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 (Accommodation)

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.

 

 

 

 

NAME OF HOTEL

 

NUMBER OF ROOMS

 

 

LOCATION

 

 

TEL. NO

 

 

EMAIL  ADDRESS

 
 
 

1

African Village

73

Bakau

4495384

europrop@qanet.gm

 

2

Badala Park Hotel

202

Kotu

4460400

palmbeachhotel@hotmail.com

 

3

Bakotu Hotel

80

Kotu

4465959

roots@bakotu.com

 

4

Bambo Village Resort

36

Kololi

4463079

gm@bambohotel.gm

 

5

Bijilo Hotel

21

Bijilo

4462701

bijilobeach@airtip.gm

 

6

Bungalow Hotel

117

Kotu

4465288

bbhotel@qanet.gm

 

7

Cape Point Hotel

62

Cape Point

4495005

capepointhotel@qanet.gm

 

8

Coco Ocean Resort & Spa

86

Bijilo

4463377

info@cocoocean.com

 

9

Coconut Residence

18

Kerr Sering

4463377

coconut@qanet.gm

 

10

Djaliba Hotel

74

Kololi

6663202

info@adventuregambia.com

 

11

Dunes Resort

22

Kotu

4495871

info@dunes.gm

 

12

Fajara Hotel

240

Fajara

4495605

fajaracafe@qanet.gm

 

13

Flourish Resort & Spa

40

Kotu

2488630

felix@flourishresorts.com

 

14

Golden Beach Hotel

40

Bijilo

4463722

goldenbeach@yahoo.com

 

15

Holiday Beach Hotel

80

Kololi

4460418

amatgaye@hotmail.com

 

16

Djembe  Beach Hotel

40

Kololi

4466700

reservation@jermahotel.com

 

17

Kairaba Beach Hotel

156

Kololi

4462940

kairaba@gamtel.gm

 

18

Kololi Beach Club

44

Kololi

4464897

kololibeachclub@advsys.co.uk

 

19

Kombo Beach Hotel

258

Kotu

44632335

kombo@gamtel.gm

 

20

Kunta Kinteh Complex

14

Kotu

9901283

e.t73@hotmail.com

 

21

Laico  Atlantic Hotel

204

Banjul

4228601

atlantic@corinthia.com

 

22

Leo’s Hotel & Restaurant

6

Brufut Heights

7212830

info@leos.gm

 

23

Lemon Creek Hotel

56

Bijilo

7770456

clt@lemoncreek.net

 

24

Luigi’s Complex

28

Kololi

4460280

info@luigis.gm

 

25

Mansea Hotel

60

Kololi

4461177

mansea@manseahotel.com

 

26

Ngala Lodge

24

Fajara

4494045

info@ngalalodge.com

 

27

Ocean Bay Resort (Now Red Croc Hotel)

195

Cape Point

4464265

oceanbay@gamtel.gm

 

28

Ocean Villa Heights

7

Brufut Heights

2487430

info@oceanvillaheights.com

 

29

Omakan Hotel

14

Sukuta

4461166

info@omakanhotelgambia.com

 

30

Palm Beach Hotel

120

Kotu

4464111

palmbeachhotel@hotmail.com

 

31

Palma Rima Hotel

152

Kotu

4463380

palmarimahotel@hotmail.com

 

32

Paradise Suites Hotel

73

Kololi

4463429

info@paradisesuites.gm

 

33

Safari Garden Hotel

18

Fajara

4495887

geri@gamspirit.com

 

34

Sand Beach Holiday Resort

52

Kotu

4464734

info@sbhr.com

 

35

Sarge’s Hotel (Tafbel)

98

Kololi

4460510

info@sargeshotel.gm  

 

36

Seafront Hotel

20

Bijilo

3362222

gm@seafront.gm

 

37

Seaview  Garden Hotel

24

Kololi

4466660

hatib@seaview.gardenhotel.com

 

38

Senegambia Beach Hotel

328

Kololi

4461889

info@senegambiahotel.com

 

39

Sheraton Hotel (Now Coral)

195

Brufut

4410889

rickberendsen@sheraton.com

 

40

Sun Beach (Now Red Croc Hotel Annex)

192

Cape Point

4497190

gmsunbeach@qanet.gm

 

41

Sunset Beach Hotel

97

Kotu

4466397

info@sunsetbeach.gm

 

42

Wave Crest Hotel

10

Kotu

4466979

wavecrest@gamtel.com

 

43

Wood Pecker Resort

10

Yundum

4473680

woodpecker@gmail.com