Offering expert advise, dedicated group co-ordinators and competitive pricing, our group trips are perfect for schools, groups and charities. Whether you require flights, single and multi-centre hotel packages, or group trips with excursions, let us help plan your ideal itinerary.


Group Special Offers

  • Competitive pricing
  • Free places – from 1 free for every eight paying passengers
  • Low deposit with full payment due only 12 weeks before travel
  • Subsidised teacher pre-inspection trips (subject to availability)

Boat trip with expert guides at Chimp Rehabilitation Project camp

Tailormade Itineraries

  • Detailed personalised itineraries
  • Pre-bookable excursions
  • Dedicated local guides
  • Sample itineraries available

Support At Every Stage

  • Dedicated sales co-ordinators
  • Group leaders' guidance notes
  • 24 hour support in resort

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Meaningful group trips


Palm Beach Hotel

A value for money hotel and a popular choice for groups, the Palm Beach is a lively colourful hotel situated on the edge of Kotu.


Swimming pool and terraces at Kombo Beach Hotel

Kombo Beach Hotel

A lively hotel with ample facilities and a fantastic beachfront location, the Kombo Beach is a popular choice for groups wanting a comfortable stay. 


The Kairaba Hotel

A well-established, beachfront property with excellent facilities and enjoying a prime location in the thriving, popular resort of Kololi.

Group leader feedback

"I can honestly say that the support we received from The Gambia Experience and the staff at the hotel was first rate."

- Robert Thompson, Colfes School

Out & about

Makasutu Cultural Forest

Group Excursions

Take your group on the 'Six Tours in One' excursion to get a real feel for The Gambia or why not add a trip to the Makasutu Forest to your groups bookings?

Group leader feedback

"All the students had a wonderful experience, one which will stay with them for years to come."

- Mike Webb, Langley School

Make the most of our experience...

Our experience and dedicated team

With over 30 years’ experience operating holidays in The Gambia, we have all the knowledge and expertise to tailor-make your group's itinerary. Our dedicated group co-ordinators can advise and assist you before your trip while our resort staff can offer help and support during your stay. Call our dedicated Groups Team on 01489 866 912.

Chris Packham

What we can give you...

  • Competitive prices
  • Free places – from one free for every eight paying passengers
  • Subsidised leader familiarisation trips*
  • Low deposit with full payment due only eight weeks before travel
  • Group leader pack – containing useful information and tips
  • Free Gambia ‘Know before you go’ guides
  • Pre-booked seats together on London Gatwick flights, excess baggage assistance

Group Transport

For package bookings, we will arrange in-resort air-conditioned coach transfers from the airport to your chosen hotel. Transfer times in The Gambia are relatively short and usually take no more than 50 minutes. If you wish to pre-book a mini bus, coach or 4x4 truck for your party, we can also assist. Please contact our groups co-ordinators who will be able to offer transportation prices dependent on the number of passengers and distance you wish to travel.

Conference Facilities

Should you wish to incorporate an event during your stay, conference facilities at The Kairaba and Ocean Bay hotels are excellent, with large dividable halls plus several committee rooms. We have the local contacts and relationships to take on board these arrangements, organising your event with the necessary equipment. Many other hotels such as Kombo Beach Hotel can also offer conference facilities for smaller groups.

Book with confidence

The Gambia Experience is a trade name of Serenity Holidays Limited. Most of our group packages are fully ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, giving you peace of mind when booking. Our ATOL number is 1866. For more information, please see our Fair Trading Charter.

Free Places for Groups

Make the most of our group free places!

The tables below show the number of full paying passengers required per party to qualify for a free place travelling on the dates specified from London Gatwick to Banjul. Please note a group is considered eight passengers or more to qualify for a free place. Terms and conditions apply.

Winter 22/23
01 November - 10 November
11 November - 27 November
28 November - 10 December
11 December - 17 December*
On request
On request
18 December - 31 December
01 January - 05 January
06 January - 31 January
01 February - 09 February
10 February - 20 February
On request
21 February - 28 February
01 March - 30 March
31 March - 13 April
On request 
On request
14 April - 30 April

* 7 night durations only

Maximum of 3 free places per group


Based on London flights for package holidays, free places at selected hotels, subject to availability. For other departure airports, please call for a quote.

Free places for 20+ groups may vary. Please call us for a quote.

* 7 night durations only


Group Travel Conditions

  • FREE Places apply to groups of eight or more passengers booking flights and accommodation, travelling on the same date to the same hotel for the same duration. For groups larger than 20, please call us for a quote.
  • FREE Places include flight supplements.
  • FREE Places offered are based on the actual group size at date of travel but do not include room upgrades or meal supplements. Deposits must be paid by all group members.
  • FREE Places are subject to availability, exclude travel over Christmas and cannot be used in conjunction with any other price reduction. There are only a limited number of seats and rooms available for group discounts so please ensure you book early.
  • A maximum of three free places per booking are applicable.
  • We can accept a list of passenger names eight weeks prior to departure. Changes are charged at £75 per passenger amendment, thereafter.
  • Full terms & conditions apply.

Contact our Dedicated Groups Team on 01489 866 912

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Visiting The Gambia shifts participants outside of their comfort zone and equips young people with valuable social and life skills. These trips not only encourage young people to be more accepting of other cultures but also benefit from a different perspective on their own cultural identity.

Peter Fleet – Director - Duke of Edinburgh - London

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