I knew absolutely nothing about The Gambia before entering it. From what I had read, it was an English-speaking country wedged within Senegal. I honestly had no idea what to expect. What I soon came to find was a country teeming with tourism potential, and a friendly people willing to greet tourists as they come through. Moreover, The Gambia offered me my first real peek into the wildlife of West Africa in a tame easy to access fashion. The country, however, does also come with some challenges. You’ll be hard pressed to find a place in West Africa where you will be pressed so hard by taxi drivers, shop owners and the famous “bumsters” (guide meets male prostitute). However, the smiling faces of The Gambia will likely have you yearning for more time in this tiny, and often forgotten, country full of grace.
Backpacker’s Budget: $40-50USD a Day
Highlights: Abuko Nature Reserve, Kachically Crocodile pools
General Travel Guides
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- Budget for Travel in The Gambia
- How to Enter the Gambia