English-speaking, peaceful and friendly, The Gambia is an excellent starting point for a trip through West Africa. Its beach resorts offer the chance to acclimatize in comfort before easing yourself on to more demanding regions. With a well-established sun-and-fun tourist industry, flights are relatively cheap and easy to obtain and there’s a great variety of places to stay, from rustic huts to air-conditioned hotels. . .
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Links we like
Asset Small, locally-owned tourism businesses including independent guesthouses and ecolodges.*
Gambia Tourism Authority Upbeat and accessible official info.
Gambia Tourist Support Huge, thoughtful compilation of visitor-friendly information on what makes The Gambia and its people tick.
Jason Florio Online portfolio of a talented British portrait and reportage photographer who captures striking images of rural Gambians.
*Sadly, on last checking, this site had been hijacked by various unsavoury spammers selling Cuban cigars, viagra etc which had replaced the intended links. Proceed with caution.
This page last edited 9 June 2011 © Richard Trillo and Emma Gregg