Top 5 reasons to visit The Gambia during the festive season

Updated on Dec 14, 2023 by Ella Brundle

Blog > Top 5 reasons to visit The Gambia during the festive season

When searching for your next winter adventure, definitely consider The Gambia at Christmas! Our experts have put together their top five reasons for visiting during the festive period.

The Gambia is known as ‘The Smiling Coast’, with friendly locals, delicious food, beautiful beaches and amazing wildlife, The Gambia is the perfect place to spend Christmas somewhere unique!


1. A big draw to staying in The Gambia at Christmas is the gala dinners included on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, even if your travel dates are the 25th December or 1st January, you won’t miss out on that festive feeling. Kombo Beach Hotel and many other properties offer gala dinners with live entertainment on 24th and 31st December which are included in your holiday price, making your Christmas memorable. See more Christmas and New Year deals including dinners here.

2. With a range of properties to suit all budgets, you will be able to spend your Christmas in a lively or tranquil retreat – whichever takes your fancy. For relaxing beach days and stunning pools to enjoy a drink by our beachfront hotels are perfect. If you would like to experience adventure in The Gambia then our unique hotels and lodges are perfect for spotting plenty of wildlife and immersing yourself in the country's beautiful landscape.

3. If you would like to treat yourself at Christmas and explore the country further during your stay, perhaps a twin-centre holiday would be perfect? You’ll be able to combine a few nights at a beachside hotel and then stay beyond the beach at one of the fabulous Mandina lodges, or you may even want to explore Senegal. Christmas is a time to enjoy and indulge, so go for it and book your adventure now and create a memorable Christmas!


4. Begin your festive holiday in style, why not upgrade your flights to Star Class and enjoy an extra slice of luxury before you arrive? Enjoy 2 complimentary bar services during your flight and a delicious meal, this is the perfect festive treat. Sit back and relax with ample legroom and fantastic Star Class service.

5. As chosen by our Gambian Experience experts and backed up by our happy customers who return every year, Kombo Beach Hotel makes for a perfect festive getaway. During Christmas, the hotel is adorned with beautiful festive decorations, a delicious buffet to sample, and amazing local cultural entertainment for your viewing pleasure – it’ll leave you wanting to come back for more, year after year!


Book your Christmas holiday to The Gambia today and experience a festive season in the sun! 


Related Articles


Recent Articles


Success with Megan McCubbin's birdwatching tours Read more


6 authentic experiences to enjoy in The Gambia Read more


What to do in Bakau and Fajara Read more


Why does Kombo Beach Hotel make for the perfect family holiday? Read more


Follow us on Social Media