In the vast continent of Africa, it is surprising to find, if you ignore countries that are islands, one of the smallest countries in the world. Gambia holidays take you a country that is little more than the banks of a river. At twenty-two miles wide and less than two hundred miles long, it follows the course of the Gambia River, the reason for its strategic importance in the past and the reason why it became a British Colony. It is English speaking and gained independence in 1965.
Since this time, tourism has become an important part of the country's economy. It is a great destination for those who want to escape the dark, dreary days of winter especially since Gambia lies in the same time zone and flight duration is only six hours. Avoid the rainy season from July to October and you are guaranteed wall to wall sunshine.
Located on the west coast of Africa, Gambia is not only a beach resort. The wonderful soft, sandy shores are the main reason visitors travel to the country but this subtropical portion of the continent has an interesting and varied landscape with forests and swamps filled with animal life. The country has a large bird population and several species of monkeys. Animals having regular, contact with people can lose their fear and inhibitions. Do remember that they are wild and have sharp teeth.
Cheap Gambia holidays appeal to families, couples and those seeking a relaxing break in a sub-tropical climate. The long stretches of sun-bleached sands are lapped by clear Atlantic waters and never appear crowded. Find yourself a spot beneath the palms and you can imagine yourself on a desert island. Water sports are available from the resorts. If you fancy a change from beach life you can take a river cruise or a safari up river where you can visit traditional villages and enjoy the wildlife. For the best shopping, take a trip to the mouth of the river where you'll find the capital, Banjul. With shops and market stalls, there are plenty of opportunities for purchasing your holiday gifts and souvenirs.
Hotel accommodation has been built with luxury and comfort in mind. Standards are high and service is excellent. Every effort is made to make your stay memorable. Do consider the all-inclusive option as when travelling with ever hungry and thirsty children, you may find it makes economic sense. Constant snacking can result in you going over budget. You'll find remarkably good deals on the Cheeky Trip price comparison site. Restaurants provide a wide range of cuisine that caters for all preferences. It is important to drink only bottled water and be sure to check that the container has an unbroken seal.
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