Palm trees and wooden umbrellas in the Sanyang area.

©Francisco Goncalves/Getty Images

The Gambia

The Gambia may be the smallest country on the continent, but its captivating array of attractions belies its tiny size. Surrounded by Senegal, The Gambia has a mere 50 miles (80km) of coastline, but what a magnificent stretch it encompasses: golden beaches backed by swaying palms and sprinkled with scenic lagoons, sleepy fishing villages and biologically rich coastal reserves.


Must-see attractions


Latest stories from The Gambia

Filter by interest:

Wildlife & Nature

Conservation close up: visiting The Gambia's Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Centre

Oct 15, 2019 • 7 min read

in partnership with getyourguide

Book popular activities in The Gambia


Purchase our award-winning guidebooks

Get to the heart of The Gambia with one of our in-depth, award-winning guidebooks, covering maps, itineraries, and expert guidance.

Go Beyond

The Gambia and beyond