8 days in Gambia Itinerary

8 days in Gambia Itinerary

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8 days in Gambia Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Kartong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Banjul
— 5 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.
On the 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at The Reptile Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Gunjur Village Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Lemonfish Art Gallery. On the next day, examine the collection at Tanje Village Museum and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Brikama Craft Market.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kartong trip builder app .

Lagos, Nigeria to Kartong is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western African Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Kartong when traveling from Lagos in December, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Banjul.

Things to do in Kartong

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Gunjur Village Museum, Brikama Craft Market, Tanje Village Museum
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
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Gunjur Village Museum ©
Gunjur Village Museum
Brikama Craft Market ©
Brikama Craft Market
Tanje Village Museum ©
Tanje Village Museum

5
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 Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve (in Tanji), Makasutu Culture Forest (in Serekunda) and Fort James Island (in North Bank Division). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Katchikally Crocodile Pool, look for gifts at Senegambia Craft Market, kick back and relax at Kotu Beach, and don't miss a visit to Arch 22.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Banjul online tour planner .

You can drive from Kartong to Banjul in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bakau, North Bank Division, Serekunda, Kotu Beach, Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 27:
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Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Bijilo Forest Park
Bijilo Forest Park

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