Gambia Tour Operators
Arch Tours in Gambia: 00 220 9906890

Arch Tours: Number 1 in Gambia, Number 1 in Africa

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

Changing Holiday Money

If you're in search of a budget beach holiday, a cheap family holiday or a luxury winter sun break then Gambia could be the perfect choice.

Gambia is outside the Eurozone so offers great value for money as a holiday destination. The exchange rate in Euraopean banks is notoriously low and Arch Tours advise travellers to the Gambia not to change holiday spending money into Dalasis while in Europe.

There are many legal change shops in Gambia offering exchange rates that can be as much as 20 % than the rates offered in Europe. The British Pound is widely accepted and there is no need to change pounds into Euros as some travel companies suggest.

Gambia Banking: Money & Currency Exchange

Scroll down for Gambian currency and holiday money information including foreign exchange rates, ATM's, banking hours, credit cards, traveller's cheques and currency restrictions.

Currency in Gambia: Gambian Dalasi

Gambian Dalasi (GMD; symbol D) = 100 bututs. Notes are in denominations of D100, 50, 25, 10 and 5. Coins are in denominations of D1, and 50 bututs.

Foreign Exchange: Changing Money in Gambia

There is a bank or bureau de change (Trust Bank) at the airport (Mon-Fri 0900-1600, Fri 0900-1230). The capital, Banjul, and the nearby towns of Serrekunda, Bakau, Fajara and Kololi have a number of banks where foreign currencies can be exchanged.

Exchange bureaux are found in all the main tourist resorts. Some hotels also offer foreign exchange facilities, but tend to charge high commissions. As The Gambia is a cash economy travellers are advised to carry sufficient currency to cover expenses of a planned visit.

Credit Cards, Debit Cards and ATMs in Gambia

While some hotels will accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa if arranged at the beginning of the stay, many local businesses only accept payment by cash or traveller's cheques.

ATMs are available in large urban areas, but are few in number and not always reliable. Due to credit card and bank fraud, caution is advised when using credit cards and ATMs.

Traveller's Cheques in Gambia

To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller's cheques in Pounds Sterling or Euros.

Currency Restrictions in Gambia

Restrictions apply.

Banking Hours in Gambia

Mon-Thurs 0800-1330, Fri 0800-1100 (banks in Banjul); Mon-Fri 0800-1200 and 1600-1800, Sat 0800-1300 (banks elsewhere).


Holidays in The 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

Tourism In The Gambia

Arch Tours are creating a new type of tourism in The Gambia, which involves the local communities in the ecotourism decision-making process and has a high success rate in creating and sustaining profitable ecotourism projects that benefit the tourist, the local villages and the environment.

I want to take this opportunity on behalf of the Gambian people to thank you for choosing the Gambia as your holiday destination and to assure you that any assignment given to me will be carried out professionally to the best of my ability.

Once more I wish you a safe and smooth flight to the Gambia. No better way to see the Gambia than with a Real Gambian.

Abdul Raman Conteh CE0
Arch Tours
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