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Do I need any vaccinations if I'm travelling to Kotu 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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What is the protocol with tipping in Kotu Beach?

Although tipping isn’t mandatory it will be very much appreciated by the Gambian service workers. 10% is the acceptable gratuity in bars and restaurants.

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Can I fish in Kotu Beach?

We offer a Creek Fishing excursion costing £50 per person. The Gambian creeks boast a wide variety of saltwater fish so keen anglers will enjoy this trip but you can also go for a swim or sunbathe if you wish. Ideal as an introduction to fishing in The Gambia or for those whose sea legs aren’t the greatest, fishing in the mangrove creeks can be exceptionally good. You can expect to catch similar species to those when reef fishing. Fishing equipment and boat is provided for you and don’t worry if you’re a beginner as the knowledgeable crew are happy to help or give advice.

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Which beaches are best for a sunset?

There are breathtaking sunsets in The Gambia. Head to the beaches for the best views. You will find juice bars and locals selling fresh fruit on most beaches in The Gambia.

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Is topless sunbathing acceptable in Kotu Beach?

You can sunbathe topless, however, it is considered very rude to wear swimsuits elsewhere in public so where possible you should cover up whilst walking around the resort.