The Gambia is a small West African country, surrounded by Senegal and the Atlantic Ocean. It is known for its beautiful beaches, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage. The country is named after the Gambia River, which flows through the center of the country.
The official language of The Gambia is English, which is widely spoken throughout the country. Other local languages include Wolof, Mandinka, and Fula. The country is a former British colony and gained its independence in 1965.
The primary currency used in The Gambia is the Gambian dalasi (GMD), which is divided into 100 bututs. Major credit cards are accepted in larger hotels and restaurants, but cash is still the preferred method of payment in most places.
The local time in The Gambia is GMT, which is the same as the UK, meaning there is no time difference between the two countries.
The flight time from the UK to The Gambia is approximately 6 hours, depending on the airline and the specific route taken. The main airport in The Gambia is Banjul International Airport (BJL), which is located approximately 24 kilometers southwest of the capital city, Banjul. The airport is served by several international airlines, including British Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines. The address for the airport is Banjul International Airport, PO Box 285, Banjul, The Gambia.
The Gambia is a popular tourist destination, known for its beautiful beaches, wildlife reserves, and cultural attractions. Some of the top attractions in the country include Kachikally Crocodile Pool, Abuko Nature Reserve, and Juffureh Village, which was made famous by the book and television series “Roots”. The country is also home to several festivals and celebrations throughout the year, including the colorful and vibrant Carnival celebration held in Banjul each May.