GROUP TRAVEL

As the leading specialist operator to The Gambia, we are uniquely placed to assist groups - including school groups, educational groups, charity groups and more - offering competitive pricing and expert advice. Our dedicated group co-ordinators can advise and assist you before your trip whilst our resort staff can offer help and support during your stay. And whether you simply require flights, or a single or multi-centre hotel package with excursions, we are here to tailor-make your ideal itinerary.

Educational groups

Stimulate, challenge and develop the thoughts and aspirations of your students with an educational trip to The Gambia.

What are the benefits?

A group trip to The Gambia provides a real life learning experience and creates an opportunity for developing ‘hands on’ teaching methods. It provides a challenge, aiding personal development and offers the experience to explore diversity in cultures. It improves an individual’s social skills, inspires a more positive, open minded attitude and inspires career pathways.

Bijilo nursery school

Study Opportunities

A study tour to The Gambia is a truly exhilarating learning experience, benefiting a number of key study areas, including: exploring the geography and history of the country; gaining an understanding of the economic conditions, including subsistence farming and sustainable tourism; seeing day to day life, from village communities to the education system.

The Gunjur Project

Guided Groups

If you are looking for a guided trip, we work with a company called Gambia-Extra. The trips are led by education professionals who have extensive first-hand knowledge of leading group trips to The Gambia and have been leading groups there for many years. For more information visit their website gambia-extra.co.uk, or email them at
info@gambia-extra.co.uk.

Charity Groups

The Gunjur Project

We endeavour to work with charitable organisations wherever we can, assisting with individual travel or groups supporting a worthwhile cause. If you are a charity wishing to travel to The Gambia with 8 or more passengers, please contact our dedicated groups team to learn more about the preferential fares we offer.

The 2012/2013 winter season was our 25th in The Gambia and to celebrate our ongoing relationship with the country and its people we gave away £25,000 of funds £25,000 of flight seats to charitable organisations working within The Gambia. The response was so overwhelmingly positive that we sought to continue the high profile of charitable works in The Gambia and we set up a charity directory where people could share ideas and keep track of all the brilliant work being done in the country. If we can be of any help with organising trips - on a group basis or otherwise then please do get in touch. You can read more about the 25 year project on our dedicated page and on the Gambia blog, where we're continuing to post articles about work done related to the various projects.

Excursions for Groups

The excursions below are ideal for groups wanting a real feel and flavour of The Gambia. We can arrange most excursions in advance of travel with free places available on selected dates. Please talk to our groups co-ordinators for more information.

Winter & Summer

Four Wheel Drive

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Winter & Summer

Wake Up With The Birds

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Winter & Summer

Cooking with Ida in The Gambia

Home Cooking Course

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Winter Only

Roots

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Make the most of our experience...

Our experience and our dedicated team

With 26 years’ experience operating holidays in The Gambia we have all the knowledge and expertise to tailor-make your group's itinerary. Our dedicated group co-ordinators can advise and assist you before your trip while our resort staff can offer help and support during your stay. Call our dedicated Groups Team on 0845 330 2116.

What we can give you...

  • Competitive prices
  • Free places year round – from 1 free for every 6 paying passengers
  • Subsidised leader familiarisation trips*
  • Low deposit with full payment due only 8 weeks before travel
  • Group leader pack – containing useful information and tips
  • Free Gambia ‘Know before you go’ guides
  • Pre-booked seats together on London Gatwick flights, excess baggage assistance

Group Transport

For package bookings, we will arrange in-resort air-conditioned coach transfers from the airport to your chosen hotel. Transfer times in The Gambia are relatively short and usually take no more than 50 minutes. If you wish to pre-book a mini bus or coach for your party, we can also assist. Please contact our groups co-ordinators who will be able to offer transportation prices dependent on the number of passengers and distance you wish to travel.

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Conference Facilities

Should you wish to incorporate an event during your stay, conference facilities at the Kairaba, the Sheraton, Ocean Bay and Laico Atlantic Beach hotels are excellent, with large dividable halls plus several committee rooms. We have the local contacts and relationships to take on board these arrangements, organising your event with the necessary equipment. Many other hotels such as Kombo Beach Hotel can also offer conference facilities for smaller groups.

Book with confidence

The Gambia Experience is a trade name of Serenity Holidays Limited. Most of our group packages are fully ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, giving you peace of mind when booking. Our ATOL number is 1866. For more information, please see our Fair Trading Charter.

Free Places for Groups

Did you know you can take an extra passenger for free when travelling with as few as 6 paying passengers?

The tables below show the number of passengers required per party to qualify for a free place travelling on the dates specified.

Summer 2014
 
01 May - 18 May
12
19 May - 31 May 12
01 June - 06 July 12
07 July - 20 July
15
21 July - 24 August
15
25 August - 31 August
15
01 September - 30 September
8
01 October - 19 October
15
20 October - 23 October
15
24 October - 27 October
12
28 October - 31 October
12
Winter 2014/15
 
01 November - 09 November
10
10 November - 23 November
8
24 November - 11 December 6
12 December - 17 December*
10
18 December - 31 December*
n/a
01 January - 08 January
8
09 January - 25 January
8
26 January - 12 February*
10
13 February - 19 February**
15
20 February - 01 March
8
02 March - 24 March
6
25 March - 16 April***
15
17 April - 30 April
6

Based on LGW flights for package holidays, free places at selected hotels, subject to availability.

Free places for 30+ groups may vary. Please call us for a quote.

* 7 night durations only

**Excluding inbounds on 21 Feb 2014 & 20 Feb 2015

***Excluding inbounds on 11 and 15 April 2014 & 10 and 14 April 2015
 

 

Group Travel Conditions

  • FREE Groups pack with confirmation of booking.
  • FREE Places apply to groups of 8 or more pax booking flights and accommodation travelling on the same date to the same hotel for the same duration but can be travelling from different departure airports. For groups larger than 30, please call us for a quote.
  • FREE Places include flight supplements.
  • FREE Places offered are based on the actual group size at date of travel but do not include insurance premiums, room or meal supplements. Deposits must be paid by all group members.
  • FREE Places are subject to availability, exclude travel over Christmas and cannot be used in conjunction with any other price reduction. There are only a limited number of seats and rooms available for group discounts so please ensure you book early.
  • A maximum of 3 free places per booking are applicable.
  • We can accept a list of passenger names 8 weeks prior to departure. Changes are charged at £75 per amendment, thereafter.
  • Full terms & conditions apply.

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Best Holiday yet – will definitely be returning to the Ocean Bay. And thank you Gambia Experience.

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