Take a fresh look at The Gambia

Providing a healthy dose of winter sun, uncrowded beaches and a diverse range of wildlife, The Gambia is perfect for an unforgettable winter getaway.

Despite being Africa’s smallest mainland country, almost entirely surrounded by Senegal, it’s packed full of once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

Still need convincing? Here are a few of the top reasons why The Gambia could be the holiday destination you’ve been searching for.

1. The warmth of winter sunshine

When dreary weather hits the UK, The Gambia becomes blessed with uninterrupted sunshine and practically zero rainfall. In fact, from November to June, holidaymakers can experience average maximum temperatures in the low-30s, making this one of the best times to go to The Gambia.

2. A diverse range of accommodation

While stays beside the stunning beaches are certainly tempting, you can enjoy a myriad of accommodation options during your holiday. Whether it’s 5-star luxury hotels, 2-star comfort, a lodge floating on the River Gambia or a stylish eco-retreat; the range of accommodation on offer will suit all manner of holidaymakers.

3. Feeling anonymous on the beach

When the summer season arrives, a typical holidaymaker will flock to the beaches of the Canary Islands, the south of Spain or the Caribbean. Unfortunately, everybody else has the same idea, and this often results in crowded beaches and resorts. In The Gambia, it isn’t unusual to have the beach almost exclusively to yourself. And given that the country enjoys year-round sunshine, there’s no need to wait until the peak months to get your fix of gorgeous sand, sun and sea.

4. Service with a smile

The Gambia will offer you a more relaxed, laid-back pace of life. The welcoming, friendly locals will put you at ease as soon as you see their big smiles and what’s more, the official language of The Gambia is English, ensuring communicative ease and even access to English-language newspapers!

5. Time is on your side

It may come as a surprise to some, but The Gambia functions on the same time zone as the UK. This ensures your holiday doesn’t lose a day or two as you battle with jet lag. Also, with a flight time of just six hours, you can enjoy your breakfast in the UK and be sat by the pool with a drink by mid-afternoon.

6. A nature-lover’s paradise

Get up close and personal with a diverse range of wildlife, whether in the grounds of your hotel or in the realms of a sprawling nature reserve. With upwards of 480 bird species, dedicated nature reserves for sighting chimpanzees and crocodiles and much more, there certainly is a wealth of experiences waiting for you to discover.

So, whilst The Gambia may not be the first destination that comes to mind when thinking about winter sun, you can rest assured that a holiday to ‘The Smiling Coast’ will be nothing short of unforgettable.

Find out more about holidays to The Gambia with The Gambia Experience

Why not speak to one of The Gambia Experience’s expert team today by calling 01489 866939?


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