Visiting/ Staying in The Gambia

Visa Requirements

Citizens of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other nations with a reciprocal visa abolition agreement with The Gambia do not require a visa to enter the country; whether on holiday or on a business trip not exceeding 90 days. Citizens of the US require an entry visa with at least 1 blank page on their passport for the stamp. The above rule applies for visitor on business or vacation. Passport validity should be for at least 6 months. All other nationalities should possess a visa, which is available from any of the Gambian embassies and consulates: London, Paris, Washington DC, Brussels, Taipei, Rabat, Jeddah, Havana, Dakar, Lagos, Freetown and Guinea Bissau. However, tourists and others travelling on last minute bookings will be allowed entry but will be required to submit their passport to the Department of Immigration in Banjul within 48 hours to be issued a proper visa.

Health Requirements

An International Certificate of Vaccination is no longer compulsory for investors to The Gambia. However, a yellow fever vaccination will be required for visitors from Europe and North America.
The last outbreak of yellow fever in The Gambia was in 1978 and there is no immediate danger to visitors. Anti-malaria medicine is however recommended and visitors should consult their doctors on which pills to take.
Visitors are also advised to bring along insect repellents, sunburn and anti-fungal creams and disinfectant. They may prove expensive or unobtainable in certain parts of the country.
There are several hospitals and clinics operated by the Government as well as by private practitioners which provide both therapeutic and preventative healthcare.
Although The Gambia is Africa's smallest country, it has some unique qualities over many destinations. The country is widely known for the extraordinary hospitality of its people, pristine sandy beaches with abundant sunshine, beautiful Atlantic Ocean, rich cultural heritage, its political stability, to name a few. The Gambia has a vibrant tourist industry, and because of its location and proximity to Europe, there are direct flight connections to major European destination as well as connections to destinations in Africa, the USA and the Middle East through regional hubs.
Most of the Europeans flights serving Banjul are charter flights and these are more frequent during the winter months of November to April.

From UK

From Holland

From Spain

From Belgium

From United States

From Nigeria

Monarch, Thomas Holidays, Mr Travel (Air tours, Panorama, Direct, First Choice, JMC, Unijet)

Sun air, Sunrise,  Ark fly

Span air

Brussels Airlines, Thomas Cook

Connecting flights available from Europe

Arik Air,        Air Nigeria

 

Places to stay (Accommodations)

Although The Gambia is Africa's smallest country, it offers a wide and different choice of places to stay ranging from luxury hotels to self catering apartments, guest houses, holiday rentals, private houses for sale and rent.
Below are some of the contact details of possible hotel and resort accommodations. For these places, visitors are strongly advised to make reservations in advance prior to their outbound trips.

HOTELS AND RESORTS

NAME OF HOTEL

TELEPHONE

EMAIL

African Village Hotel

+220 4495384

Africanvillagehotel@yahoo.com europrop@qanet.gm

Badala Park Hotel

+220 4460400

badalaparkhotel@hotmail.com

Baobab Holiday Resort

+220 4465341

Taaraa 1@hotmail.com

Bijilo Beach Hotel

+220 4462701

info@bbhotel.gm

Cape Point Hotel

+220 4495005

Capepointhotel.net

Coco Ocean Beach Hotel and Spa

 

info@cocoocean.com

Dalaba Resort

+220 4465448/9

dalaba@ganet.gm

Golden Beach Hotel

+220 4465111

info@goldenbeachhotel.gm

Holiday Beach Club Hotel

+220 4464897

enquiries@kololi.com

The Kairaba Beach Hotel

+220 4462940/1/2

kairaba@gamtel.gm

Luigi’s Hotel

+220 4460280

info@luigis.gm

Kombo Beach Hotel

+220 4465466

info@kombobeachhotel.gm

Mansea Beach Hotel

+220 4461177

mansea@manseabeachhotel.com

Ocean Bay Resort

+220 4494265

info@oceanbayhotel.com

Omakan Hotel

+220 4466442

information@omakanhotel.com

Palm Beach Hotel

+220 4462111

palmbeachhotel@hotmail.com

Palma Rima Hotel

+220 4463380

palmarimahotel@hotmail.com

Paradise Suite Hotel

+220 4463429

info@paradisesuites.gm

Sarge’s Hotel

+220 4460510

info@sargeshotel.gm

Seaview Garden Hotel

+220 4466660

mail@seaviewgarden-hotel.co.uk

Senegambia Beach Hotel

+220 4462717

info@senegambiahotel.com

Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa

+220 4410889

 reservations.gambia@sheraton.com

Sun Beach Hotel & Resort

+220 497190

sunbeach@qanet.gm

Sunset Beach Hotel

+220 4466397

info@sunsetbeachhotel.gm

The Coconut Residence

+220 4463377

info@coconutresidence.com

The Dunes Resort & Casino

+220 4465660

Fmj1099@yahoo.com

Sun Swing Beach Hotel

+220 4466700

 

Ngala Lodge

+220 4494045

info@ngalalodge.com

Roc Heights

+220 4495428/ 9918727

enquiries@rocheightslodge.com