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Our lines are extremely busy, so if you have any questions regarding the current Coronavirus situation, please read the latest update below before calling.  

Last updated: 10 May 2021

COVID-19

Please click on the link for the latest FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) advice for travel to The Gambia. Please note that the information given is for travel at the present time and is not necessarily applicable for later this year so do check it regularly. Foreign travel advice for The Gambia

It has never been more important to book with a reputable Tour Operator. Our ATOL and ABTA bonding means that any package holiday booked with us is fully protected. For more information, please see our FAQs below as well as our  Covid Promise to our customers.

How is my money financially protected?

The package holidays (flight inclusive) or flight only arrangements we sell are protected by ATOL under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number [1866]. ATOL is the UK's financial protection scheme and protects you when you book a holiday with us, a UK ATOL holder. It will provide support so that you are not at a financial loss or without assistance abroad if we cease trading. Our accommodation-only holidays are covered by ABTA bonding.  

The latest on our flights / holidays to The Gambia. 

Our flights to The Gambia are now suspended until 1st October 2021. We have contacted anyone due to travel before this date to offer a range of options, including amendment to a future date or cancellation with a refund.

The UK government has announced the new traffic light system and at this time The Gambia is categorised as amber. For more information on what this means, please click here Government rules for entering England.

Please note that we still intend to operate to The Gambia even if the category does not change to green at a later date. Please ensure you comply with the exit and entry requirements for both the UK and The Gambia.

What reasons might there be for my holiday not going ahead?

  • If government advice changes and it becomes illegal to travel abroad for holidays.
  • If the FCDO (Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office) advises against non-essential travel to your destination.
  • If you are required to quarantine on arrival at your destination and there isn't the option to forgo this quarantine period by providing evidence of a negative Covid-19 test.
  • If the destination you are travelling to is on the red list, which requires you to quarantine in a hotel on your return to the UK. 

We would like to reassure you that if your holiday is cancelled for one of the reasons shown above, you will be offered to change your holiday to another destination (where possible) or date with no amendment fee (difference in price applies) or receive a full refund. In this event, one of our agents will be in touch to advise you of your options. 

What are my options if I am unable to travel due to my destination being on the amber list?

  • You will have the option to change your holiday to another destination (where possible) or date with no amendment fee right up until your balance is due at 12 weeks prior to departure (difference in price will apply).
  • You will have the option to cancel your holiday at no earlier than 5 weeks prior to departure with a full refund (please note if your booking includes a flight with a 3rd party airline such as TUI, our cancellation terms may differ and a refund of this element may not be possible).

What if I need assistance whilst on holiday?

Our local representatives will be on hand to guide you every step of the way, from the moment you arrive until you leave. From advice on the local guidelines to specialist knowledge in your destination, we’ve got it covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet our expert team...

The Gambia Experience Sales Staff

Kerry Townsend

Sales Consultant, joined 1999

 

Kerry has visited The Gambia 15 times - mostly on her own holidays.

The Gambia Experience Sales Staff

Debbie Seierland

Sales Consultant, joined 2001

 

Debbie's Gambia highlight was staying in a floating lodge at the Mandina Lodges.

The Gambia Experience Sales Staff

Danielle Jack

Sales Consultant, joined 2018

 

Danielle absolutely loves The Gambia and staying in one of the Atlantic Suites at Ngala.

The Gambia Experience Sales Staff

Lydia Emery

Sales Consultant, joined 2007

 

Lydia loves putting together multi-centre holidays & making personal recommendations.

The Gambia Experience Sales Staff

Rebecca Petrie

Sales Consultant, joined 2012

 

Rebecca loves Gambian cuisine & says the restaurant at Ngala is "a food lovers haven"!

The Gambia Experience Sales Staff

Claire Hilferty

Sales Team Leader, joined 2005

 

Claire loves The Gambia, her favourite place to visit is Fathala Wildlife Reserve, it’s a must! 

The Gambia Experience Sales Staff

Rosie McConville

Sales Consultant, joined 2016

 

Rosie's highlight was staying at Ngala Lodge, she loves the friendly culture and good vibes!

The Gambia Experience Sales Staff

Alison Westerman

Sales Consultant, joined 2011

 

Alison loves the Gambian people & laid-back atmosphere.