"The smiling coast" The Gambia by grets

The Gambia Travel Guide: 829 reviews and 1,895 photos

The Gambia is a long and thin country on the west coast of Africa, nestled along the length of the river of the same name, with Senegal to the north, south and east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west.

With a British history, The Gambia has a long tradition of welcoming visitors, especially those in search of some winter sunshine.

The Gambia, however, has a gread deal more to offer than just stunning beaches, something which I am hoping I'll be able to show you in these pages.

If you would like to know lots of interesting facts and figures about this friendly country, check out this link.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful beaches, great bird watching, interesting villages
  • Cons:Persistent hustlers
  • Last visit to The Gambia: Feb 1996
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2009 at 7:48 AM

    Good idea to leave a bag of stationery or a financial contribution when visiting a village school. I was amused to read about the baobab tree not getting taller as it ages, but getting shorter while the girth increases, just like humans.

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2006 at 11:52 AM

    Thanks for the ratings, I hope to have a map as blue as your someday! All the best.

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2005 at 4:10 AM

    Toyed with Gambia for years, found your page very interesting Grete, you got some great people photos. I would love to see wild hippos. (~_~)

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2005 at 6:58 PM

    Jungle juice seems like a good name for the drink. lol Very interesting page,Grete


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