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Gambia Holidays

Gambia Holidays

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Known as Africa’s Smiling Coast, what The Gambia lacks in size it more than makes up for in personality. Luscious landscapes, lively locals, and stunning coastlines are all part of what has kept people coming back time and time again to Africa’s smallest nation.

Gambia is famous for its beaches for a reason. Palm trees line the golden sands in the resort of Cape Point, Kololi’s beach is marked by vibrant beach huts serving much-needed refreshments, or perhaps try your hand at sea fishing on Kotu’s beaches.

You’ll never be far from the world-renowned Gambian hospitality; friendly faces and warm welcomes await all visitors to the Smiling Coast. Food, drink, and dancing bring people together from all walks of life in The Gambia. With plenty of bars and restaurants around the country. you’ll never be far away from a good meal and a new friend.

Food & Drink
The Gambia is especially popular thanks to its diverse selection of bars and restaurants. Local cuisine is diverse and delicious; try some Chicken Yassa, a hearty dish made using fresh limes, onions, and black pepper. Travel the world from your doorstep; Italian, Chinese, Indian, and more is readily available throughout The Gambia

Music is at the heart and soul of Gambian culture; check out some of the best West African bands and DJs on the Senegambia strip or catch one of the traditional dance troupes performing at hotels around the country.

Important Information
Flight Time: 6.5 hours
Time Difference: -1
Currency: Gambian Dalasi
Official Language: English

For all up to date healthcare requirements, please check with your doctor before booking your holiday.

Please be aware that the Islamic holy month of Ramadan will take place between 12/04/2021 and 11/05/2021. During this time, many cafes and restaurants will close during the day, restrictions on alcohol sales may be in place, and hotel dining for non-Muslim guests may take place in private rooms. Playing music, dancing, and eating in public areas may also be restricted during this time.

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Gambia Weather

The Gambia enjoys virtually uninterrupted sunshine and high temperatures all year round. There are 2 distinct seasons, wet and dry.

From July to October the temperatures rise combined with sharp showers, but these occur mainly at night.

The best time to visit is between November and March when it's dry and bearably warm.

Jan 24ºC
Feb 26ºC
Mar 26ºC
Apr 27ºC
May 27ºC
Jun 28ºC
Jul 28ºC
Aug 27ºC
Sep 27ºC
Oct 27ºC
Nov 26ºC
Dec 25ºC

Things To Do on Gambia Holidays

River Cruiser
The breath-taking River Gambia flows through the heart of the country. Treat yourselves to an early morning ride along the river and watch hundreds of birds rise with the sun for sights and sounds you won’t forget in a hurry.

Eco Warrior
One of the most eco-friendly countries in the world, The Gambia has a variety of green activities you can get involved in. Feed the wildlife, spend the night in an eco-lodge, or visit the beautifully maintained national parks for unforgettable experiences.

Crocodile Hunter
All that ecological awareness means that The Gambia is home to hundreds of different species. In particular, the country is famous for its crocodile population. Take a trip down to the crocodile ponds and marvel at these prehistoric creatures in their natural habitat.

Wrestling Champ
Wrestling is the traditional sport of The Gambia and ceremonial wrestling festivals are regular occurrences. Modern Gambian wrestling combines athletics, music, and spirituality, so make sure you don’t miss out if you happen to be in town when one is occurring.