Travel The Gambia

Your comprehensive resource for travel to this tiny West African nation! Please bear with us as we create the perfect site to help plan your next Gambian adventure.

Africa’s Smiling Coast

One of the smallest countries in Africa, The Gambia is nestled entirely within neighbouring Senegal but has a character all its own. This former British colony, where English is still the language of business and education, is known as the Smiling Coast – and with good reason. You will discover a local people who love to laugh, and who welcome visitors with open arms and a wide smile which perfectly sums up their relaxed attitude to life. Looking for an African destination where you are immediately made to feel at home? You can’t go wrong in The Gambia.

Fishermen, Gunjur

About Travel The Gambia

Created in 2019, Travel The Gambia aims to provide a comprehensive resource for travel to The Gambia which is hard to find elsewhere. Over the coming months, we aim to add information on the best places to visit in this fascinating country, as well as practical information on dress, money, communications and travel – everything you need to help plan your visit.

We are proud to recommend Gambia Tours for your on-the-ground travel needs in The Gambia.


Gambia National Museum, Banjul

If you are visiting the Gambian capital, the Gambia National Museum in Banjul is well worth a stop-off. This compact but varied museum is located in an old colonial building which was formerly used at the Bathurst Club in the 1920s and the Legislative Assembly in the...

Taking a River Gambia cruise

I’m on a converted peanut boat in the middle of the Gambia river, exploring the less-visited side of this beautiful West African nation. Crossing over the border with Senegal yesterday at Farafenni, we entered one of the most stable countries in Africa but also one...

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