The Gambia is located on the west coast of Africa. The Gambia is the smallest country on mainland Africa, bordered by Senegal in the north, east and south and by the Atlantic Ocean on the west. The country is shaped like a snake as it follows the course of the river 300 miles inland. The Gambia has a subtropical climate with distinct cool and hot seasons. From November to May, there is uninterrupted dry weather with a lovely wintersun. From June to October there is a rainy and hot summerseason. The natural diversity of the country is immense and the hospitality of the local people is legendary. If you have any questions about The Gambia or our trips and tours, please contact us!
The Gambia River
The Gambia River, the country's major waterway, rises in the Futa Jallon in Guinea and follows a twisting path for 1,000 miles to the sea. In its last 300 miles, the river flows through the Gambia, narrowing to a width of 3 miles at Banjul. Mangrove swamps line both sides of the river for the first 100 miles from the sea; the mangroves then give way to more open country and, in places, the red ironstone cliffs.
Sun, sand and cultural experience
The Gambia has unique qualities over many other destinations. It is only six hours away from major European destinations, there is no jet lag, and it is a popular and affordable winter destination attracting Tourists in search of sun, sand, and cultural experience of which this unique country has plenty.
The Gambia offers a much-varied landscape, featuring sandy beaches, lush tropical forests, swamps, marshes and large areas of wooded savannah. The River Gambia, one of Africa's great waterways, dominates the country, and The Gambia's parks, reserves, riverbanks are a major draw for ecotourists: they harbour monkeys, crocodiles, dolphins, a small population of hippos and well over 500 bird species.
Enjoy the culture, nature & history
Visitors keen to experience West African music and rural culture may choose to travel off the beaten track, visiting the beautiful Coconut Islands, sleeping in eco-lodges and spending time in traditional country villages where time stood still. One of the most famous villages is Juffureh. The village of Kunta Kinte, the main character of Alex Haley's bestseller and TV-serie ‘Roots’. But, for many, it is The Gambia's idyllic cocktail of sunny days, warm welcomes, relaxing Atlantic beach resorts en discovering the richfull nature, culture and history of Gambia.
The Smiling Coast of Africa
The Gambia is fast becomming one of the most sought-after summer and winter sun destinations for tourists from all over the world. The hospitality of the local people is heart-warming and legendary. Most seem genuinely pleased to welcom visitors, even in the smallest villages in the country.
Reasons why The Gambia is a perfect holiday destination
- The Gambia enjoys all year round sunshine and nice temperatures
- It's an English speaking country
- The Gambian people are very, very friendly and smiling!
- It is uncommercial, you will enjoy real African life
- No time difference, no jetlag, only six hours away from Europe
- It's offering you nature, culture and historical adventures
More information about The Gambia
The Gambia is a unique destination, with a unique people and a unique way of life. It is a unique experience. Read more about The Gambia on the Wikipedia website and see some more photo's on the Flickr website.
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