Brufut Heights travel guide

Weather and climate

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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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.

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Fast facts

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.

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.

Holiday destinations related to Brufut Heights:

  • Kotu Beach
  • Kololi Beach
  • Banjul Beach
  • Bijilo
  • Getting around

    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

    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.