What to Do?

What to Do?

Tourists visiting The Gambia have a variety of excursion options to choose from, including land-based tours, river trips, and mixed excursions. Some of the popular land-based tours include visits to local markets and villages, where tourists can learn about traditional crafts, customs, and daily life in The Gambia. There are also cultural tours, such as visits to historical sites like Kunta Kinteh Island (formerly James Island) and the Wassu Stone Circles, which are UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can also enjoy Sunbathing in Gambia, A Lazy Day Cruise, Creek Tours, Beauty Salons, and Getting a Refreshing Massage in Gambia

Sports In Gambia

There are several sports activities that sports lovers can enjoy. Here are some of them: Playing Golf at Fajara Golf Course, Horse Riding, Camel Riding, Rent a Bike, Surfing and Sport fishing.

For those interested in wildlife, there are nature reserves and wildlife parks that offer guided tours, such as the Abuko Nature Reserve and the Makasutu Cultural Forest. River trips are also popular, with options to take a boat ride on the River Gambia to see wildlife or to visit local fishing villages. Some mixed excursions combine a bit of everything, such as a visit to a local market followed by a boat trip on the river.

Tourists are advised to check with their tour representatives to see which excursions are available and to make arrangements. It is also recommended to bring plenty of camera film, sun tan lotion, and insect repellent, as the weather can be hot and humid, and mosquitoes are common in certain areas.

here are some examples of popular excursions in The Gambia:

Riverboat tours:

These tours take visitors on a scenic journey up the Gambia River, with stops along the way to explore local villages, see wildlife such as hippos and monkeys, and visit historic sites like James Island and the Wassu stone circles.

Beach day trips:

The Gambia has many beautiful beaches, and there are excursions available that take visitors to different beach locations for a day of sun, swimming, and relaxation. Some beach day trips also include activities like beach volleyball and live music.

Cultural tours:

For visitors interested in learning about Gambian culture, there are excursions that take them to traditional villages to see local craftspeople at work, learn about traditional medicine and healing practices, and try local foods like Uomo da (a peanut stew) and benching (a one-pot rice dish).

Nature walks and birdwatching:

The Gambia is home to many different species of birds, and there are excursions available that take visitors on guided nature walks to see them. Some tours also include visits to nature reserves like Abuko Nature Reserve, where visitors can see monkeys, crocodiles, and other wildlife.

City tours:

For visitors interested in exploring Banjul and other urban areas in The Gambia, there are city tours available that take them to historic sites like Arch 22 and the National Museum, as well as local markets and shopping areas. Some tours also include visits to schools and hospitals to learn about the country’s education and healthcare systems.