Holidays to Gambia
Africa’s smallest country, Gambia is like a miniature version of the Dark Continent. Gambia holidays mean lush tropical jungles; meandering rivers; hidden tribal villages; glistening palm-fringed beaches and an amazing variety of bird and animal life. We at Coop Travel have last minute holidays to Gambia that will whisk you there in just 6 hours.
The Gambians are a smiling, happy people with a culture as colourful as their birdlife. Gambia package holidays have become a popular option for those seeking an exotic African adventure, with the laid-back familiarity of a beach break. Until recently, bargain holidays to Gambia were an unknown concept – until the Gambians saw the sense of opening up their beautiful country to visitors. The result was a range of authentically designed luxury beach resorts along the Atlantic coast. However, Gambia is one big nature reserve. Wherever you book Gambia package holidays, they invariably include trips up the Gambia River, to attractions like Abuko Nature Reserve.
Cheap holidays are available in exotically-named resorts like Bijilo Beach, Kololi and Banjul, an island capital at the mouth of the river. While late deals in Gambia revolve around the beach resorts, the country has been welcoming visitors for centuries. Established by the British in 1816, Banjul is rich in culture and heritage, with fine colonial buildings, museums, craft centres and a colourful harbour.
For many people, bargain holidays to Gambia mean the beaches. Banjul’s attractive, self-contained resorts offer soft sands, lush gardens and beautiful views of the ocean and river. Boat trips, fishing and bird-watching treks are just some of the activities on offer. The hotels offer everything in the way of wining, dining and entertainment, but for a change of scene there are some lively beach bars along the coast.
For a fun-packed time, look for Gambia holiday offers in Kololi, Gambia's liveliest beach resort. This town has it all – beautiful palm-fringed beaches, water-sports; golf, a casino and endless bars, restaurants and nightclubs. For peace and tranquillity, however, we at Co op Travel recommend Bijilo, nearby.