Considering your first winter sun holiday?

Updated on Mar 19, 2018 by Stacey Parsons

Blog > Considering your first winter sun holiday?

Are you looking to depart the wet and windy UK in favour of some winter sun for the very first time? If so, we can help.

If you’re contemplating your first winter sun experience, we imagine that your holiday research has left you inundated with some fantastic destinations and one-of-a-kind experiences. So how do you decide? If your research has led you to wanting a holiday where the sunshine is as good as guaranteed and that’s perhaps a little less mainstream, then you’ve come to the right place.

Apart from being a great introduction to Africa in all aspects, namely culture, wildlife and food, the fact that the official language of The Gambia is English and the locals are known for being friendly means that you don’t have worry about language barriers when you visit, and you certainly won’t be made to feel unwelcome – it’s not known as the ‘smiling coast’ for nothing.

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If you’re a beach lover, you may be happy to know that the long expanses of golden coastline are uncrowded even during peak season, and for nature enthusiasts, you can embark on birdwatching expeditions, monkey spotting/feeding and even crocodile stroking! There are plenty of ways to get out and about to see The Gambia’s beautiful wildlife, whether that be via a lazy day cruise or a guided walk. Take a look at our excursions and tours for more ideas and inspiration.


If you’re still not quite convinced, visit our ‘top 10 things to do in The Gambia for first time visitors’ blog for some further ideas of how you can spend your time there.

If we’ve succeeded in grabbing your attention of a winter sun holiday to The Gambia, you’re going to need somewhere to stay. We’ve got a variety of accommodation hand-picked to suit all manner of tastes and budgets, and this winter sees the opening of a new all-inclusive hotel in The Gambia. Sunbeach Hotel has received a large refurbishment over the summer, now boasting fantastic facilities and an envious position overlooking Cape Point Beach, one of the best in The Gambia.

We’ve also got some great winter sun deals for you to take advantage of, with the likes of African Village (2 grade) and The Kairaba (5 grade) offering fantastic deals for pre-Christmas holidays. View our special offers page for more information.


Now all that’s left to do is pick the month you’d like to visit! Our weather guide should be able to help.


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