Destination:

Banjul

Banjul

The low-rise Gambian capital might not be as advanced of a visitor hub as one would, perhaps, expect from a city of such national significance, but it certainly boasts some raw appeal contained within its pulsating and – at times – rather hectic streets. Beyond Banjul proper lies the sprawling Serekunda – Gambia's most populous area – and the vacationer-favoured coastal settlements of Kololi, Bakau, Koto and Fajara.

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Banjul
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Arch 22

Built to commemorate the coup of 1994, the unmissable cream-colored structure is a great vantage point from which to take in Banjul in its entirety. There is a small museum on its second floor, containing traditional Gambian crafts, artwork, clothing, and even historic weaponry.

Albert Market

The busy market is one of Banjul's primary attractions, a vibrant kaleidoscope of multi-colored peppers, all manner of foodstuffs (from rather standard fruit and vegetables to salted fish and even dried sea snails), fabrics, jewellery, and beauty products such as wonder-working shea butter.

Adress
Russel St, Banjul
Cabana's Beach Bar & Restaurant (Kololi)

Cabana's is an all-round excellent choice for day-time and evening dining. The restaurant serves a great dish selection of Gambian and International cuisines, and offers customers the option of using the establishment's own sunbeds out front. At sundown, Cabana's is well-fit for an evening drink.

Adress
Senegambia, Kololi
New Dominos Beach Bar and Restaurant (Kotu)

There is something going on at New Domino's on most nights (from live music to dance shows), and the establishment's popularity in the area really speaks for itself. Sunbeds are available to customers. Get here early for the traditional "buffet night" on Wednesdays.

Adress
Kotu Strip
Albert Market (Banjul)

The busy market is one of Banjul's primary attractions, a vibrant kaleidoscope of multi-colored peppers, all manner of foodstuffs (from rather standard fruit and vegetables to salted fish and even dried sea snails), fabrics, jewellery, and beauty products such as wonder-working shea butter.

Adress
Russel St, Banjul
Tourist Craft Market (Banjul)

Contained inside the unmissable Albert Market, this compact sub-section specializes in items primarily geared at visitor shoppers - these include textiles and batiks, silver jewellery, traditional crafts (woven baskets and woodwork, especially masks), and more.

Adress
Liberation Ave, Banjul

Banjul International Airport

If no pre-arranged transfer awaits you upon arrival, use one of the car hire or taxi companies available at the airport. Taxi fares to most resorts and nearby locations are fixed. The distance between the airport and Banjul is approximately 20km.

Public Transport

There are a few ways visitors to Gambia may choose to get around. These include green tourist taxis, regular yellow taxis for longer distances, rickshaw (a budget option for those in no rush), and even quad bike rentals. All of the above are readily available in coastal resort areas and next to major hotels. Inexpensive ferry transfers across the River Gambia and to nearby islands are available, and so are smaller (manned) boats for hire.