15 days in Gambia Itinerary

15 days in Gambia Itinerary

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15 days in Gambia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Kotu
— 7 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Serekunda
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Manchester

7
nights
Kotu

Kotu ©
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Katchikally Crocodile Pool and Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Kotu side-trips: Gunjur Village Museum (in Gunjur) and Kartong (The Reptile Farm & Lemonfish Art Gallery). Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at River Gambia National Park. Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Kiang West National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kotu day trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Kotu is an approximately 15-hour flight. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in December: high temperatures in Kotu hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. You will leave for Serekunda on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Kotu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Banjul, Bakau, Kartong, Tanji, Gunjur Village Museum
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:
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Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Bijilo Forest Park
Bijilo Forest Park

5
nights
Serekunda

Serekunda ©
Serekunda hugs the Atlantic Ocean on one side and faces the Gambia River on the other, both of which provide an escape from the heat when temperatures rise.
Bring the kids along to Katchikally Crocodile Pool and Bijilo Forest Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Serekunda: Gunjur Village Museum (in Gunjur), Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve (in Tanji) and Kartong (The Reptile Farm & Lemonfish Art Gallery). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at River Gambia National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kotu Beach, stop by Senegambia Craft Market, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Black and White Safari - Day Tours, and don't miss a visit to Arch 22.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Serekunda trip website .

Serekunda is just a stone's throw from Kotu. In January, daily temperatures in Serekunda can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Serekunda

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Banjul, Kartong, Kotu Beach, Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve, Gunjur Village Museum
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:
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Black and White Safari - Day Tours ©
Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool

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