Gambia Tourist Attractions
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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

Places To See & Visit

Arch Tours offer an insightful, mindful and participatory Gambia holiday or travel experience. We can advise on the best places to see and tourist atractions to visit in The Gambia but we also help you to share and experience the vibrant and colourful day to day life of ordinary Gambians.

Experience traditional Gambian culture at first hand, visit the top tourist atractions, local schools and markets and also enjoy the unspoilt landscape, lush vegetation and exotic birds and wildlife.

We offer all types of holiday trips, tours, safaris and excursions to the best places to see and visit in Gambia, Senegal and West Africa.

Gambia Tourist Atractions: Best Places To See & Visit

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 visit and see the best places and the top tourist attractions in 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.

In the capital, Banjul, visit the National Museum, which has some interesting ethnographic displays, then admire the colonial architecture in the area near July 22nd Square and climb to the top of Arch 22 for great views over the city.

Visit the lively urban markets where Gambians shop for vegetables, spices, fish, clothing, fabric and household goods: Banjul’s Albert Market and the sprawling commercial heart of the busy town of Serrekunda are particularly colourful places to browse.

Hire a small boat to explore the mangrove creeks (known locally as bolons) of the Tanbi Wetlands near the mouth of the River Gambia, or the Bao Bolon Wetland Reserve in central Gambia. These are world-class areas for birdwatching.

Upriver from Banjul, explore Gambian colonial history by visiting the Exhibition of the Slave Trade at Albreda or Jufureh, twin villages that were made famous by Alex Haley’s novel Roots, then cross to James Island, mid-river, to see its ruined fort. 

In eastern Gambia, catch sight of the fascinating circles of standing stones around Wassu. Their origin is shrouded in mystery but they are thought to mark prehistoric burial grounds.

Enjoy the beautiful mid-river location of Janjanbureh Island in eastern Gambia, an excellent spot to unwind in an unspoilt rustic environment, with plenty of good places to walk or birdwatch in the vicinity.

Walk through the tropical forest of the Abuko Nature Reserve, which is within easy reach of the main resort areas and has crocodiles, monkeys, reptiles and a host of bird species. It is best early in the morning. 

At Makasutu Culture Forest, join a tour of the beautiful forest park, learning about local medicinal plants and woodland fauna, then take a boat trip by dugout canoe and enjoy a spirited display of local-style music and dance. 

Meet Charlie the friendly crocodile at the Katchikali Crocodile Pool, a site sacred to the Mandinka tribe in the coastal village of Bakau Ancient fertility rites are sometimes held here.

Gambia Tourist Attractions

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 Advice & Support

Gambia is the smallest country in Africa with a rich culture and heritage. 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.

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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