One of Africa’s finest
Gambia holidays will take you to the stunning west coast of Africa neighbouring Senegal, Gambia is a country which enjoys a hot, dry winter tourist season from November through to April, and with just a 6 hour flight from the UK and average winter temperatures of 30°C, it is easy to see why holidays in Gambia are so popular.
The smallest of Africa’s countries, Gambia is big on tourism as this is the way many people make their livelihood these days. The locals are welcoming and friendly, making it easy to slip into the laid back Gambian way of life. The Gambia is also Africa’s oldest English speaking country, so there are no worries on the communication front.
If you’re looking for a lively holiday to Gambia, then head to Kololi Beach or Kotu Beach, or if you’re seeking somewhere to unwind then Banjul Beach or Cape Point may be more suitable.
Top Gambia Tips
The currency used on Gambia holidays is the Dalasi
Holders of a valid UK passport do not need a visa to go on Gambia holidays
The time difference between the UK and Gambia is GMT -1 hour
Flights from the UK to Gambia usually take around 6 hours
Experience something a little bit different
Accommodation on Gambia holidays is centred on hotels offering bed and breakfast or half board options. You can find anything from basic guest houses offering a good base for your holiday, through to luxurious hotels offering five star facilities.
One of the main draws of Gambia holidays has to be its stunning beaches, palm fringed and dazzling white, enticing you to simply relax, and enjoy the warm blue waters. Follow the River Gambia inland and you are greeted with lush vegetation and exotic wildlife.
Its bustling villages are alive with market traders offering their colourful and exotic wares whilst all around you are examples of stunning colonial architecture, just a tiny hint of its British heritage.
Fine foods play an important part in Gambian culture. As well as its amazing seafood specialities, the tantalising chicken yassa dish remains a favourite here, with its blend of lime, onion and black pepper, making a real treat for your taste buds.
Gambia holidays are popular for couples, single travellers and groups looking for relaxation, a lively base or maybe a mix of the two in somewhere that is a little bit different from any other destination.
Whether you visit the bustling villages or vibrant markets, the warm welcome you receive on your Gambia holiday from the friendly locals remains the same. Once you’ve embraced the Gambian culture once you’ll be hooked and will no doubt end up visiting time and time again! So book your holiday to Gambia online now at Latedeals.co.uk and get your adventure started.
Top Places to Visit
Abuko Nature Reserve
Gambia’s original nature reserve is home to hundreds of different species of bird, living alongside crocodiles, lizards, snakes and monkeys. The emphasis is definitely on conservation here and this is no more evident than at the animal sanctuary which is home to antelopes, monkeys and hyenas.
Juffure and Albreda
Juffure was made famous in the television adaptation of the bestselling book ‘Roots’ depicting the story of the transatlantic slave trade. In nearby Albreda you’ll find the Slavery Museum, a real eye opener into the African slave movement.
Albert Market, Banjul
Get ready to put your haggling skills to the test at this veritable feast of colour and aromas. Stalls are stacked high with fabrics, shoes, handbags, clothes and crafts. Keep going and you will reach the vibrant fruit, vegetable and spice stalls.