The Gambia is becoming one of the most popular and attractive travel destinations in the world.
The Gambia is the kind of holiday destination, which is suitable for every type of vacation, whether it is a summer vacation for the entire family, an adventurous trip for students and young people, long winter holidays for retirees, a romantic getaway for honeymooners or a educational & volunteering group experience.
It is suitable for holidaymaker who love love to spend holiday in a hotel, resort or lodge using their room service, offered activities, spa & beauty services, massage and the whole range of other hotel services. There is a fantastic selection of hotels in The Gambia to accommodate your style and budget. Whether you’re looking for stylish, boutique hotel, beachfront hotel, luxury hotel and lodge or family friendly hotel, you will certainly find something to suit your taste.
For adventurous travelers who don’t just want to visit a country but want to experience it. And want to experience everything. The Gambia, people and places offer an unique way of experiencing the country, its nature, animals, villages and daily life of local people. Spending vacation with locals is a guarantee for an intensive experience. You will see towns and villages that no travel agency travels to, taste local food and experience local customs, you will save money, experience public transport and much more. Attending local music festivals will make your journey even more magical.
VOLUNTEER BY HEART
You want to give back and really do something meaningful with your time at the destination? A small, beautiful Western African country, The Gambia, is offering outstanding and unforgettable volunteering opportunities, whether you are traveling alone, with your partner or a family. There are many great projects trying to improve different areas on individual, local and nation level. And don’t forget – this experience might completely change your life perspective.
The Gambia is also an appropriate place for a family vacation and experiencing diversity together. The children will enjoy playing on the long sandy beaches, splashing around in the pool and the activities organized for them by the hotels. If you decide to spend your vacation beyond the tourist strip, you have plenty of socializing with the locals, making new friends, having fun and learning for the whole family ahead of you. Animals, people, music, cuisine and exploring the culture are the right guarantee for an unforgettable family trip.
ANIMAL & NATURE LOVER
You don’t want to spend a lot of money for accommodation and you are not interested in history and museums but when it comes to animals and nature, you are so ready for the experience!
The Gambia has fascinating flora and wildlife; vibrant ecosystems, varied landscapes and many different animal species. From savannas to mangroves, beaches to cities, bushes to villages. There are no “Big 5″ in The Gambia, but there are over 500 bird species and many other animals to be spotted, which makes it a heavenly destination for animal lovers. Animal and bird-life is extremely diverse and exotic. Wildlife of the Gambia is dictated by several habitat zones over its total land area of about 10,000 square kilometres. Birds, monkeys, chimpanzees, baboons, crocodiles, snakes, hippos, tropical fish, antelopes, zebras, rhinos, giraffes and much more is waiting for you in The Gambia and Senegal wildlife reserves.
The Gambia is a perfect winter holiday destination for retirees who want to escape from cold winter weather in Europe. Africa offers a warm sun all year round, peaceful hotels & lodges and reasonable prices. Today, more and more retirees are looking for meaningful holidays. Visiting new places, socializing with locals, tasting the local cuisine, bird watching and dancing the rhythms of local music are just some of the activities Gambia offers. Friendly people of Gambia will always take a good care of you and you will never feel you are alone In Africa. Hospitality and being respectful towards elderly people are values that Gambians are born with.
You are someone who heads off on holidays to go cycling, sport fishing, hiking, meet other groups to play football, or head off with friends to play golf.
Experiencing the world beyond the borders of holiday resorts and learning about the destination through local places and residents with their stories of life, will make your holidays in The Gambia unforgettable. There is no better way to feel the heartbeat of a country than through different activities organized by locals.
Gambia offers wide range of activities: cycling trips, yoga, dance classes, diving, surfing, fishing,…
You like to travel to gain a greater knowledge about culture, history, architecture and local cuisine. Your journey starts before leaving home. You read the books and websites to get background information about your journey.
Cultural heritage in Gambia is very ethnically diverse, and offers many unique experiences for visitors. Among the attractions are performances and the arts – dance and music are highly developed and very important. Gambia does not disappoint in its cuisine with its diverse and interesting food. Lastly, Gambia is full of historical buildings, monuments and archaeological sites, most of which were confirmed by UNESCO.
Every two years, there is a big international Roots Festival organized in The Gambia. holds in an international reunion. Most of the people attending the festival share something in common; purest love for their motherland, dearest Africa and the heritage which goes back to the days of slavery.
STUDENTS & YOUNG PEOPLE
We want young people of the world to think differently! Traveling to Africa can be a very important step and a lifetime experience for them. It is an excellent opportunity to learn about the cultural traditions, cuisine, music, local language, animals and nature. Traveling to Africa can also encourage developing solidarity, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people. We would like to see prejudice gone and to connect people throughout the world, because we feel we can overcome cultural and religious differences together.
TRAVELING IN THE GROUP
Sometimes it’s good to go in a group! Individuals with common and divergent interests usually come together in social or thematic groups. Traveling in a small groups let you feel like you are exploring a destination independently but at the same time a group creates a good vibe. It is a unique way to create friendship in addition to all other experiences that move the group and each individual.
People usually coming in group are ornithologists, cyclist, marathon runners, artist & musicians coming to perform or participate in festivals, retirees and adventurers who are coming to Africa to discover real local life, tradition and culture. But recently most common group travelers are volunteers coming to Africa with a mission. Programs focus on social changes, social justice, education, animal protection & rehabilitation, and medicine assistance. Each trip has its benefits and becomes a powerful experience.
And, what kind of traveler are you? Did you recognize yourself in one of the traveler type? Or perhaps you have a little bit of all of them in you?