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A Gambia holiday has its own sense of magic; a quiet alchemy of light and beauty, incarnated in the golden sands of its beaches, the endless skies and stunning sunsets, and in the smiles of its welcoming people. Being in the same time zone as the UK with only a 6 hour flight you can be by the pool or in the sea on the same day as you fly and with no jet lag...

Our Top 5 Reasons to visit The Gambia

2016 British Travel Awards

We're the proud winners of 'Best Small Holiday Company to Sub-Saharan Africa' at the 2016 British Travel Awards. Thank you for your support!

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Wide range of flights & hotels

As the UK's only Gambia specialists we can offer true destination knowledge, the widest range of year-round flights and the broadest choice of hotels, with something to suit all tastes and budgets.

A specialist resort team

Our dedicated team in The Gambia are on hand to make sure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible. They're there to reassure you and to answer any questions you may have.

The creek at Mandina

Something Unique

We've explored The Gambia and found the finest properties available - most of which are exclusive to us. We're on hand to make sure you find the best hotel for your holiday of a lifetime.

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2015 Gold Trusted Merchant

We pride ourselves on our customer service and are always looking to improve our holidays and the service we offer. Read the most recent independent customer reviews for The Gambia Experience.

From our MD

Chris Rowles, our MD, has been with The Gambia Experience for over 23 years and is one of the country’s biggest fans. Here he shares his updates from the Smiling Coast.


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Special Offers

Explore our suite of special offers and find the perfect Gambia holiday to suit you. Our best available prices, updated every day.

Featured hotels in The Gambia

Coco Ocean Resort & Spa


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The Kairaba

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Mandina Lodges


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Ngala Lodge


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Ocean Bay

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White Horse Residence


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Sunset Beach

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Lemon Creek Hotel

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Sunbeach Hotel

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Fathala Wildlife Reserve


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Kombo Beach

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An excellent week. We thoroughly enjoyed our Gambia holidays and will be returning next year.

Miss James – Guest – Kombo Beach