Why book with The Gambia Experience?

Updated on Oct 23, 2020 by Clarabel Jones

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Find out all the reasons why you should book your Gambia holiday with us, the destinaton specialists.


Your holiday is in safe hands

We care about your holiday and will do our upmost to make sure it can go ahead, as long as it is safe to do so. At the moment, we're closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, the FCDO advice here in the UK and also the situation in The Gambia.

Booking with us means that, if the current restrictions were still in place nearer your departure date and your holiday was unable to go ahead, we would give you the option to amend your holiday for free, only paying any difference in price, to receive a refund credit note (to use on a future holiday with us) or a full refund, so you can book with confidence.

On top of this, all our flights and holidays are fully ATOL protected, so you can rest assured that you're covered for any eventualities or problems, should they occur.

You can find out more about our booking promise here.


Nobody knows the Gambia like we do

We've been travelling to The Gambia for 33 years now. Over this time we've developed our vast knowledge and built great relationships with the hoteliers and tourist board that help us offer you the best opportunities and experiences for your Gambia holiday.

We have a permanent team in The Gambia who keep us up to date with any changes, and every member of our UK-based sales team has visited The Gambia to experience the country's irresistible charm for themselves.

Some of us have worked here for over 30 years and have lost count of the number of times we've been!

Work trip to The Gambia!

We offer the widest choice

From large and lively hotels packed with entertainment options, to peaceful back-to-nature lodges, our holiday programme offers something for everyone. 

Many of our hotels are exclusively sold by us, including Ngala Lodge, Mandina Lodges and African Village Hotel in The Gambia and Fathala Wildlife Reserve in neighbouring Senegal.

Ngala Lodge

In normal circumstances, we also offer a wide choice of flight departures, operating a service with Titan Airways from London Gatwick three times weekly during the winter, with the option to upgrade to Star Class. We fly all year-round too, offering the only direct UK flight during the summer months.


We look after you

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, customer care and treating clients as individuals, both before you travel and whilst you are on holiday.

Our experienced Gambia resort team are there to look after you while you're away, and to answer any questions you might have about the local area.

We'll give you a free Gambia guidebook to use during your stay, which has all the information you need to know about the resorts, culture, history and optional excursions. We also throw in some exclusive discount vouchers for you to use at The Gambia's best restaurants.

Gambia resort team

You can craft your own holiday from scratch

Do you want to spend time on the beach, while also discovering the wildlife and culture around you? Or maybe you’ve set a budget, but fancy a couple of nights of pure luxury. The beauty of booking a holiday with us is that you don’t have to choose.

Instead, you have the freedom to tailor-make your dream Gambia holiday, handpicking your hotels, tours and excursions like a child in a sweet shop. 

Click here to find out more about our tailormade holidays.

Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Project

We reward your loyalty

Many of our customers choose to travel to The Gambia again, possibly to discover the country during a different season or to explore a different area.

If you've previously travelled with us to The Gambia or Senegal and are thinking of returning, you'll be entitled to a loyalty discount against your next holiday.

We offer returning customers a saving of £50 per person on their next booking, plus a reduced deposit payment.

Click here to find out more.


There's no hidden costs

With The Gambia Experience, what you see is what you get.

The price you pay for a package holiday with us will always include your flights, accommodation, 20kg of luggage and transfers to and from your hotel.

We hope to welcome you on a Gambia holiday soon! Click here to browse our full selection of holidays.

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