Is there any news on the border closure between Senegal and Gambia?
Is it just to vehicles that it's closed? Ie. would arriving at the border solo and walking across be ok? Is it all borders that are closed?
I'm in Senegal now and I need to fly out of Gambia in two weeks time!
I will be coming to Gambia for the 1st time in May. Good internet connectivity is very important to me. From my research so far, the connection quality of connection in Gambia seems questionable. Even in hotels and guest houses with free internet. I am not sure what area near Banjul I will be in and I will probably be moving around. So the 1st question is, what is the best internet provider for me?
My 2nd question is, how best to use that provider? I use my laptop for internet and phone…
I've googled for about an hour trying to find out if I need a visa for Gambia. I've found everything from - no/free visa for 90 days - to 200 USD for a 5 year visa. Can someone please clarify the current situation for me?
Thanks so much!
A friend and I will go to Gambia for a one week holiday in April and - as usual when travelling together - we'll share a hotel room in order to save money on accomodation.
But since it's known that Gambia like many African countries is very restrictive on gays we are wondering if sharing a room (not a bed!) could be considered to be "homosexual behaviour" and may cause some trouble - if not more.
In fact we are NOT gay and we don't pretend to be but I think it's worth the question.
Just did a trip to The Gambia. I am a US Passport holder. Crossed the Senegal/Gambia border by land at the Karang/Amdallai border (the barra ferry route) on January 15, 2016.
I was required to buy a single entry visa (only option) for 3000 dalasi ($75 USD). The old fee prior to 12/25/2015 was 1000 dalasi ($25 USD). Immigration showed me the official visa increase, I took a picture of it. Pleaded for a 48 hour transit visa but they would not grant it to me. Said that this border crossing…
I know I have posted this before but that does not stop me expressing how dreadful I found the sex tourism scene on Gambia beaches .I know it goes on all around the world but in Gambia it seems to be the Raison d,etre of the whole tourism industry .I couldn't leave quickly enough to spend my tourist money elsewhere ( beautiful Senegal) and I hope you do too . Find somewhere else please this is probably the tackiest place I have ever been in over 100 countries RANT OVER NOW ---- SORRY
Myself and 2 or 3 friends are visiting Gambia for 11 days/ 10 nights in March.
We shall be bringing our backpacks and would like to do some backpacking around and exploring and was wondering if anyone can suggest an itinerary or must see/ do's?
We'll be flying in and out of Banjul and would ideally like to start and end our trip with a day or 2 on the beach/ on an Island
Other thing's we'd definitely like to try and do are:
1) Travel up the river, maybe with a night our 2 in a…
Does anybody have any experience of buying electronics in Gambia? Is it worth it? I need a new laptop and camera and I live in Guinea Bissau where they're just not available. I am going to Gambia for week on the 26th and I was hoping to buy them there, if it is possible.
Any advice would be much appreciated