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UK father and daughter honoured by the Mayor of Banjul

Last month, Katy and Chris Roberts were made honourary citizens of Banjul in recognition of their charitable work helping deprived children in The Gambia.
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The Djembe, the rhythm of West Africa

One reason I enjoy visiting The Gambia so much is the vibrant musical tradition found there. Most significant, for me at least, is the rhythm of the djembes.
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Favourite photos from over 10 years of visiting The Gambia

Kathryn, from our Marketing Department, takes a nostalgic look through some of her favourite photographs from over 10 years of visiting The Gambia.
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Exploring Banjul's colourful and chaotic Royal Albert Market

The noise of people bartering, the smell of the fish, the dust, the colour – all your senses will be bombarded as you wind your way around the labyrinth of alleyways lined with ramshackle stalls.
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Christmas in The Gambia

Let us tell you what Christmas and New Year is like in The Gambia...
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Solar Power comes to Kiang Manduar village in The Gambia

Today we are delighted to share with you some photos from Kiang Manduar village in the Lower River Region, the latest village to benefit from solar powered lighting via our Community Development Fund.
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When to go to The Gambia?

We are often asked, ‘When is the best time of year to go to The Gambia?’ With temperatures around 30°C year-round, the short, simple answer would be ‘anytime!’
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Making the most of a 10 or 11-night, twin-centre holiday

Do you find that seven nights away simply isn’t enough, but you can rarely spare the time for a two-week break?
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An exciting new school in The Gambia

Earlier this year the Amadu Bansang Jobarteh School of Music opened its doors to the first of its pupils. During my last trip to The Gambia, I paid them a visit.
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Calypso Beach Bar and Restaurant, Cape Point

One of my favourites beach bars come restaurants to visit in The Gambia, Calypso is in an idyllic spot, surrounded by wildlife, by Cape Point Beach.
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The British Travel Awards 2016 - what do our customers think?

We were delighted to be nominated for the British Travel Awards last month as the 'Best Holiday Company to Sub-Saharan Africa' and we are even more delighted to have received so many votes so far.
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Birds of the Gambia: Hooded Vulture

Though common in The Gambia, the Hooded Vulture is considered critically endangered globally. Here we look a little closer at this intriguing bird.
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Review: Lazy Day Cruise Excursion

Drift along through the mangrove creeks, sipping a cool Julbrew while keeping one eye out for spoonbills or even a Goliath Heron...
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Review: 6 Tours in 1 Excursion

Markets, wrestling, crocodiles and beautiful beaches, the 6 Tours in 1 Excursion is a fabulous introduction to Gambian life and culture.
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Inspirational Women in The Gambia

On this International Women’s Day I’d like to share the story about some inspiring women in The Gambia.
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World Wildlife Day - 20 Stunning Wildlife Photographs from The Gambia

A selection of photographs which highlight the beauty of wildlife in The Gambia, this World Wildlife Day.
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A beach lover's paradise

Learn more about Gambia's beautiful beaches...
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A Traditional West African Wedding Celebration

A wonderful day at a friend's traditional West African wedding in The Gambia.
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Escape to the sunshine this Valentine's Day

The Gambia is a great choice for a romantic Valentine's break, where you can get a nice big dose of African sunshine...
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Birding before breakfast

Exploring Gambia's extraordinary birdlife, all before breakfast!
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Solar power comes to the village of Jafai Kuta

Excitement is in the air when light comes to the village of Jafai Kuta.
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Discover the ultimate in relaxation at a luxury spa in The Gambia

Relax, unwind and renew in the luxurious surroundings of one of Gambia's top spas.
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Top 10 tips for being a responsible visitor in The Gambia

Not everyone realises how easy it can be to make a few small changes to your habits to become a more responsible traveller. Here are our top ten tips for holidaying responsibly in The Gambia.
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Sona Jobarteh's Single Dedicated to The Gambia Released Today

Earlier this year, musician Sona Jobarteh, from London, announced the coming of a new song and video to be dedicated to her ancestral home, The Gambia, which she works hard to promote.
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A Birdwatcher's Paradise

Whether you're quite the twitcher, or simply love to experience a little bit of local wildlife, then come and see what The Gambia has to offer.
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Celebrating Christmas and New Year in The Gambia

With no worries about preparing the festive feast and furthermore, no washing up afterwards, a winter sun Yuletide under the starry skies of Africa certainly appeals to me.
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Join the West African Photo Shoot

A great opportunity for avid wildlife photographers.
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Baobab smoothie (healthy, delicious and the answer to poverty in Africa)?

Find out more about baobab and Aduna, a company who's mission is to create demand for under-utilised natural products from small producers in rural Africa.
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£3,886 donated to schools in The Gambia

Last month The Gambia Experience’s School Development Fund donated a total of £3,886 to four schools in The Gambia.
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The Brufut Education Project: Food for Thought

We showcase the Brufut Education Project and the incredible initiatives they run in The Gambia.
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El Sol, the only Mexican restaurant in The Gambia

We visit El Sol, The Gambia's only Mexican restaurant, to see what all the fuss is about an get a taste of some quality international food.
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Traditional Gambian Food and Drink

Delight your taste buds and expand your culinary experiences in The Gambia.
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New suites with stunning sea views coming soon to Ngala Lodge

Six beautiful new suites are currently being built at fantastic Ngala Lodge, we focus on the ins and outs of the new designs.
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Introducing the Lemon Creek Hotel

Set amongst green gardens and right on the beach, Lemon Creek is a welcome addition to our property collection.
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The Western Red Colobus Monkey

We profile the Western Red Colobus Monkey, one of The Gambia's most incredible inhabitants, yet sadly now an endangered species.
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Birds of The Gambia: The Western Grey Plantain-Eater

A profile on the Western Grey Plantain-Eater, one of many fascinating birds in The Gambia.
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Photo Essay: Tamala West African Drumming Troupe

Highlighting one aspect of Gambia's wonderful culture.
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Birds of The Gambia: Red-billed Hornbill

Introducing the Red-billed Hornbill, another of the many beautiful and fascinating birds in The Gambia.
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4,000 miles, 500 legs, 2 men, 1 van

This morning 500 prosthetic limbs are starting the 4,000 miles journey from the UK to The Gambia.
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Birds of The Gambia: African Paradise Flycatcher

Thanks to James Fisher for his contribution to our 'Birds of The Gambia' series with this beautiful image of an African Paradise Flycatcher.
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Birds of the Gambia: Blue-breasted Kingfisher

Find out more about this stunning bird, including where and when you can spot it.
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From waking up with Mandina's dawn chorus to the colourful street art in Kubuneh

Glowing accounts from a group of travel bloggers' stay at Mandina Lodges, nestled in the Makasutu forest.
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Introducing our first volunteer with People and Places

Pat, our first volunteer is helping small businesses to improve their administration and accountancy skills.
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The smiling coast of West Africa

See some wonderful local smiles from The Gambia.
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Sponsoring a child in The Gambia

Getting to know Lisa and her family.
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Review: Cooking with Ida - Fish Benechin

In this popular excursion you not only get hands on experience preparing a traditional Gambian dish, you get the chance to visit a thriving fish market and shop with the locals.
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