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Jul 16

Fly cheap to Gambia during main tourist season: Air tickets from Europe starting at €201!!

Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling is currently offering air tickets from European airports to Banjul in Gambia during main tourist season for very interesting prices starting at €201 already! Nine out of 10 doctors recommend sunbathing during winter time in Europe, take this opportunity and visit this warm African country!




The flights are possible to book ex various European countries however the cheapest ones are available ex Spain, here below the list of countries and flight possibilities. All the flights have a multi-stop in Barcelona, travel period is from December 2013 till March 2014 and the cheapest flights is possible to find via booking agent Opodo and its offshoots.

Spain – booking either ex Barcelona or Madrid, flights are possible from €201 already! Booking via Opodo.es

Germany – cheap flights are available from various cities in Germany however the cheapest ones are possible to find ex Dusseldorf starting at €333!. Slightly higher flights are available ex Frankfurt or Munich. Cheapest flights are possible to book via Opodo.es or for a slightly higher rate via Opodo.de

UK – Flights ex London are available from €343, booking via Opodo.co.uk

Italy – Air tickets are availble ex Milano, Rome or Venice starting at €308 already – booking via Opodo.it

Benelux – Booking from Amsterdam or Brussels is also possible and you may find the air tickets starting at €343 already.

France – possible to find air tickets ex Paris starting at €364!

Switzerland – Flights are available from Zurich starting at still reasonable €386.

Visa requirements:

There are no visas required to gain entry from flights into Gambia for UK citizens, full members of the EU, ECOWAS members, Commonwealth countries and nations with a reciprocal visa abolition agreement where your trip to Gambia is not beyond 90 days.

Samples of the bookings below:



 Fly cheap to Gambia during main tourist season? Then here you may find few tips to do during your holidays!

Sanyang beach

There are many lovely beaches in The Gambia. At Cape Point the sandy beach is fast. Sanyang is another lovely spot with a small bar / café there and off to one side you’ll see rows of colourful pirogues and behind that the fish is being prepared, dried and smoked. There are also a few craft stalls.
Kachikally sacred crocodile farm
This is in Bakau but there are quite a few throughout The Gambia, some with and some without the crocodiles. The waters are said to have magical powers, in particular, they are said to aid fertility and women come long distances to be bathed in the waters. A taxi driver once told me about an English couple he had taken there. They had been trying for years to have children so they visited the pool and not long after they returned home they emailed him that they were expecting a baby.
Wassau stone circles

Archaeologists believe the Wassu stone circles are burial sites constructed about 1200 years ago. Each stone weighs several tonnes and is between 1m (3.3ft) and 2.5m (7.5ft) in height. There’s a small but well-presented museum with exhibits discussing the possible origins of the circles. Stonehenge this isn’t, but nevertheless, it’s fascinating evidence of ancient African cultures.

Most of the stone circles in the region date from AD 500 to AD 1000, before the Mandinka people migrated to this area. Excavations have unearthed human bones and artefacts at the centre of many circles, indicating that they were burial sites, although dating techniques show that bodies may have…


This magical little fishing village is the antithesis of the beach resorts around Fajara. Colourful pirogue (dug-out canoes) roll on the waves and there’s safe swimming nearby. In the south, the Hallahein River forms the border with Senegal and it’s a perfect, tranquil spot for leisurely pirogue tours and bird-watching excursions.