No matter when you visit, The Gambia always has something to offer. This tiny country earned its place on the travel map thanks to its gorgeous coastline and lush natural areas. With two main seasons and predictable weather patterns, it's easy to decide what time of year works best for a visit - keep reading for our take on the best time to visit The Gambia.
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When is the best time to visit?
There are two main seasons in the Gambia, and both come with their own unique benefits for travelers. The Dry Season runs from November until May, and offers predictably sunny skies with little chance of rain or humidity. The Green Season, which lasts from June through October, is named for its beautifully lush landscape, and there are also fewer crowds during this time. Read more.
How many days do I need?
The Gambia may be small, but you could easily spend weeks exploring its coast, national parks, and namesake river. Beachgoers can get their fill in 5 to 7 days, while those who want to travel inland should spend more time. Read more.
Things to Do in the Gambia
Whether you simply want to hang out on golden beaches or immerse yourself in the local culture, there is something for everyone in the Gambia. Cruise or paddle the Gambia River and have breakfast in neighboring Senegal, or visit one of the many spectacular national parks and reserves to look for wildlife. Head to Banjul to see an authentic market, Kunta Kinteh island for a history lesson, or the Makasutu Nature Forest for world-class bird watching. Read more.
Beyond its famously beautiful beaches, The Gambia offers plenty of opportunities for exploration. The rich culture, colorful traditions, and natural beauty of “the smiling coast of West Africa” are worth a visit for any curious traveler. Here are our 5 favorite opportunities to travel like a local in The Gambia.
The Gambia may be small, but this friendly West African country is packed with things to do and see. How many days do you need to experience everything on your list? Our expert insight will help you decide how long to spend exploring The Gambia's relaxing beaches, quaint towns, and everything in between.
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