If you're feeling impatient for warmer weather and looking to kickstart summer, look no further than a holiday to The Gambia, boasting high daytime temperatures and clear blue skies, a true paradise!
Whilst the temperatures in the UK won’t begin to warm up for another few months, in The Gambia it is glorious. March is a great time to visit this small west African country, with temperatures hitting 30°c and above, minimal rain (if any at all) and a delightful sea temperature of 26°c, the endless clear blue skies are all yours to enjoy.
The Gambia has something for everyone, there are plenty of hotels that cater to families with children, couples looking for a romantic retreat or even groups looking for an action-packed holiday with friends. The flight time to The Gambia is only 6 hours, transfers are included in packages, where you will be dropped at your hotel in a comfortable air-conditioned coach. To make your journey to the smiling coast of West Africa even more enjoyable, you can upgrade to our Star Class service with Titan Airways, where you can enjoy unlimited drinks and a delicious 3-course meal in the comfort of a separate cabin. In Star Class, you will find three seats between two passengers, allowing for a more comfortable journey, not forgetting the complimentary access to an airport lounge in both Gatwick and Banjul.
If you are tempted by a spring getaway, we have some great hotels available:
Set along Kotu Beach, a stunning strip of pristine golden sand is Kombo Beach Hotel. This property is popular with guests thanks to the friendly staff and welcoming atmosphere. There are three restaurants to choose from within the hotel, plus a variety of restaurants to visit in the vicinity or in the resort of Kololi, just a short drive away. The beach is the main attraction at this hotel, and it is easy to spend your days relaxing amongst the palm trees and listening to the sounds of the ocean. It is common to see locals playing football or bringing in their fishing nets in the evening and this makes for great watching!
Mandina is hidden away in the African bush, surrounded by birdlife and lush green vegetation and sits alongside a tributary of the River Gambia. Mandina oozes rustic luxury, boasting five room types, each with unique draws to staying in them. From floating lodges right on the water to spacious lodges set within the lush vegetation. There is even a stilted lodge, equipped with a day bed to enjoy the stunning views across the water and mangroves. Throughout March, birdlife is abundant, and complimentary local guides will help you explore this memorable corner of The Gambia and its wildlife.
Set atop cliffs in Fajara and nestled in a scenic cove is Ngala Lodge, a boutique luxury hotel that makes the perfect escape for couples looking to get away this March. As this hotel is a child-free sanctuary, it is a tranquil and peaceful place to spend a week or two soaking up the Gambian sun. The decking area below the hotel is a unique space to enjoy the Atlantic Ocean; relax on the sun loungers and listen to the waves lap beneath you. For a change of scene, the infinity pool is another great spot to relax with views out to sea – one of two tempting pools at the hotel. The suites at Ngala are beautiful, unique sanctuaries to relax in. The Macondo suites are particularly stunning, some with a private plunge pool, or perhaps the Femmy Suite will take your fancy, boasting a private decking area and a 7.5-metre pool, in a quiet spot on the hotel grounds. Ngala boasts a well-established restaurant, serving mouth-watering dishes, and the food and presentation are excellent. Enjoy your meal with light live music in the background; why not start your evening with a cocktail whilst watching the African sunset?
This 3.5-grade hotel is perfect for all ages with plenty to do, including two great pools to relax by, not to mention the beach on the hotel's doorstep. When staying at Senegambia you are right in the bustling resort of Kololi, making it easy to frequent the brilliant bars and restaurants in the area. There are plenty of activities to take part in, from birdwatching and live vulture feeding displays to tennis and volleyball with the animation team, as well as the on-site restaurant and a beach bar. The hotel has lush green gardens and beautiful spots to sit and relax to soak up the Gambian sun.