Senegal and The Gambia: A Cultural and Wildlife Odyssey 1120 , 10 Days

Senegal and The Gambia: A Cultural and Wildlife Odyssey

Desert lands, tropical forests and magnificent coasts. On this unique holiday in West Africa...

Travel to Gambia: A Guide to the Smiling Coast of Africa

Located in West Africa, the Gambia is a small country that is often referred to as the Smiling Coast of Africa. Despite its size, it is a popular destination for tourists looking for an authentic African experience. The country's warm climate, beautiful beaches, and rich cultural heritage make it an ideal destination for travelers.

Getting There
The easiest way to get to Gambia is by air. Banjul International Airport is the main airport in the country and serves flights from various destinations around the world. The airport is located just 30 minutes away from the capital city, Banjul.

Visa Requirements
Visitors to Gambia are required to have a visa. Tourist visas can be obtained upon arrival at the airport or at the land borders. The visa fee is payable in cash and is valid for up to 90 days. It is advisable to have your travel documents in order before you arrive in Gambia to avoid any unnecessary delays.

When to Go
The Gambia has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: the dry season and the wet season. The dry season, which runs from November to May, is the best time to visit the country. During this time, the weather is warm and dry, making it ideal for outdoor activities like beach visits and wildlife safaris.

Things to See and Do
There are plenty of things to see and do in Gambia. Some of the popular attractions include:

Final Thoughts
Travel to Gambia is an excellent choice for travelers looking for an authentic African experience. The country's warm climate, beautiful beaches, and rich cultural heritage make it an ideal destination. Visitors should ensure they have their travel documents in order and book their accommodation in advance to avoid any unnecessary delays. With plenty of things to see and do, Gambia is a destination that should be on every traveler's list.

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