Destination Information for The Gambia
With around 10 hours a day of sunshine throughout the year, Gambia is a stunning country to visit and it has a laid back atmosphere where things just ‘go with the flow’. If you want a relaxing holiday where you don’t have a care in the world, head to Gambia. Relax on the beautiful beach and soak up the scorching sun which will reach temperatures of around 35-40°C degrees. February and March tend to be the warmest and driest months of the year while August is the wettest.
Choosing what you want from your travels will depend on where you want to go. If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing time, Cape Point has a stunning beach where you can sit with your book under a palm tree. Another great beach to explore is Bijilo Beach. The country also has 540 different species of birds, some you will find out in the open and others will be flying around hotel grounds. All in all Gambia is a beautiful country to visit with lots to see and do. It is a perfect place for relaxation and sightseeing that will leave you feeling refreshed.
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria in the whole of Gambia. It is advisable to take the necessary precautions to prevent being infected with the disease.
Malaria chemoprophylaxis for high risk zones:
If all other anti-malarials are not deemed suitable, Chloroquine plus Proguanil can be used but it is less effective.