Singles holidays

Updated on Jan 10, 2023 by Stacey Parsons

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If you're interested in learning more about our singles holidays to The Gambia, you've come to the right place as The Gambia is the perfect holiday for single people.

Solo travel isn't just a wonderful way to explore a destination at your own pace; it also allows you to do exactly what you want. Whether that's lazing on the beach for a whole week or embarking on local excursions to get to know the country and other holidaymakers, the advantage of a singles holiday are limitless.

To give you an idea of the sorts of activities you can enjoy in The Gambia, alongside some hotels which are ideally suited to singles holidays, here are just some of the ways you can enjoy a solo holiday in The Gambia...


Things to do in The Gambia for single travellers 

Relax on one of the beautiful beaches

If your typical singles holiday revolves around a few great books and getting the best tan possible, you're in luck when it comes to The Gambia.

With year-round temperatures topping 30°C and uninterrupted sunshine for a great deal of the year, you can relax on a sunlounger by the pool or along the uncrowded beach and simply unwind. 

Find out more about beach holidays in The Gambia


Embark on a number of excursions 

From visits to local schools and wrestling matches through to crocodile pools and bird watching mornings, our collection of excursions has grown over the years to include all manner of wonderful opportunities suitable for single travellers.

There are home cooking courses and lazy day cruises which will give you the chance to meet other holidaymakers should you wish, or if you want to keep to yourself, you can rent a private land rover and guide to explore wherever you wish. 

Find out more about our excursions in The Gambia


Places to stay for solo travellers 

There's no limitation on where you're able to stay as a single traveller within our holiday programme, however we have a few hotels which are ideally suited to single person holidays.

African Village | 2 grade

This charming resort with wonderful sea views is a popular choice for single travellers. Staying in traditional, African-style huts, you can take a dip in the pool and enjoy al fresco meals overlooking the ocean at the on-site restaurant.

The best bit? The hotel's single rooms mean there's no single supplement to pay when staying here. 

Find out more about African Village


Bungalow Beach | 3 grade

If you'd rather go self-catering and head out to all the fantastic and great value restaurants on your singles holiday, Bungalow Beach is ideal. You can also stay in a single room, meaning there's no single supplement to pay during your stay!

Set along Kotu's wonderful stretch of sandy beach, and with a private pool and mini market on-site, it's the ideal spot to get away from it all and soak up the sunshine.

During the evening, a short taxi ride will take you to Kololi, where there's a variety of bars and restaurants serving up everything from Italian to Lebanese specialities. 

Find out more about Bungalow Beach


Kombo Beach Hotel |  3.5 grade

For a singles holiday with a little more buzz, Kombo Beach is a wonderful choice – one of our most popular hotels.

Along the sands of Kotu Beach and next-door to a little craft market, this friendly hotel has various games and sandy sports like beach volleyball on offer, as well as a good-sized pool and great dining facilities. 

Unlike African Village and Bungalow Beach, Kombo Beach does not offer single rooms.

Find out more about Kombo Beach Hotel


Senegambia Hotel | 3.5 grade

One of the liveliest hotels in The Gambia, perfect for meeting fellow single travellers, Senegambia Hotel is set along Kololi's golden sands and just a stone's throw from the shops, bars and restaurants within the resort.

One of the hotel's best features is its wildlife-filled gardens, where daily vulture feedings are held, closely followed by its two large swimming pools and on-site activities.

Why not peruse the mini market or the gardens, enjoy the outdoor gym or treat yourself to a visit of the on-site hairdresser?

Unlike African Village and Bungalow Beach, Senegambia Hotel does not offer single rooms.

Find out more about Senegambia Hotel

Image credit: Chris Murphy. 


If you'd like any more information on singles holidays to The Gambia, give our team a call on 01489 866939 and they can answer any specific questions you may have. We also have a whole host of holiday ideas, designed to showcase the different holidays you can experience in The Gambia. 


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