The Gambia may be a tiny country in mighty Africa, but it provides endless opportunities for an ideal holiday destination. This oddly shaped country with its magnificent coast, tempting beaches and bustling villages make it an exceptional place to create special memories!
Your first visit should be to the chaotic and over brimming city of Serekunda, the nation’s largest urban centre and resembles a chaotic and lively market. The resorts of Bakau, Fajaram, Kotu Strand and Kololi on the nearby Atlantic Coast are ideal places to experience the beauty of the sun and sea. Brufut has become the ideal tourist place from a once serene fishing village. Visit the Tanji village and take a trip down memory lane of the history of the traditional life and natural beauty. Take a walk through Tunbung Arts village and appreciate the beauty of this creative universe of Etu Ndow.
Your trip to The Gambia is not complete without the trek through the small reserve and community forest of Bijilo Forest park. Take a walk through the lush vegetation and picturesque forest towards the towering dunes. With a vast and exciting flora and fauna, where you can experience first hand, you will definitely have exciting memories from a trip down here. Visit the Kachikally Crocodile Pool for its sacred waters, known to aid in the process of conceiving. This pool is home to over 78 crocodiles, which is a traditional symbol of fertility. Stop at the African Living art center in the hub of Gambia’s art scene, you can get an exciting opportunity to meet the local artisans first hand! Want to satisfy the shopping urge, visit the Albert Market, where a buying frenzy, bartering and bargaining are a common site here!
The Gambia has a lot to offer with it cuisines. The Nyombeh Nyebbeh is a popular dish both in rural and urban centers. This famous cuisine is rich in nutrients and has a mixture of beans and cassava. The traditional Pepeh soup is a delight for the spicy lovers. The Domoda is the traditional Mandinka dish made from groundnuts with a unique flavor that it derives from the concentrated peanut paste.
The Gambia is not without its exciting adventures and outings. The Hidden Gambia has a bird safari camp for the delight of the ornithologist. Serekunda offers its visitors an opportunities for fishing and pirogue excursions. If you want that adrenaline rush, you can always opt for jet skiing, windsurfing or the catamaran trips over here. The river excursions here are very famous.
You can make a lot of memories on a trip like this, but you should always put your safety first. With mishaps just waiting to happen, a safety net is always a relief when you needed it. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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