Local Delicacies

The Gambia is renowned for its abundant supply of fresh sea food; lady fish, barracuda, butter fish, atlantic prawns are just some you will find on many menus.


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In beach bars in the south of the country you can order the 'catch of the day' and the staff will go to the local fishing village and purchase some of the freshly caught fish for you.

Traditional Gambian Dishes

There are four main traditional Gambian dishes which can be made with fish, meat or chicken.


  • Benachin - Rice cooked with meat or fish and vegetables and tomatoes.
  • Domoda - Meat stewed in peanut puree and served with rice.
  • Superkanja - A mix of okra, fish or meat, palm oil, onions and pepper boiled together.
  • Chicken Yassa - Chicken cooked with fresh lime, onions and ground black pepper.
Gambia Guide

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When booking a package holiday with us you will receive a copy of The Gambia Experience ‘Gambia Guide’ within your ticket pack.


Within the guide is an extensive listing of restaurants plus tear out money off vouchers for each, detailing opening times, a price indicator, a description of the type of cuisine, atmosphere and features, a location map plus contact numbers to enable you to secure a reservation.

The money off vouchers will provide our customers with a saving of 10% off the total bill (in most cases - some variations and restrictions apply).

Restaurant Guide

Outside of the hotels, there are a selection of restaurants ranging from casual beach bars to gourmet dining.

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