The Gambia has successfully, and uniquely in the region, branded itself as an exotic package holiday destination only a few hours away and without jetlag for European visitors. Winter there is cool and dry. Several resorts are built on the Atlantic coast close to the capital, Banjul. The experienced tour operators offer many daytrips, from river cruises to jungle hikes to trips to neighbouring Senegal.

Gambia is small, little larger than a few hundred kilometres of both banks of the Gambia River. Chimpanzees, monkeys, crocodiles and many other species of wildlife are easy to view, and James Island is a former slave trade station.


Gambia flag

Why you should go:

You are a cougar.

Why you shouldn't:

You don't like beaches or jungle.

Map of Gambia