having booked my holiday and and checking many forums, im wondering if i did the right thing booking gambia.
what sort of holiday am i going to have thinking about malaria, having to cover up at night,having to cover myself with deet during the day,staying in the room at sunset,not to mention maybe a need for a yellow fever jab,rabies?, bumsters !, so many places you can go without the need for this.
can anyone tell me if they knew about all the precautions you have to take for gambia,before you booked and if so why are you going there and not somewhere else ?
hi there my wife and i are travelling to gambia shortly for the first time, we are going bed and breakfast and would like to know if we could take cooked meats and dairy products with us. like a little snack at bed time x
Does anybody know of any safe deposit boxes outside of the hotels where i don't stay in Kololi, as i stay in rooms and had £650.00 stolen last year. I will be going again in December and would be gratefull for any feedback
Anyone got some suggested itineraries for 1 week? Wouldn't mind a couple of days at the beach, maybe a 2 night excursion up river for birding/hippos and then anything else that might get me out of the resort area for a bit to actually see the real country, not a beefed up resort part of it.
i arrive in gambia on the13th of nov staying at hallin compound down for ishing if anyone wants to come and join me for days fishing peace an no bumpsters
Does anyone have recommendations on a good resort and hotel. We are looking for a hotel by the beach which is also close to a town with some good restaurants and family run bars. Also interested in a few day trips out if you have any suggestions.
can anyone tell me please if it is a tourist tax or visa needed for Gambia now? Whichever, whats the cost per person now? do you fill in the visa in-flight or is it just pay on entry? this is for a family of 4 in December thanks for any info
4 years since we,ve been to Gambia and forgotten most of what we learned, so please bear with me!!. Going for xmas and new year to the above, this time with the kids, age 12 & 9. first off, any latest reviews on the palma riva, real ones not made up!! does anyone know what the fridge hire and a/c cost per week, also the cost of the safety deposit? wer,e fully inclusive but normally by the second week i like to look further afield for meals so any tips for restaurants, bars etc. mucho appreciated. is the run from the hotel to the beach as bad as other forums described, yes i know about the bumsters but the last time we were at the palm grove on banjul highway and it wasn,t to bad there. when do the schools break up for xmas hols? as we want the kids to see the difference between our cultures, they think the pics we took last time were off the internet! is it still the done thing to take pens, pencils etc?, we bought the notebooks on senegambia strip the last time. thanks in advance for any replies.
we are going to banjul beach next jan ,ive noticed on pic the beaches are very quiet and wondered is it safe to swim in the sea there
Hi I have been invited by a good friend to go and visit him in Serrekunda, I know he would look after me well,but im trying to do as much research about the place as i can, so any information anyone as would be a great help. Would a white girl be welcomed? I know it would be a huge culture shock but ive not seen my friend in 5 years and it would be a great experience. Travelling alone is also a big worry. Any advice pllleeaase! Thanks, Emma
Hi, we are going to Gambia on the 22nd Feb and our GP has given us a private prescription for Malarone. It's quite expensive and I wondered if anyone has found somewhere relatively cheap to get it. Thanks
hi, i will be staying at the senegambia beach hotel at the end of jan, could anyone recommend a cheap bar/ resturant and the best place to get tours from locals, many thanks
Hi, We are heading to the Gambia for 3 weeks in Feb 2012 and are fairly experienced travellers and would like to see some of the "real" Gambia. I.E away from the tourist traps. Also, if there is anything to bring with us to give to the locals. We have taken pens, paper, sweets, toothpaste/brushes etc on previous trips to other countries. We are staying in Kotu. Any recommendations would be highly welcome. Many thanks.
Hi, Going out to the Gambia in Feb for 3 weeks and because Thomas Cook are strict on the baggage weight, I was wondering whether we can buy mosquito repellent, sun-cream, aftersun lotion etc in the Gambia. We are staying at the Palm Beach Hotel in Kotu. Many thanks in advance for you answers
we are travelling to the gambia in 3 weeks and were just wondering is it compulsary to have yellow fever vaccination.
Hi, looking to travel to Gambia in the next month, I get pretty bad psoriasis and the sun does wonders for my skin. Probably going alone and looking for somewhere I can sunbathe were I can get complete privacy, but also want my cake and eat it in the sense of being somewhere a bit lively to enjoy a few beers of an evening. Probably got around 500 euro budget for accommodation for a 7 night stay. Any recommendations appreciated. Cheers
Hi, i am a regular visitor to india, this year i fancied a change and am planning on going to gambia in March/April next year, please can anyone tell me roughly food and drink costs both budget and mid range restaurant costs. thankyou sarah
what are the best precautions to avoid mosquitoes in your room. considering a two week break in January. Do we need medication before we arrive. Do most hotels provide nets around the beds. is it wise to have recommended jabs. thanks
hi, what would be taxi fare from airport to kololi beach resort regards sam
Hi we are planning to go to Koloili in Novemeber please can anyone tell us how much it costs for food, drinks etc. Thanks
Hi, I would like go to Gambia in August,but what´s the weather like ? Is a rainy season in August ? Thank you. Kind Regards
Hi, I am going to the Gambia in January 2012 and plan to take in a Reggae Music Festival while I am there. Are there any personal tips that anyone has to offer on Festivals generally (preferably non-mud types) and about Gambia itself? I heard it is a really nice place with visitors tending to return year after year. I've never been to a festival either so it will be a real adventure for me. If anyone else is going please let me know. Tnx
How much is the average meal, beer, spirits and water in Banjul, Gambia?
hello--we arrive banjul 3/25/11 via cruise ship for 1 day--ship tours SO expensive--are there local tour operators/ taxis on pier to take passengers to area sites? is it safe to do it? are US$ accepted?--thanks
Hi, First time poster/reader, has anyone travelled with JLM Travel to Gambia? They have just offered me the Kombo Beach or The Kairaba for £100pp cheaper than Monarch Holidays there is three of us travelling so we will save £300! - and it is using the same flights. The woman advised me everything is atol covered and that they have some exclusive deals on it. I have done a check and found there website and it was actually cheaper when I called them lol Any feedback would be appreciated Rgds Paul
my budget is 1300 dalasis (£30)per night.For a twin room for my son and I.
hi to all I just booked my flight and decided to stay in Babula's Residence. I don't like the big hotels anyway. Does anybody know this place? I passed there sometimes, but never resided there. From the homepage it looks ok, but personal experience is very welcome.
I am looking to travel to the Gambia in October and there doesn't appear to be any flights/holidays available, why is this?
I'm moving my family to gambia this summer for two years. Could someone tell what everyday life is like? Would my kids have a hard time? They are only 5,10 so what is there for the m to do? Is the tennis? baseball? football? a place for them to take swimming class? As for school any with info on school are the school good with expat kids or are there bulling? I have so many question who is be easy to find a french teacher for after school for the kids.