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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 01, 2011
local tours for cruisers  (2 Answers)

hello--we arrive banjul 3/25/11 via cruise ship for 1 day--ship tours SO expensive--are there local tour operators/ taxis on pier to take passengers to area sites? is it safe to do it? are US$ accepted?--thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2008
Travelling to The Gambia.

Hi, I and a friend are travelling to The Gambia within the next month. We would like to find out about accomodation as we want to move away from the coast. I heard of a site called africania which promotes sustainable tourism, but the site is now under construction. Does anybody know how to contact the people behind the site, such as an email?
We are also on a budget, would 150 pounds a week see us right? Also, we wanted to head north to Kaolack and maybe Dakar, what sort of travel times would be normal to Dakar via the cheapest or fastest possible mode of transport?
One other question, we've been looking for information on how to decide what to pay if asked for road tax. As it may happen that we might be left waiting until we pay, would travelling with a guide avoid this?

Its a bunch of questions and more might follow, but if your guys could answer even some of them, it would help alot.

Many thanks in advance.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 26, 2007
Budget  (1 Answer)

Hi All,

Just some advice, myself and my best friend are travelling on 6th November for a week half board at Senegambia, Im still not sure how much cash I will need to take, the Rough guide said allow for £200 a week based on 3 weeks with having to pay for B&B's.

I was going to take around £200 in cash and £150 in travellers cheques, is this going to be way to much money, we would like to do some excursions and eat out / party most nights as well.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 11, 2007
registered charity number  (7 Answers)

we were at kololi in february and hope to go back next feb. we took over clothes toys pens pencils school jotters etc. we gave some to a school in banjul and a nursery in kololi. we hope to bring more when we go back and we were wondering how to go about getting a registered charity number so as we can take extra luggage with us as we already have collected a lot of stuff. any help would be gratefully appreciated. thanks

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 23, 2007
Re: Flights from Gatwick to Banjul  (3 Answers)

Hi there,

my mother owns a house in The Gambia.
She fly's out about 6 or 7 times a year, each time costing her around £500 pounds, with The Gambian Experience.
Can anyone recommned any companies/websites/phone numbers, to get the cost of these flights cheaper?

Thanks for your time,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 03, 2005
Trip  (2 Answers)

I am looking for information on your city, this will be my first time to Africa.
My family and I will be visting next year.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 03, 2005
Two weeks in The Gambia  (5 Answers)

My wife and I are spending two weeks at the hotel Corinthia Atlantic 4-18th January 2005, we would like to do some fishing (sea and river)does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to hire a boat + crew for a days fishing at sea? also would I be able to hire a boat for river fishing/exploring up river?. We would also like to travel inland away from the usual tourist areas to see the "real" gambian people,does anyone have any ideas how we go about getting a reliable guide and how much would he/she cost per day?. We are both fairly active so we are not looking for comfort, just a slice of the "real" Gambia.Any information at all would be a great help.
Regards John

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2005
Beaches?  (5 Answers)

My girlfriend and i have booked a week in Banjul staying at hotel called corinthia atalantic, we are looking for a combination of interesting stuff to do with a couple of days of lounging enjoying each others company.

With the latter in mind could anyone recomend any good beaches?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 31, 2005
Visa and Hotel  (1 Answer)

hi I am from karachi , my question is that i have visa's of banjul, gambia but they are about to expire so i want to increase my visa's so that i can have my bussiness trip to banjul......i would also be appricated to have guide about cheap hotels at banjul near city centre...and i also want to ask about the deport polisy of banjul ?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 31, 2004
Practical questions about The Gambia  (8 Answers)

- who can advise me a reliable male or female guide who can show me round in The Gambia ? How and where can we meet him/her ? Please not a bumster of hustler as they are called over there. - what type of plug sockets are used in The Gambia ? It is the British type (three flat pins) or the European type (2 round pins) ? In other words do we need to bring plug adapters with us ?

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