Gambia Trip Planner

Know Your Trip Budget for Your Dream Vacation to Gambia

How to plan a trip to gambia

Monkeys, Leopards, Hyenas, Hippos, and Giraffes- it’s almost like Jungle Book coming to life. With a slight sprinkle of Atlantic beaches on one side and with a blanket of wilderness all over- Gambia is every wildlife lover’s haven. The diversity in eco systems can all be attributed to the lovely Gambia river after which the city has been named. When you get done with the wild, there is always sun and sands open with wide arms ready to welcome you. Laze around or have an adventure- the choice is yours!

Visa Procedure

Passport holders of all European Union and EEA member states (except Estonia, France, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain), plus Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Kiribati, Kosovo, Liberia, Laos, Lesotho, Macau, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, the United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Vatican City, Venezuela and Zambia may stay in Gambia without a visa for up to 90 days. Belgian nationals can also stay up to 90 days provided they have a national card. Russian Nationals are allowed to stay visa-free for up to 56 days.

Nationals of the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, the Philippines, Seychelles, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda and Zimbabwe can also enter Gambia visa free for up to 90 days on the condition after they get a clearance from the immigration officer. Citizens of France, Portugal, Spain and the United States can opt for a visa on arrival.

Tourists from all nations arriving in the Gambia on a charter flight may enter visa-free for up to 90 days and if entering from the border have to pay approximately XOF105.

When to go

The best time to visit Gambia is during the months of November to February, when the temperatures are quite cool and the flight prices are also reasonable.

Destinations to cover

While drawing out your Gambia Travel guide, remember to include Abuko Nature Reserve, Kachikally Museum and Crocodile Pool, Arch 22, Kiang West National Park, Bao Bolong Westland Reserve and Kunta Kinteh Island. 

Get in and around

If you are thinking of how to reach Gambia, then the best way is to best way is to take a scheduled or a chartered flight to Banjul International Airport. You can also get in by bus or boat via Dakar. To get around, you can use the taxi, bike or boat. 

Hotels and Food

As this destination is becoming quite frequent in travel diaries of many Northern Europeans, there are plenty of budget, mid-range and luxury hotels here. There are also many pubs and cafes to enjoy cheap food and drinks. Remember to try the Benachin or Jollof Rice, Chicken Yassa and Domoda. Julibrew is also a lovely beer brewed in Gambia and you should also try out the Palm Wine.

How much does it cost to travel to Gambia

Plan your trip to Gambia with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Gambia is USD 39.62 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 158.48. For accommodation, be ready to spend around USD 41 for a budget accommodation and USD 121 for a luxury hotel, per day, per person. For getting around Gambia, you will need a rough figure of USD 4.23 per day. For detailed Gambia trip cost calculator, use Gambia Trip Planner.

  • Average Price of a Luxury Trip in Gambia

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 124 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 868 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 1736 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 3720 Per Person
  • Average Price of a Mid-Range Trip in Gambia

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 124 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 868 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 1736 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 3720 Per Person
  • Average Price of a Budget Trip in Gambia

  • Average Daily Cost* USD 49 Per Person
  • Cost for One Week USD 343 Per Person
  • Cost for Two Weeks USD 686 Per Person
  • Cost for One Month USD 1470 Per Person

*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation

How much will it cost once you're in Gambia

Food & Drinks
  • 3-Course meal (mid-range) USD 15.85
  • Fast food Combo meal USD 3.17
  • Bottle of Water (1.5 L) USD 0.63
  • Soft Drinks (Coke/Pepsi, 0.33 L) USD 0.53
Accommodation & Transportation
  • Budget Accommodation USD 41
  • Luxury Accommodation USD 121
  • Taxi per km (Standard Tariff) USD 0.13
  • One-way Ticket (Local Transit) USD 0.17
  • Fuel (1 L) USD 1.01

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