The currency in Gambia is the Gambian Dalasi (GMD), which is subdivided into 100 bututs. This Gambia currency was first adopted in 1971, when it replaced the Gambian pound. Gambia is still a primarily cash-based economy, so it’s worth bearing that in mind before you head away.

There are lots of ways to exchange your pounds for Dalasi before you leave for your holiday, and doing so is the best way to ensure you get the most for your money. It’s a good idea to take some local currency with you, by ordering online or in-store with Thomas Cook. It’s not always easy to get your hands on some while you’re out there, so stock your wallet up before you go.

Although an increasing number of hotels and restaurants are accepting Visa debit cards, very few will accept credit cards. And MasterCard isn’t generally accepted either. You’ll find ATM machines in the tourist area of Senegambia and a few of the other most popular resorts, but unfortunately they can be unreliable, and you will also be charged a surcharge for using them.

Where can I buy Gambia currency?

Thomas Cook Travel Money is here to help make it easy. It only takes a few minutes to order Dalasi online today, or you could head down to your local Thomas Cook store and ask for what you need. Our currency rates are some of the most competitive around, and it’ll be much cheaper than picking up your Gambia currency at the airport at the last minute, or trying to find a working ATM at your resort.

Why buy Gambian Dalasi with Thomas Cook Travel Money?

Thomas Cook Travel Money offers a highly competitive Gambia currency exchange rate. You can buy as much as you like quickly and easily online and have your currency delivered straight to your door, or you can reserve and collect in-store at your convenience. Either way, you’re sure to get a great deal when you come to us.
You also get plenty of other benefits when you come to us for your local currency. As well as 0% commission, we’ll give you free home delivery when you order over £500. We can even offer speedy next-day delivery if you order before 2pm (Monday to Thursday only).

If you don’t know how much money you’ll need while you’re away, it’s worth considering the Thomas Cook Cash Passport. Find out more below.

What’s the Thomas Cook Cash Passport?

Thomas Cook Cash Passport is a handy pre-paid travel money card that you take away with you. It means you don’t need to take lots of cash away with you and carry it around on holiday, and it’s a cheaper alternative to using your own debit or credit card abroad. Feel free to ask one our advisers if you have any questions about using the Thomas Cook Cash Passport in Gambia.

To get started, just pre-load your card with a minimum £50 and use it as you would your normal payment card (it’s chip-and-pin protected). Plus, you can add more cash to it whenever and wherever you want, online, in store, over the phone, by bank transfer or via the app.