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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.

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Ngala Lodge
A unique, cliff-top boutique hotel with stunning ocean views and one of the finest restaurants in The Gambia. More
Coco Ocean Resort & Spa
The elegant Moroccan inspired Coco Ocean, by a tranquil neverending beach, is one of the most luxurious hotels in The Gambia. More
Leo's Beach Hotel
This intimate, contemporary eco-friendly hotel boasts excellent sea views from it’s elevated position by a quiet golden sand beach. More
White Horse Residence
An eco-friendly, tranquil retreat with seven thatched lodges in a lush green tropical garden overlooking the ocean and a beautiful sandy beach. More
Ocean Bay Hotel
A well-established, family-friendly hotel by one of the best beaches in The Gambia. More
Mandina Lodge
A unique, tranquil hideaway, these stunning eco-lodges on a tributary of the River Gambia, lie deep in the heart of Makasutu Forest. More
Fathala Wildlife Reserve
See zebra, giraffes, monkeys, rhino and more while glamping at this wildlife reserve in Senegal, just across the border from The Gambia. More
African Princess Beach Hotel
A unique and contemporary hotel by a beautiful beach in South Kotu. We particularly love the swim-up ground floor rooms. More

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