The freedom of a tailor-made holiday

Updated on Jul 10, 2023 by Ella Brundle

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Tailor-made holidays are perfect for those with itchy feet wishing to see as much of a destination as possible during their stay. Delve into The Gambia with a tailor-made holiday!

By creating a tailor-made holiday with The Gambia Experience, you are allowing yourself the freedom to select the best of our hotels and experiences, creating the holiday of your dreams!
As many of our customers are looking for a unique holiday away from a traditional beach trip, we can offer boundless combinations to try. Whatever you choose to do, let our experts help you create the perfect tailor-made holiday just for you.

If you are looking for a few days spent on golden beaches, dotted with a sprinkling of activities, we have some fabulous beachfront hotels to indulge in lazy afternoons. For example, African Princess Beach Hotel makes for a perfect luxury stay right on the golden sands that The Gambia is famous for. The hotel offers a fantastic locations and exudes elegance. For the next part of your holiday, you might choose to head to the unique lodges at Mandina, where you’ll find magnificent natural beauty, tranquillity and stunning views, the essence of barefoot luxury. During your stay, you can take part in birdwatching on foot or by boat with a dedicated guide, whose extensive knowledge of the local bird and wildlife will fascinate you.


There are plenty of great excursions to do from both hotels, from birdwatching, cooking classes, forest walks and cruises. There are options to suit everyone, and our team can help you to plan and book these at the time of booking your holiday! Browse our excursions here.

African Princess Beach Hotel.

There is plenty of wildlife to be seen in The Gambia and there are some fantastic highlights, such as the Chimp Rehabilitation Project. Here you will be able to view these mighty creatures in their natural habitat all whilst staying at the camp itself. Spend two nights in a safari tent, watching the chimps by day along with hippos and an amazing array of birdlife, and stargazing by night. Once you have spent some time here why not travel back to the coast and spoil yourself at adult-only Ngala Lodge? This beachfront property, poised above a peaceful cove with views across the Atlantic, is a real gem with a fabulous restaurant too. A boutique hotel with a definite allure, guaranteed to provide a relaxing stay after your busy wildlife excursions.

Safari tent at Chimp Rehabilitation Project Camp.

To experience two countries in one, why not plan your tailor-made holiday to include a trip to Senegal too? Combine a stay at Leo’s Beach Hotel, set along a beautiful, secluded beach, then hop over the border to Senegal to find yourself at Fathala Wildlife Reserve, a wonderful nature reserve, rich in wildlife to immerse yourself in a unique safari experience. With plenty of animals such as rhino, zebra, giraffe and monkeys you will be enchanted by this wonderful area and the wildlife that call it home.

Warthog spotted at Fathala Wildlife Reserve.

To find your ideal tailor-made holiday in The Gambia, browse online now or call our expert team today who can offer first-hand knowledge of all our properties for that perfect combination for you.


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