You can make your holiday in The Gambia unique like nowhere else in Africa.
The smallest country on mainland Africa is a perfect destination where you can combine relaxation, adventure, sport, wildlife, history, music, culture and more without spending a lot of time for traveling.
The Gambia has it all.
If you choose luxury holidays, Gambia won’t disappoint you. From accommodation options to private transfers, fascinating dining options and tailor-made activities with VIP services offered at every step.
There is a wide choice of package holidays offered by numerous travel agencies and tour operators all over the world. Visit your local travel agent and ask for the best deals to travel to The Gambia.
Not a fan of holiday packages? Well, Gambia is the right place for you. You can create your own holidays according to your budget, interest and style. It is perfect for those who don’t want to be limited to one location only, dinning schedule and pre-arranged activities. We believe this is best for travellers looking for active, exciting, unique and adventurous holiday options.
There is a wide choice of accommodation options for all type of travellers. Big hotels and resorts, small boutique hotels, bungalows, lodges, self-catering apartments, hostel, guest houses, rooms only, camp sites, boat (river cruise) and you can also choose to stay with a Gambian family.
You can select any location of your accommodation you want. You can choose to be in the capital, directly on the beach, in the village, by the river, close to tourist strip or in the nature.
If you are flexible and don’t want to stay at one place, you can combine different options. Click HERE to see the list of accommodation options.
Dinning? As long as you stay in Atlantic resort area, you have it all. From cheap street food to finest, expensive dining option. Restaurants are offering national and international dishes. You can have breakfast in the bush with birds and monkeys, lunch with an ocean view on the beach and gala dinner with entertainment in a boutique hotel. Options are unlimited and mostly at affordable prices. Click HERE to see the list of restaurants.
If you want to experience the country beyond the tourist strip, you can visit numerous of places. There are nature reserves and parks, colourful villages, food market, craft markets, mosques, churches, family compounds, nurseries & schools, fish villages, museums, workshops, vegetable gardens, etc.
When you will escape the Atlantic resort area you will experience another side of the country. When traveling to explore the interior of The Gambia, you will find yourself deep in classic West African landscapes scattered with traditional villages and crisscrossed by red-earth roads, rich in eco-tourism opportunities, wilderness, wildlife and birdwatching. In addition, you will experience West African music and rural culture as there are always vibrant festivals, events full of traditional drumming, energetic dancing as well as customary wrestling matches, going on.
Need active holidays? What are you looking for? River cruises, wildlife exploring, kayaking, surfing, fishing, hiking, volunteering, birdwatching, dancing, music lessons, capoeira, yoga, cycling, other workshops? Options are unlimited. You can always talk to your host to to see the options in the area of your stay. You can also click HERE to see the list of options.
A journey to Africa must include observing animal life. Although there are no “Big 5” in The Gambia, there are over 500 bird species and many other animals to be spotted, which makes it a heavenly destination for animal lovers. Animal and birdlife are 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. Read more about wildlife by clicking HERE.
The Gambia is truly 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. Read more by clicking HERE.
The Gambia is also a place where summer never ends. It is all-year-round destination located on comfortable flying distance from major European destinations and capitals in Europe. By clicking HERE you can read about most common misconceptions about off-season in The Gambia. GREEN SEASON guide of opened places in off-season is HERE.
Welcome to The Smiling Coast of Africa, The Gambia.