Last minute holidays to Gambia

If you're thinking of booking a last minute holiday with Thomas Cook, Africa's 'Smiling Coast' might be the ideal destination. Whether you're a culture lover, a sun seeker, or an adventurer, a getaway to The Gambia will have something to please everyone.

Thanks to its year round sunshine, you'll have plenty of chances to top up your tan on a holiday to this vibrant African resort. Relax along The Gambia's picturesque coastline, from quiet spots like Kololi and Bijilo, to popular hangouts like Kotu Beach. When you've had your fill of sunbathing, you'll have plenty of natural landscape to explore. With over 30 forests, as well as several national parks and reserves, The Gambia is perfect for nature enthusiasts. Wildlife lovers won't want to miss a visit to the Fathala Game Reserve, where you can expect to meet some local monkeys, giraffes, and rhinos. There's also the bird sanctuary at Cape Creek, and the famous botanical gardens in Bakau.

No trip to The Gambia would be complete without a taste of the country's vibrant culture, and the market at Serekunda is a great place to start. At these local stalls, you can browse anything from fashion and food, to souvenirs and jewellery. For some of The Gambia's best art attractions, a visit to Kololi is a must. There you'll find popular spots like the Gaya Art Cafe and Village Gallery, or you can take a trip to the National Museum in nearby Banjul. All of this is just a few clicks away when you book a last minute holiday to The Gambia with Thomas Cook.

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