The Gambia

With never-ending palm-fringed sandy beaches, uninterrupted sunshine from November to mid-June, fabulous boutique hotels and eco-lodges, The Gambia is a wonderful winter sun destination. Add to the mix a colourful culture, rich in traditions, fascinating wildlife including over 540 species of birds, and warm, welcoming people and you have the ingredients for a magical holiday. As a former British colony, English is the official language of The Gambia, so communication isn’t a problem. And it’s around a 6-hour flight from London and in the same time-zone so there’s no need to worry about jet lag.

The tough decision is where to stay. Perhaps a floating river lodge deep in the heart of a sacred forest that’s home to hundreds of baboons and a myriad of birds? Or is a Moroccan inspired luxury spa resort by the beach more your style? Would you prefer an intimate boutique hotel? Can’t decide? With our tailor-made holidays, you can have the best of both worlds by combining two or more from our collection of hotels.

  1. Our prices for holidays to The Gambia include flights, 20kg hold luggage allowance (more with Star Class), transfers, accommodation and some meals as stated. There are no hidden extras.
  2. Everything you book with us is bonded so you have full financial protection.
  3. We closely monitor our collection of hotels and lodges ensuring you get the best service.
  4. Most importantly, you will get personal unbiased advice from a genuine expert.

Kathryn, our Gambia expert, has been travelling to the Smiling Coast, as it is commonly known, for over 14 years and has hand-picked the very finest hotels and lodges. She can give you unbiased advice, guided by your tastes and interests, about where to stay and what to do.

The sample itineraries below are a few of our favourites. You’ll find more under the ‘Holidays & Prices’ tab above. Let us know what you are looking for in a holiday by email,, or by giving us a call on (UK) 0207 112 0019 and together let’s plan your perfect escape.