WHY VISIT THE GAMBIA
A tiny country in West Africa, the Gambia will offer you relaxation on its beautiful beaches and bird watching. Start off on the Atlantic coast to enjoy the sun and sea, then discover the market of Serekunda and the village of craftsmen of Tunbung before taking a break in the town of Brikima. Not to be missed, are the Abuko nature reserve, and the beautiful island of Ginak. Also worth a cruise on the river to Janjangbureh.
Bird lovers can visit the Tanji Reserve, with its multitude of migratory birds, as well as Marakissa and its wide variety of species. In Baobolong, it is the owls, the egrets, and the herons that will welcome you.
Note: The Gambia is a country where you can find tourist structures that celebrate both luxury and ecology. There is very little equivalent, so enjoy!
WHAT TO SEE IN THE GAMBIA
WHEN TO GO TO THE GAMBIA
The best period to visit The Gambia is from November to February.
Located in an inter-tropical zone, the Gambia has two seasons, one dry season and one rainy season. The sunshine is very important.
From November to May, the dry season hardly ever sees the rain, and the heat is attenuated on the coast by sea winds. Inside, the temperature can reach 40 ° C. The rainy season runs from July to September, with tornadoes, heavy rains, and lush vegetation.
June and October are intermediate months, where the sun is still very present. The best time to visit The Gambia is between November and February when the weather is dry but the temperatures are still cool enough.
Following is a list of typical festivals and celebrations of The Gambia.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH THE GAMBIA
Taxis-brousses allow to reach Dakar in Banjul, which can be quite long because of the formalities. Once in the Gambia, you can use the minibuses, which circulate in rural areas, or the “large coaches”, the 32-seat Mercédès bus, which is the cheapest means of transport … but also the slowest. We also use pick-ups and seven-seater taxis, armed with patience and making a cross on its comfort. The bike can be a very good solution given the flat terrain and the short distances, and provided to be very careful. In the towns, there are horse-drawn carriages and carriages, but also minibuses and taxis.
by plane, the main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THE GAMBIA
health tips & vaccination: yellow fever vaccine is mandatory, and vaccines are recommended. Protect yourself also against malaria, and against mosquitoes that can transmit dengue.
local currency: Gambian Dalasi
local time zone: GMT+0
electricity: type G (230 V – 50 Hz)
WHAT TO DO IN THE GAMBIA
typical food in The Gambia
souvenirs from The Gambia
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