What started out as a quiet fishing village is slowly becoming one of the most attractive tourist spots in the whole of West Africa. Located just 18km from the capital of Banjul, Kololi is now home to long sandy beaches lined with beach bars, local craft markets, quad biking opportunities and even a series of lively nightclubs. No matter what your typical type of holiday is, Kololi is sure to have something that fits that mould.
Low-cost holidays to Kololi are already a big hit with travellers from the UK and the region can be reached from a select few airports here. Probably the best way to reach Kololi is to fly to Banjul International Airport and to get a transfer from there which takes about 40-minutes in the car. Make sure you check the CheekyTrip comparison site for more holiday hotspots along the West Coast of Africa. Direct flights to this region tend to be about 6 hours long from UK airports.
Kololi’s busiest and arguably best time to visit is during the winter months, particularly from December to March. This is the time of year when temperatures climb to the mid-30s and party season is in full flow. However, Kololi is also a fairly popular summer holiday destination. Temperatures are slightly cooler (although not much) which might be ideal for anyone who wants to do a bit more walking and exploring in and around the town.
There is so much to do in this resort that it is difficult to know where to start. Aside from the obvious benefits that a gorgeous beach brings, Kololi is also lined with a series of beach bars which often play reggae music and serve up delicious, freshly-caught seafood. Quad-biking in this resort isn’t just a fun way of getting around the town, there are also quad-biking safaris that take you off the beaten track along dirt roads to Tujering. Our final highlight is Bijilo Forest Park which we consider a must-visit. This place is also known as ‘Monkey Park’ and is home to vervet monkeys as well as other species of wildlife.
Depending on your preferences and your budget, there are plenty of great accommodation options to choose from in Kololi. There are standard tourist-friendly hotels located by the beach, there are a number of guest houses and B&Bs for a cheaper and more authentic stay in the region. There are also self-catered apartments if you prefer to do your own thing with loved ones. Dining out is a pleasure in Kololi with not just traditional African dishes on the menu in most restaurants, but also cuisines from all over the world being served including Indian, Chinese, Thai and Italian to name just a few.
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