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

Gambia Holiday Travel

Arch Tours offer a fascinating introduction to African culture. This genuine opportunity to explore West Africa in safety and comfort, meeting others and sharing the Gambia holiday experience of a lifetime

We are cheaper than hotel based tour companies, offering free lunch & soft drinks ( water and beer included) ensuring an enjoyable, informative, reliable and safe way to travel around The Gambia

We travel in open top 109 Land Rovers or air conditioned mini busses in small groups 2- 8 persons maximum. We are professional, punctual and always on time and each driver is an experienced safari driver and mechanic.

Travelling In Gambia by River: Boat, Ferry & Canoe

The River Gambia is the main artery that runs through the entire length of the country, and is navigable throughout the year by smaller vessels up to 300 kilometres Large ocean-going vessels can travel upstream as far as Kuntaur, about 190 kilometres from Banjul.

Several ferries are operated along the river; the main ones being Banjul to Barra and the river crossing at Farafenni on the busy Trans-Gambia highway. Vehicle and passenger ferries between Banjul’s commercial port and the town facing it across the river mouth, Barra, run at least once an hour in each direction until late evening.

The Government maintains a policy of upgrading these ferries, and procuring new ones when needed. Ferry operations are under the management of the Gambia Ports Authority (GPA), a public enterprise in the transport industry.

There are nearly a dozen other places where travellers can cross the River Gambia by boat or local dug out cannoe.

Arch Tourss run adventure and fishing trips using small motor boats or large converted pirogues, and offer day cruises along the river with lunch or dinner and a live band.

Travelling In Gambia by Road: Car Hire, Taxis & Bikes

Traffic drives on the right. In the districts around Banjul, the main roads are tarmac. Outside the Greater Banjul area, a much-needed highway building and repair programme has been underway for several years. Throughout the country, most minor roads are unsealed.

Bush taxis: Apart from private taxis, shared taxis (cars, minibuses or vans) are the only form of public transport between towns and villages. They wait at their starting point until full then travel along fixed routes, stopping wherever passengers want to get on or off. Fares are fixed.

Private taxis: There are two types; neither have meters. Tourist taxis are painted green and are licensed by the Gambian Tourist Authority to operate from ranks in the resort areas; each rank has a noticeboard listing tariffs by destination. Local taxis are painted yellow with green stripes and can be hailed in the street; fares are lower and should be agreed in advance.

Bicycle hire: Available at many hotels and resorts.

Car hire: Greater Banjul has a few local and international providers. Driving can be difficult due to variable road conditions; some minor roads become impassable during the rainy season (June to October).

Documentation: An International Driving Permit will be accepted for a period of three months. A temporary licence is available from the local authorities on presentation of a valid UK licence.

Travelling in 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

Travelling Around Gambia

If you want travel to the Gambia and if you want to use Arch Tours or discuss any tourism or holiday development issues please contactt me directl, I check my emails everyday and I will reply to you as soon as possible to work out a detailed schedule, your wishes will be of course be taken into account and arrange a meeting place in the Gambia.

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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The Gambia
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