Gambia

Explore Gambia with us!

Gambia, the “smiling coast of Africa,” has long been a favorite spot for European beachgoers for due to its expansive white sand beaches and its developed tourism infrastructure along the coast. For the adventurous staff at Uprise Travel, however, the draw of Gambia is its undeveloped interior, with its rustic tourist camps and world-class birdwatching. The faint of heart should not stray far from the comforts of the beach resorts near Banjul, but for those adventurous enough to journey upriver, the rewards are numerous and memorable. Whether you are a birdwatcher, a beach goer, or a cultural heritage tourist finding your roots, The Gambia is sure to provide memories you won’t soon forget.

What to expect

Like most of West Africa, the hospitality in Gambia varies widely depending on where you go. Banjul and its nearby beach towns provide resorts, hotels and restaurants that might remind of Grand Canary or Barbados, but the jungle interior provides only modest, isolated facilities reserved only for adventurers. Fear not, we are sure to select accommodations that will keep our guests comfortable and well-rested. While The Gambia is a very skinny country, it is quite long, so expect to spend some time in the car on dirt roads as you venture deeper into the interior.

Tips for travel

The best time of year to visit Gambia is from November to March, during the dry season. However, Gambia’s wet season is relatively mild and is often an ideal time to visit when hotel prices are low and tourists sites are quieter. We are confident that we can deliver amazing tours in The Gambia any time of year.

 

Population: 1.9 million

Language: English

Capital City: Banjul

Currency: Dalasi

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Our favorite places in Gambia

River Gambia National Park

Yes, there are chimpanzees in the Gambia. You can see them by boat, along with hippos, crocodiles, baboons, and more. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime park!

Kunta Kinteh Island

Perhaps the most famous symbol of cultural heritage tourism, Kunta Kinteh Island has been an essential part of Gambia tourism for decades.

White sand beaches

Perhaps the most prevalent symbols of Gambia tourism, no trip is complete without relaxing on a white sand beach. The coast of Gambia gives you many beaches to choose from.

View Our Gambia Tours

We offer a wide variety of trip options suitable for every level of traveler. From relaxation to adventure, we have what you’re looking for!

8 days/7 nights

The Ultimate Gambia Tour

This is the perfect tour for adventurous first-time travelers to The Gambia who are interested in seeing everything the country has to offer.

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8 days, 7 nights

Gambia and Senegal Birdwatching and Wildlife

Adventure up rivers and wander through mangrove swamps as you go farther up the Gambia River.

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