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When is the best time of year to visit Banjul Beach?

Between November and June The Gambia enjoys virtually uninterrupted sunshine with temperatures varying between the high twenties and low thirties. Rain is to be expected between July and October and humidity levels do rise particularly in August and September.

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What kind of hotels are there in Banjul Beach?

Banjul is the capital of The Gambia and there are very few hotels which specifically cater for tourists. Kololi and Kotu are the main reosrts for tourists and a good selection of hotels offered by Thomas Cook can be found here. From small Bed and Breakfast hotels offering somewhere quiet to unwind to more established All Inclusive beachfront hotels offering large swimming pools and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, Thomas Cook caters for all.

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Can I go diving in Banjul Beach?

Diving in The Gambia is not recommended due to strong currents from the Atlantic Ocean and the water isn’t particularly clear. Fishing, however, is very popular and water is warm to swim in although great care should be taken.

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Do I need any injections if I'm travelling to Banjul Beach?

Guests travelling to The Gambia should ensure courses or boosters are up to date. Courses or boosters usually advised are Hepatitis A, Tetanus, Typhoid and Yellow Fever. Other vaccines to consider are Hepatitis B and Meningococcal Meningitis. Malaria precautions are essential and guests should use insect repellents on exposed skin. Check with your doctor or nurse about suitable antimalarial tablets.

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Do I need a visa to travel to Banjul Beach?

If you are planning to visit The Gambia for a period longer than 3 months you should check entry requirements with the Gambian Embassy in London.