9 days in Gambia Itinerary

9 days in Gambia Itinerary

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9 days in Gambia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  16​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: London


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. Get in touch with nature at River Gambia National Park and Fishing Charters & Tours. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fort James Island and Makasutu Culture Forest. Step out of Banjul to go to Tanji and see Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Katchikally Crocodile Pool, browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Market, expand your understanding of the military at Fort Bullen, and don't miss a visit to Arch 22.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Banjul day trip planning site .

London, UK to Banjul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. In December, Banjul is warmer than London - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kartong.

Things to do in Banjul

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

North Bank Division, Katchikally Crocodile Pool, Kotu Beach, Makasutu Culture Forest, Tanji / Karinti Bird Reserve
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River Gambia National Park
River Gambia National Park
Katchikally Crocodile Pool ©
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
Kotu Beach ©
Kotu Beach


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 28th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Gunjur Village Museum, then view the masterpieces at Lemonfish Art Gallery, and then relax in the rural setting at The Reptile Farm. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Brikama Craft Market and then examine the collection at Tanje Village Museum.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Kartong trip tool .

Getting from Banjul to Kartong by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December in Kartong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kartong

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tanje Village Museum, Gunjur Village Museum, Brikama Craft Market
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Gunjur Village Museum ©
Gunjur Village Museum
Tanje Village Museum ©
Tanje Village Museum
Brikama Craft Market ©
Brikama Craft Market