Yvonne’s Trip to The Gambia November 2013

I have just returned from a fabulous trip to The Gambia with The Gambia Experience where the sunshine is guaranteed! The Gambia is only a 6 hour flight from the UK and with no jet lag, you can be on the beach by the afternoon enjoying your first cocktail which suited me just fine!

·         Fantastic winter sun, average temperature 32 degrees

·         Twice weekly flights from Gatwick & Manchester and weekly flights from Birmingham

·         Premium Class upgrades and legroom seats available

·         No hidden extras – 20kgs luggage, flights, transfers and inflight meals all included in package prices

·         English speaking

I was amazed by the quality of hotels, exquisite cuisine and friendly people not to mention the wildlife. There is plenty to see and do outside the hotels with a variety of excursions giving you an insight into this wonderful country including a 4wd adventure, boat trips, forest walks, bird watching, cooking with Ida. Whatever your budget, there is something to suit from luxury boutique hotels to great value. Here’s a few offers to tempt you…….

If you would like to talk to me about my trip and discuss holiday options ring me on 0208 508 5588

Kombo Beach 3.5 grade Kotu
This was my home whilst in The Gambia and is a great mid-range hotel with a fabulous beachfront location. It’s a lively hotel with activities and entertainment throughout the day and evening. The rooms are fairly basic but there are plenty of room upgrades available. Kombo has a great atmosphere and by the end of my trip I had grown to love it.

Senegambia 3.5 grade Kololi
If you want a mid-range hotel with lots of bars and restaurants on your doorstep then this is your place. It is situated on the beach as well as having an impressive beachside pool and bar in addition to a second swimming pool. It is the largest and one of the best-known hotels in The Gambia.

Mandina Lodges Unique – Makasutu Forest

I was blown away by these lodges and the surrounding area, it is truly stunning. These striking riverside lodges offer an unforgettable experience in the wilderness with the chance to discover the people and wildlife of The Gambia that have made the forest their home. The lodges have won a place in the book ‘1001 Escapes To Make Before You Die’.

Ngala Lodge Boutique Hotel – Bakau/Fajara

This small intimate hotel is very popular perhaps because of its child-free policy but more so because of its unique suites, beautiful gardens and outstanding cuisine. Overlooking the ocean the atmosphere at Ngala Lodge is very relaxed and is the perfect place for people looking to unwind or enjoy a romantic break. With just 18 suites, this hotel has an exclusive feel and is an absolute gem so book early to avoid disappointment.

The Kairaba Beach Hotel 5 grade – Kololi

Set amongst immaculate grounds, this hotel is all about peace and relaxation yet is only a few minutes’ walk from the hub of restaurants and bars outside. The beach here has suffered some erosion but this hotel still remains one of the most popular selling especially for repeat customers.

Our prices are based on Deluxe rooms which are superior in size, quality and location.

Laico Atlantic Beach Hotel 4 grade – Banjul

If it’s a hotel-based holiday you prefer, this hotel should suit. With its enviable beach location, lively activity programme and friendly atmosphere, it is ideally suited for a half-board or all-inclusive holiday. This hotel is set on a beautiful stretch of sandy beach and located in Banjul away from the majority of tourist hotels. Rooms here are based on an all-inclusive basis.

Yvonne Holmes