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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 19, 2015
I'm Considering Visiting The Gambia  (9 Answers)

Hey there guys,

So I've never been on the African continent before, albeit I've traveled to a unique selection of countries in the world.

I'm thinking Gambia. I have a few friends from there, plus I want to give some charity. Also, I'm looking for an adventure.

Thing is, I hate mosquitos. And bugs. I hate bugs. Oh, and I'm not so fond of the idea of sharing a bedroom with any sorta reptile (esp snakes/lizards). Reptiles freak me out. I need to find a hotel which is free from aforementioned loosers.

Thanks in advanced for all the help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 02, 2012
Staying in Serrekunda  (4 Answers)

I have been invited by a good friend to go and visit him in Serrekunda, I know he would look after me well,but im trying to do as much research about the place as i can, so any information anyone as would be a great help. Would a white girl be welcomed? I know it would be a huge culture shock but ive not seen my friend in 5 years and it would be a great experience. Travelling alone is also a big worry. Any advice pllleeaase! Thanks, Emma

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 29, 2009
Eating Out  (2 Answers)

Hi I am thinking of holidaying in the Gambia next March. As The Gambia's main religion is Muslim do the restaurants serve Pork products as in Turkey and not in Egypt.

As the only meats I eat are Chicken and Pork I find this a little restrictive when eating out.

Thanks Danny

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 30, 2009
staying in Serrekunda  (6 Answers)

I have met a lady on the internet, who has invited me to come to Serrekunda for a holiday, I would be able to stay at her house, would this be safe to do.
I am a white english man

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 13, 2008
Weather  (9 Answers)

Why do the main tour operators in the UK stop serving the Gambia between end April and start November? Is it really just too hot for a fair skinned person like me? Would You advise going anyway? Thanks, Jon.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 19, 2008
Travelling to The Gambia.  (7 Answers)

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.


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