7 days in Gambia Itinerary

7 days in Gambia Itinerary

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7 days in Gambia Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Kartong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Banjul
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Lagos

2
nights
Kartong

Kartong ©
A multi-ethnic village community formed by several tribes, Kartung lies on the far-southern coast of the Atlantic Ocean and provides some of Gambia's most secluded and picturesque bays and beaches.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Lemonfish Art Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Reptile Farm, and then get a new perspective on nature at Gunjur Village Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tanje Village Museum, then hunt for treasures at Brikama Craft Market, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanyang Main Mosque.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kartong road trip website .

Lagos, Nigeria to Kartong is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lagos to Kartong is minus 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Kartong can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Banjul.

Things to do in Kartong

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tanje Village Museum, Brikama Craft Market, Sanyang Main Mosque, Gunjur Village Museum
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Gunjur Village Museum ©
Gunjur Village Museum
Brikama Craft Market ©
Brikama Craft Market
Tanje Village Museum ©
Tanje Village Museum

4
nights
Banjul

Banjul ©
Banjul, officially the City of Banjul and formerly known as Bathurst, is the capital of The Gambia and is in a division of the same name. Venture out of the city with trips to Makasutu Culture Forest (in Serekunda) and Fort James Island (in North Bank Division). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Katchikally Crocodile Pool, pause for some photo ops at Youth Monument, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Market, and explore the striking landscape of River Gambia National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Banjul road trip tool .

You can drive from Kartong to Banjul in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Banjul are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Serekunda, Kotu Beach, Fort James Island, Katchikally Crocodile Pool
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Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Bijilo Forest Park
Bijilo Forest Park