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The Gambia

Climate & when to go

Most tourists travel to The Gambia during the dry and relatively cool months from November to February (daytime maximums around 24°C). This is also the best time to watch wildlife and birds.

The wet season starts around late June and lasts until late September, when temperatures rise to around 30°C, the rains make some upcountry roads inaccessible, vegetation is lush and the rivers swelling.