Gambia holidays

Compare 40+ trusted brands

Find your perfect holiday or hire car

ATOL protected

Book your holiday with confidence

Part of MoneySuperMarket

Saving you money for more than 15 years

Covid-19 secure

Find flexible bookings with our partners

We compare millions of holidays from the UK’s leading travel companies
jet2holidays logotui logoeasyjet-holidays logolove-holidays logolast-minute logoexpedia logoon-the-beach logo

The Gambia can be difficult to spot on a map – you may need to squint to see it. This tiny sliver of a country on Africa's western coast is contained entirely within Senegal, but has its own narrow coastline of only 80km (50 miles).

Commonly referred to as “The Smiling Coast”, Gambians are among the friendliest people you're likely to encounter. Moreover, with a mere six-hour flight from London and barely any time difference, the country is a popular holiday destination all year round.

With over 550 species of birds, The Gambia has become a haven for twitchers and holiday birdwatching – everything from exotic and coastal birds to raptors dominate the skies. Although there is no big game, wildlife in The Gambia is still diverse and thrives in such places as the Abuko Nature Reserve, Bijilo National Park, Kachikally Crocodile Pond, and the Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project. Visiting any one of these places will give you an excellent opportunity to spot some quite exotic wildlife.

Travel Information

Language

English

Currency

Gambian dalasi

Average flight time(from London)

6 hrs

Latest travel tips and advice

Travel advice

How to grab luxury holiday extras for less

From airport lounges and free upgrades to pre-booked taxis, these little holiday luxuries can make a big difference to your trip, without costing a fortune.

Read moreabout How to grab luxury holiday extras for less
Travel advice

7 unexpected holiday charges to look out for

Read moreabout 7 unexpected holiday charges to look out for
Travel advice

Cash, credit cards or prepaid? The simple guide to holiday spending

Read moreabout Cash, credit cards or prepaid? The simple guide to holiday spending
Read more from the blog

Our latest holiday deals

Get your travel essentials sorted for less

Flights

Fly away with an incredible deal. Search and compare a huge range of airlines today.

Compare Flights

Car Hire

Finding the right wheels is much more than getting the cheapest price. Compare a range of car rentals.

Compare Car Hire

Travel Insurance

Make sure you find the right cover. Compare a range of comprehensive travel insurance policies.

Compare Travel Insurance

Transfers

Get from A to B hassle free with an affordable transfer. Compare a range of options and save.

Compare Transfers

Hotels

Whether you’re after boutique in Berlin or affordable in the Algarve, the right hotel is just a comparison away.

Compare Hotels

Parking

Make sure your ride is safe and secure while you’re away. Compare a range of airport parking deals.

Compare Parking

Sign up. Be inspired. Travel.

Subscribe now for hand-picked holiday deals, inspiration and the latest travel tips, straight to your inbox.

Sign up to newsletter

We won't pass your details on to anyone else. By clicking the sign up button you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.