Gambia

Gambia Overview

Gambia is one of the smallest independent countries in Africa. Being only 15 to 30 miles wide, Gambia is a flat land. Mangrove and scrub forests line the areas along the coast and the Gambia River.

The River Gambia has always attracted tourist to its magnificent estuary, and is home to a rich variety of birds, fish and mammals. Making it an ideal place to explore and discover.

CLIMATE

Gambia’s summer months which runs from June to October are hot and humid. Inland temperatures during the summer often reach 110 °F (43 °C). During the winter, temperatures drop to about 60 °F (16 °C). About 40 inches of rainfalls near the coast each year.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Banjul
POPULATION: 1.7 million
LANGUAGE: English
CURRENCY: Dalasi
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 230V, 50Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +220
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC 0

TRAVEL WARNING

You should not travel by road from The Gambia to the Casamance region in southern Senegal. It remains affected by incidents involving presumed separatist groups and by incidents of banditry.

Information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK www.fco.gov.uk