8 days in Gambia Itinerary

8 days in Gambia Itinerary

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8 days in Gambia Itinerary

Start: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria
Fly:  6​h 45​min
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Maspalomas, Gran Canaria


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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Banjul: Makasutu Culture Forest (in Serekunda), Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve (in Tanji) and Fort James Island (in North Bank Division). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kotu Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Market, don't miss a visit to Arch 22, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Maspalomas, Spain to Banjul is an approximately 7-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maspalomas in August: highs in Banjul hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kartong.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Serekunda, North Bank Division, Bakau, Kotu Beach, Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve
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Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Bijilo Forest Park
Bijilo Forest Park


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 23rd (Fri), view the masterpieces at Lemonfish Art Gallery, explore and take pictures at The Reptile Farm, and then take an in-depth tour of Gunjur Village Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Tanje Village Museum and then hunt for treasures at Brikama Craft Market.

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You can drive from Banjul to Kartong in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) 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
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Gunjur Village Museum ©
Gunjur Village Museum
Brikama Craft Market ©
Brikama Craft Market
Tanje Village Museum ©
Tanje Village Museum