8 days in Gambia Itinerary

8 days in Gambia Itinerary

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8 days in Gambia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Banjul
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kartong
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

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. Take a break from Banjul with a short trip to Fort James Island in North Bank Division, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Katchikally Crocodile Pool, hunt for treasures at Albert Market, steep yourself in history at National Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kotu Beach.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Banjul trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Banjul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in December: high temperatures in Banjul hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kartong.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Bakau, North Bank Division, Senegambia Craft Market, Kotu Beach
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Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Bijilo Forest Park
Bijilo Forest Park

3
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.
On the 21st (Sat), stroll through The Reptile Farm, get engrossed in the history at Gunjur Village Museum, and then view the masterpieces at Lemonfish Art Gallery. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tanje Village Museum and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Brikama Craft Market.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kartong day trip app .

Getting from Banjul to Kartong by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kartong

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Gunjur Village Museum, Brikama Craft Market, Tanje Village Museum
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Gunjur Village Museum ©
Gunjur Village Museum
Brikama Craft Market ©
Brikama Craft Market
Tanje Village Museum ©
Tanje Village Museum

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