Gambia Holidays 2018
Holidays to Gambia
If you are looking for a beach holiday with guaranteed sunshine and where English is spoken, a small country on the west coast of Africa may be of interest. Gambia is just a dot on this vast continent so far only three hundred miles long and about twenty miles wide. Basically, it lies on both banks of the River Gambia. Despite being so small, it has a varied landscape of soft sandy shores and swamp land and forests.
Things to see and do in The Gambia
As a former British colony until 1965, the national language is English, but there are of course several indigenous languages. With a subtropical climate, and only six hour flight from the UK, Gambia holidays continue to grow in popularity. Attract many visitors who want to escape the dark days of a typical British winter, as well as those looking for long hours in the summer heat. Although tourists will see Africa's big cats, this small country has a large and diverse population of birds, monkeys galore, crocodiles, and if you're lucky, you may catch a glimpse of a hippopotamus.
Cheap Gambia holidays have wide appeal and all generations are represented in the tourist population. Long streaks of glittering sands are a major attraction for families dominate buckets and shovels. In comparison to the Mediterranean coast, beaches are almost empty and they are certainly intact. Most beaches offer calm conditions, but remember, it is the Atlantic Ocean and care must be taken when swimming. Particular caution should be used when swimming from Fajara and Bakau shores.
Winter sun in Gambia
Most visitors take a boat trip on the river to experience life in a traditional village or to visit a nature reserve. The market in the capital, Banjul, is a must for souvenir hunters. Gambia traditional cuisine will delight the palate with delicious fish and meat dishes and a huge variety of fruits and vegetables. There are of course many hotels and restaurants with international cuisine. It is very important to drink only bottled water. Before you go, you have to protect against malaria and yellow fever.
The temperature in Gambia is relatively constant throughout the year, and usually sit around thirty degrees Celsius. As the humidity level will rise between July and October, your hours of sunlight may be interspersed with tropical downpours. Of course, the rain is warm, and could be considered a pleasant experience visitors to the UK.
Give in to temptation and start looking for a cheap holiday in Gambia today. By using our search facility at the top of the page, you can soon be basking in the African sun.