Gambia Tour Operators
Arch Tours in Gambia: 00 220 9906890

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Gambia Holiday Hotels

  • Ngala Lodge
  • Coconut Residence
  • Kololi Beach Club
  • The Kairaba Hotel
  • Hotel SeneGambia
  • Hotel Kombo Beach
  • Palma Rima Hotel
  • Badala Park Hotel
  • Bungalow Beach Hotel
  • Bakotu Hotel
  • Fransisco's
  • African Village Hotel
  • Sunwing Hotel
  • Cape Point Hotel
  • Atlantic Hotel
  • Bakau Guest House
  • Romana Hotel
  • Atlantic Guest House
  • Fajara Guest House
  • Malawi Guest House
  • Green Line Motel
  • Bantaba Hotel
  • Kantora Hotel

Health Issues In Gambia

No inoculations are compulsory for holidays in The Gambia, but it is recommended that prospective travellers, tourists & holiday makers take medical advice at least three weeks before departing for the country.

Travel insurance is recommended. Ensure you are fully insured for medical emergencies including repatriation.

Food poisoning or Banjul Belly is a risk in The Gambia and travellers are advised to make sure their food and water are safe; drink only bottled water, ensure meat and vegetables are well cooked and avoid unpeeled fruit and vegetables.

Holiday Health Services & Clinics to The Gambia

The Gambian Government provides both therapeutic and preventative medical and health services and plays a dominant role in health services. There are private health clinics and many pharmacies can advise and treat minor cases

Recommended vaccinations include Typhoid, Yellow Fever, Meningitis A, Hepatitis A and Polio. Anti-malarial medication is generally advised.
You must discuss your own particular needs for vaccines or tablets with your doctor or practice nurse. Advice can change so check again for future visits.

Malaria precautions are essential in all areas, all year round. Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease transmitted by mosquitoes. You cannot be vaccinated against malaria. Avoid mosquito bites by covering up with clothing such as long sleeves and long trousers especially after sunset, using insect repellents on exposed skin and, when necessary, sleeping under a mosquito net.

Check with your doctor or nurse about suitable antimalarial tablets. Mefloquine OR doxycycline OR Malarone is usually recommende. Prompt investigation of fever is essential. If travelling to remote areas, a course of emergency 'stand by' treatment should be carried.

Tetanus is contracted through dirty cuts and scratches and poliomyelitis spread through contaminated food and water. They are serious infections of the nervous system.

Typhoid and Hepatitis A are spread through contaminated food and water. Typhoid causes septicaemia and hepatitis A causes liver inflammation and jaundice. In risk areas you should be immunised if good hygiene is impossible.

Tuberculosis is most commonly transmitted via droplet infection. Those going to countries where it is common, especially those mixing closely with the local population and those at occupational risk, e.g. health care workers, should ensure that they have previously been immunised. Check with your doctor or nurse.

Meningococcal Meningitis and Diphtheria are also spread by droplet infection through close personal contact. Vaccination is advised if close contact with locals in risk areas is likely.

Yellow Fever is spread by mosquito bites. It is uncommon in tourist areas but can cause serious, often fatal illness so most people visiting risk areas are immunised.

Hepatitis B is spread through infected blood, contaminated needles and sexual intercourse, It affects the liver, causes jaundice and occasionally liver failure. Those visiting high risk areas for long periods or at social or occupational risk should be immunised.

Rabies is spread through bites or licks on broken skin from an infected animal. It can be fatal. Vaccination is advised for those going to risk areas that will be remote from a reliable source of vaccine. Even when pre-exposure vaccines have been received urgent medical advice should be sought after any animal bite.

Medical Advice Gambia

Map of Gambia
Gambia Travel & Tourism: Gambia is a world class tropical paradise & luxury tourist resort with five star holiday hotels, great night life, fantastic beaches, water sports, sports fishing, golf, etc
Gambia Tour Operators
Gambia Tour Operators: Arch Tours are Gambian owned & managed ground tour operators offering ethical site seeing tours, tourist trips, safaris, visits & excursions in The Gambia & Senegal.
Gambia River Excursions, Trips,  Cruises- Ste Seeing Tours,Tourist Boat Trips, Safaris
Gambia River Trips & Cruises: River excursions to James Island, Juffureh by river, Dolphin spotting tours, explore the Mangrove swamps of the River Gambia or travel up river to the Stone Circles
Gambia Holiday Guide - Things to see and do on holiday in Gambia
Gambia Holiday Guides: We bring the holiday maker or tourist in direct contact with the local Gambian people to experience their culture and sample their friendliness and hospitality
Ethical holidays, historical, cultural travel, tourist excursions in Gambia, West Africa
Eco Trips, Tours & Excursions: Eco tourism day trips, eco holiday tours, special interest ethical holidays, historical & cultural travel & tourist excursions in Gambia, Senegal and West Africa
Game reserves, bird watching, wildlife and  bush safaris in Gambia
Wildlife & Bird Watching Safari: We can arange local bird watching, wildlife & bush safaris to see crocodiles, monkeys, baboons, visit the game reserves at Abuko in Gambia or Senegal
Sea and River Fishing Holidays in Gambia
Sea & River Fishing Holidays:We arange ldeep sea and sports fishing expeditions off the coast of Gambia, creek fishing trips on the River Gambia for individuals, parties or groups

Gambia Health Advice

The Gambia is ideal for both summer holidays as well as winter sun holidays making it a perfect all year round tourist destination. The people of Gambia are very welcoming and possess a genuine willingness to help.

Gambia can be as busy or as relaxed as you desire, the wonderfully golden beaches are very welcoming and ready made for sunbathing. If you in the mood to explore you will be spoilt for choice with beautiful landscapes, fascinating history and culture there is plenty to discover.

The Gambia coast offers miles of superb tropical sandy beaches and the vibrancy of Bakau, Serrekunda and the capital, Banjul, is as colourfully African as you might imagine. During the day, fish for Barracuda on the Atlantic Ocean, strike a bargain in one of the many markets and in the evening, sample the wide variety of Gambian and international cuisine.

No better way to see the Gambia than with a Real Gambian.

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