30 miles of soft sand beaches
Gambia is perfect for sun lovers, with 30 miles of soft sand beaches and a tropical climate, temperatures around 80F all year and warm, friendly people. The Gambia is on western coast of Africa, Less than 20 miles wide but over 300 miles long; it is strip of land along the Gambia River. The capital, Banjul, is at the Atlantic end of the country, at the mouth of the Gambia River. Gambia resorts and Gambia International Airport are also located in this area.
A gentle introduction to Africa
In some respects, Gambia is a gentle introduction to Africa. It is possible to take a boat trip up the Gambia River with thick forest on both sides, monkeys in the trees and a variety of birdlife on the shores. Holidays here are popular all year but winter is when most visitors from the UK arrive. In the Gambia, beaches are of soft sand with the odd rocky outcrop and palm trees.
Sun, sea and sand with a little nightlife
A break in Gambia is for those seeking sun, sea and sand with a little nightlife. The Gambia is also a popular destination for those wishing to experience bird watching. Hotel standards have improved considerably over the last few years and a few are now of international standard. Most Hotel accommodation is on or near the coast in the resorts of Cape Point, Kotu and Kololi. Prices are cheap in the Gambia compared with the UK. Fresh fish and seafood are particularly good value.
Gambia weather is considered among the best in West Africa: sunny days, sub-tropical high temperatures and romantic balmy nights. One look at our temperature and sunshine chart will show why this charming south West African country is so popular with serious sunbathers and beach connoisseurs. Most visitors will spend their holidays on the fabulous beaches of resorts like Bijilo, Cape Point, Kololi and Kotu. Fortunately temperatures are lower along the coast than in the interior. High temperatures in popular resorts like Banjul and Kombo are pleasantly cooled by the Atlantic.
Gambia All Inclusive Holidays
All inclusive packages to Gambia will include flights, transfers and quality accommodation located in peaceful surroundings. All accommodation will have clean, simple and bright rooms with basic facilities and a beautiful pool area where you can relax and unwind. All inclusive resorts will have a good restaurant serving a variety of tasty dishes and a bar area where you can enjoy the evening entertainment. Check out our last minute deals and if you’re looking to indulge yourself on your romantic holiday be sure to check out our 4 and 5 star packages which including rooms with stunning sea views, spa treatments and a wider range of leisure facilities.
More useful information
- For official Gambia tourist information click here - Gambia Tourism Authority
- The FCO occasionally release travel advisory warnings for the Gambia. Check the latest on the Foreign Travel Advice website.
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This small and friendly hotel right on the beach displays a laid-back atmosphere, and offers an affordable option for bed and breakfast accommodation. The main feature here is the swimming pool, which presents an alternative to the sandy beach. The aptly named hotel offers a relaxing spot from which to take in the stunning nightly sunsets.
The Kairaba offers a relaxed and comfortable base on Africa’s west coast, with this established hotel providing good quality accommodation in a lovely tranquil setting. Located right on the beach, guests are well-placed for the coastal area, and can make the most of all the facilities and entertainment options the hotel provides.
The Kairaba Hotel is rated as one of the best hotels in Kololi. Stunning gardens of tropical vegetation, dotted with hammocks and surrounding a large, attractive pool make for the ultimate in relaxing holidays.