8 days in Gambia Itinerary

8 days in Gambia Itinerary

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8 days in Gambia Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Lagos


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 10th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Lemonfish Art Gallery, then stroll through The Reptile Farm, and then take an in-depth tour of Gunjur Village Museum. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Tanje Village Museum, hunt for treasures at Brikama Craft Market, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanyang Main Mosque.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kartong trip itinerary planning app .

Lagos, Nigeria to Kartong is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lagos to Kartong. October in Kartong sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Banjul.

Things to do in Kartong

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

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


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. Explore Banjul's surroundings by going to Makasutu Culture Forest (in Serekunda) and Fort James Island (in North Bank Division). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Katchikally Crocodile Pool, kick back and relax at Kotu Beach, explore the striking landscape of River Gambia National Park, and hunt for treasures at Albert Market.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Banjul trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kartong to Banjul takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Banjul are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Serekunda, North Bank Division, Katchikally Crocodile Pool, Kotu Beach
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Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Bijilo Forest Park
Bijilo Forest Park