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Brufut Heights holidays

A true taste of the easy-going Gambian lifestyle‚ Brufut Heights is the perfect place for relaxation. This small village is in a great location, just 2km south of Bijilo Beach, in a quiet area with a lovely stretch of sand–and–shingle beach. As you’d expect, the weather in Brufut Heights is amazing, with plenty of sunshine and a delightfully warm climate as soon as you step off the plane.

Things to do

Spend your days sipping cold drinks in a beach bar or relaxing on the soft golden sands of the beach. At lunchtime, tuck into freshly grilled fish or a spicy Gambian stew at a local restaurant. Grab your camera and embark on a boat trip down the Gambia River, where you’ll see hippos and crocodiles. The nightlife in Brufut Heights is laid-back, with most hotels holding entertainment over dinner, such as live music and traditional dancing. Dine under the stars and soak up the tropical party mood.

Excellent beaches

The unspoilt beach at Brufut Heights provides a quiet location for peaceful days basking in the sunshine. The wide stretch of golden sand is easily accessible via a fairly steep path winding through the rustic, rocky landscape. Enjoy the palm tree setting whilst relaxing on the beachfront and watch as traditional long African Boats called pirogues sail over the water with the tide. Swim in the warm, clear waters of the Atlantic and try your hand water sports such as wind surfing, canoeing or sailing. There’re a range of quaint cafes and restaurants along the beach where you can have a refreshing drink in the afternoon and dine in the evening watching the sunset.

Culture

Brufut Heights is one of the quietest resorts along the Gambian coast in western Africa and is approximately 10 minutes south of Kololi. It’s the unspoilt beaches and laid back atmosphere that brings holidaymakers to the area year on year. Visitors can enjoy the long stretch of palm tree fringed beaches and views of the glistening Atlantic waters.

Quiet Nightlife

The small village of Brufut Heights has a relaxing nightlife both day and night, which does mean that the nightlife is quite laid back with only a handful choices for evening entertainment. You may find that your hotel will provide an array of nightlife from performances of traditional dance to live music. Enjoy an authentic evening meal of fresh fish, fruit and vegetables in one of the beachside restaurants. Sample the country’s signature dish, domoda, which is a hearty meat and peanut stew, before taking an evening stroll as the sunsets.

Map of Brufut Heights

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30℃

To avoid the wet seasons and get the best of the African weather, visit between winter and spring.

6 hours

The nearest airport to Brufut Heights is Banjul International Airport (BJL), approximately 40km from the resort.

Brufut Heights is best for...

Nature fans: Spot tropical birds on a trip to the Brufut Woods Community Project.

Scenery lovers: Brufut Heights boasts some of the best views of the Atlantic Ocean in The Gambia.

Beach bums: Spend your time daydreaming on the beach or sipping a cool drink in a beach bar.

Fast facts for Brufut Heights

Language: The language spoken in Brufut Heights is English.

Currency: The currency used in Brufut Heights is Dalasi (D).

Local time: Brufut Heights is the same time as GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Banjul International Airport. It takes around 50 minutes to transfer to Brufut Heights.

Flight time from UK: The Brufut Heights flight time is 6–7 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Brufut Heights tourist information can be found at www.visitthegambia.gm.

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Getting around Brufut Heights

By bus: Buses in Brufut Heights can be hired. They make a great option if you’re travelling in a group.

By taxi: Green taxis can be found near to your hotel. Always make sure to agree a price with the driver first. Make sure you tip your driver!

Events in Brufut Heights

West African Street Parties: Look out for trips to historic attractions in Brufut Heights, such as the village of Juffure and the UNESCO-listed Kunte Kinteh Island. You might even stumble across a street party whilst you’re there.

Roots Festival: Every other May, the quiet fishing village of Albreda plays host to the Roots Festival, inspired by historian Alex Haley’s book ‘Roots’.

Themed Beach Parties: During the spring, Rave About Africa creates a season of beach festivals. You can expect everything from masquerade balls to drumming workshops and live comedy shows.

Brufut Heights safety and security

Visa / Health: Before you travel to Brufut Heights, make sure to visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/gambia for health tips and advice on visas for your holiday.

Brufut Heights weather

Temperature: Low-to-mid 30s (°C) all year round

Best time to visit: To avoid the wet seasons and get the best of the African weather, visit between winter and spring.

The weather in Brufut Heights is rainy from July to October with drier days throughout the winter.

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