The Gambia is the only option if you want a relaxing African holiday with beautiful beaches, luscious landscape and a laid-back way of life. As Africa's only English-speaking country, a package holiday to the Gambia offers the perfect balance of an easy retreat with amazing options for the more active traveller. It boasts the tropical beaches at Gunjur and Kotu for lazing by the waves, bustling resorts like Kololi with busy nightspots to party after the sun goes down and superb shopping in the Albert market in the country's capital of Banjul.
Reasons to visit
Holidays to the Gambia fuse the very best of African culture with the finest facilities and a range of activities designed to delight the most seasoned traveller. Whether it's lazing in the golden sands of the many magnificent beaches or navigating the nature reserves packed with fascinating flora, fauna and a vast array of wildlife, there is an activity to suit everyone on a cheap holiday to the Gambia. You can also visit one of the many museums or take a cruise down the River Gambia that runs right through this tropical paradise.
Things to see and do
If sitting on the beach, sipping a cocktail at one of the many beach bars isn't enough from your Gambia holiday, there's plenty of amazing attractions from a trip to busy Banjul to see the National museum and the chanced to buy traditional trinkets at the vibrant Albert Market, or take the Roots river tour and stop off at the Museum of Slavery, the home of author Alex Haley's great-great-grandfather 'Kunta Kinte'. If you're lucky, catch a glimpse of the dolphins on the return trip. Your Gambia holiday can include a visit to the Makasutu Culture Forest, the country’s leading eco-attraction or take it easy with some leisurely bird watching, fantastic fishing or just sit and sample all the delicious delicacies your cheap Gambia holiday has to offer.
The kids are well catered for on a Gambia package holiday. You can have a thrilling day out to the Abuko Nature Reserve or the Kiang West National Park, with their wonderful variety of beautiful birds and amazing animals. Head to the Katchikali Crocodile Pool to see crocs close up, or brave a boat trip into the mangrove creeks of the Tanbi Wetlands and try and spot the monkeys that hide in the trees along the riverbank. With your cheap Gambia holiday there are plenty of options to interest curious kids, but they might be just as happy spending their time swimming and snorkelling on one of the Gambia's many beautiful beaches.
Gambia holidays offer the finest weather with average temperatures of 30°C and about eight hours of uninterrupted sunshine a day. From July to October the humidity level is high and there is a risk of sporadic showers, but with temperatures topping 42°C the weather can be a bit too warm for anyone but the most committed sun worshipper. If you're looking for a little winter sun and family fun, Gambia is the only option for a brilliant beach holiday with a difference.
Gambia holiday resorts
|Kololi Holidays||4 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Kotu Holidays||3 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Banjul Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Brufut Heights Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Bijilo Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Cape Point Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|
|Gunjur Holidays||1 Hotels, Villas + Apartments|