommended.
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