Gambia
Gambia

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An perfect beach holiday destination for couples, but also popular with families, Gambia has it all - the weather, the beaches and fabulous culture.
Average Flight Time:
7 hours
Time Difference:
+0 hours
Average Temp:
26°C
Currency:
GMD

With over 30 miles of beautiful sandy beaches and a year round tropical climate, a holiday in Gambia is the perfect choice for sun lovers. Package holidays in the Gambia are often set around the resorts of Kololi, Kotu, Banjul Beach and Cape Point, all located on golden beaches with local attractions including shops, bars and restaurants. Banjul, the capital, is set on St Mary's island on the mouth of the River Gambia and is connected to the mainland by Denton Bridge. Visit the bustling Albert Market, the Gambian National Museum, Banjul State House, mosques and cathedrals. Learn more about Gambia’s haunting past at Fort James Island with its ruined fort and slave collection point or with a visit to Juffure’s museum of slavery. The Gambia is home to an abundance of wildlife and a trip to the Abuko Nature Reserve is a must. Experience the real Gambia on a trip south through the countryside to the border with Sengal for a cruise on the river. You'll see some magnificent bird life and monkeys and the locals fishing on the riverbanks. Whatever you're looking for out of a holiday, a holiday in Gambia certainly ticks all the boxes!

Weather Map More info...
Jan
24°C
Feb
26°C
Mar
26°C
Apr
25°C
May
26°C
Jun
27°C
Jul
26°C
Aug
26°C
Sep
26°C
Oct
27°C
Nov
27°C
Dec
25°C
The Gambia enjoys virtually uninterrupted sunshine and high daytime temperatures with almost no rainfall from November to June. From July to October the humidity level is high as the tropical sun will be punctuated by short but spectacular rainstorms.
Things to see & do

With so much to see and do on a Gambia holiday, it's difficult to know where to start! Get off the beaten track and see the sights of the Gambia on a Jeep Safari. Take in the sites of the local villages, farming areas and forest parks and maybe sample the local palm wine. Visit the markets in the resort towns where you will pick up some excellent bargains including batik fabrics, leather, jewellery, woodcarvings and paintings expect to barter as it's a way of life in the Gambia!

The majority of the Gambia nightlife centres around the resorts beach bars. If you're looking for something livelier then head to Banjul where you will find many bars and nightclubs. The larger hotels have entertainment programmes where you are likely to see fireeating and traditional dance to live music.

Food & drink

Whether you fancy Gambian, Thai, Indian, Italian, Lebanese, Mexican or simply fine international cuisine you will always find something to tantalise your taste buds in the Gambia. Local dishes of meat, vegetables or fish are served with a sauce such as mafay or domodah, all on a bed of rice.The local beer Julbrew goes down a treat with your meal.

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