Average 6 hour flight
Time difference 0 hour(s)
Average temperature 26°C
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!
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.
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.