9 days in Gambia Itinerary

9 days in Gambia Itinerary

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Serekunda
— 6 nights
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North Bank Division
— 2 nights
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Serekunda

— 6 nights
Serekunda hugs the Atlantic Ocean on one side and faces the Gambia River on the other, both of which provide an escape from the heat when temperatures rise.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Gunjur Village Museum and The Spa at Coco Ocean Resort. Visiting Kotu Beach and Black and White Safari - Day Tours will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Serekunda side-trips: Abuko Nature Reserve (in Banjul), Tanje Village Museum (in Tanji) and Kartong (The Reptile Farm & Lemonfish Art Gallery). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at River Gambia National Park. There's much more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, stroll through Katchikally Crocodile Pool, steep yourself in history at National Museum, and stop by Senegambia Craft Market.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Serekunda holiday planner.

Dakar, Senegal to Serekunda is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Dakar in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Serekunda, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to North Bank Division.

Things to do in Serekunda

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 23:

North Bank Division

— 2 nights
North Bank was one of the five administrative divisions of the Gambia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fort Bullen and then steep yourself in history at Fort James Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Jufureh.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read North Bank Division trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Serekunda to North Bank Division takes 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Serekunda in April; daily highs in North Bank Division reach 48°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in North Bank Division

Historic Sites
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Gambia travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Beaches · Flea Markets
Smiling Coast
The smallest country of mainland Africa, the Gambia consists of the Gambia River valley and the hills that run along its edges. Taking off on a journey down the river during your vacation in Gambia allows you to discover a landscape known worldwide as a bird-watcher's paradise--you might want to keep your binoculars and camera handy at all times. The Atlantic coast boats a number of beach resorts with large hotels and shining sands, while the fishing villages farther inland offer an altogether more rustic and basic take on Gambian charm.