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Gambia: A Unique Holiday Destination

  • May 9, 2014
  • By Grace
Gambia: A Unique Holiday Destination

For many of the people out there, Africa, in all its colours and shapes, would not necessarily be their dream travel destination. Yet for the other people of the world, Africa incites a special kind of fascination that is difficult to ignore. From North to South and from East to West, Africa is a wonder of the world and everybody should get there at least once in their lives.

Gambia is situated in West Africa and it is one of the best places to visit if you ever set foot on African soil. Something about this place will definitely leave you with a heavy print on your memory and the entire holiday will eventually prove to be more than just relaxation, but an entire lesson for living.



The capital city in Gambia, Banjul, is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Gambia. The city is quite small population-wise (around 35,000 only), but if you take into consideration the surrounding areas as well, the number becomes ten times larger. Getting to Banjul is relatively easy with a number of connections from major cities around the world, you can find flights with Flythomascook.

Banjul has a special fragrance to it and once you get there you will get the chance to discover a world that is much different than yours, offering a special travel experience. Do not forget to visit the Gambia National Museum for an infusion of local history and culture, which is a great way to spend an afternoon in this town.

Furthermore, do allow yourself to “get lost” in the Alberta Market. This lively and fun market can be an amazing choice even for those of you on a tighter budget, especially because there will be a LOT of things to look at and to buy at prices that will surprise you.

Gambia River

The Beaches

Do NOT miss out on the gorgeous beaches on this country. Although Gambia does not have a lot of beach on its own, the truth is that the entire atmosphere on the golden sands of this country will make everything idyllic for you and for whomever you are with. Palm trees, sun, water that is bluer than you would have ever imagined it to be and a general feeling of being carefree and relaxed – all these things await for you on the beaches of Gambia. And what’s best about it is the fact that these beaches are never crowded, so you will not feel uncomfortable or “squeezed” while trying to actually relax.

The Kachikally Crocodiles

If you want to see something you will most likely never see at home, then do visit the Kachikally crocodile pool in Gambia. The experience will be unique and, for those of you who actually like reptilians and crocodiles, it will be genuinely interesting.

All in all, Gambia can be an extraordinary experience you will never forget. Wonderful, exotic and truly special, this is the place to visit if you want to discover something new and completely different.

By Grace, May 9, 2014
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