Offering a warm welcome and year-round sunshine, the Gambia is known for its friendly people, diverse landscapes and beautiful warm beaches. On your trip you’ll relax on long stretches of white sand, explore picturesque nature reserves, and enjoy getting to know the locals as you holiday in the smallest country on the mainland African continent.

If you love getting up close to wildlife, the Gambia is the perfect holiday destination. With endless forest parks, wetlands and coastlines to see, you’ll come across majestic giraffes, soaring eagles and cheeky monkeys as you explore the lands on foot or with organised 4×4 tours.

To experience Gambian culture, pay a visit to the laid-back village of Cape Point, sample the local food in the town of Kotu or relax in a beachside bar in Kololi. Try out your bartering skills with talented craft sellers, browse fresh catches in the local fish markets and stroll through the botanical gardens in Bakau. To find out more about local history, the National Museum in Banjul is a great place to start.

From relaxing rounds of golf to afternoons basking in the seaside sunshine, there’s a holiday for you to enjoy in the Gambia. If you’re looking for a party vibe, don’t miss out on a visit to the Senegambia Strip, where you can sip cocktails and sample local snacks in the many restaurants and bars. There’s even an amusement park nearby, where you can have a fun-filled day out with the family.

Whether you’re discovering quaint fishing villages, touring natural parks or celeb-spotting in eco-friendly resorts, the Gambia is a land of true diversity. For an exotic holiday with a difference, this tiny country on the north eastern coast of Africa is an absolute must-visit.