Why You Should Visit Banjul
Banjul is the capital of Gambia with a surprisingly small population for a capital as it is located entirely upon an island. The city has an interesting heritage and is also known for its long stretches of beautiful beaches looking out upon the Atlantic Ocean, so there are many things to do for both culture lovers and those looking for a laid-back holiday. If you are interested in exploring the culture and heritage of the city, you must visit the African Heritage Museum or the Gambia National Museum, while the city also boasts a number of beautiful religious buildings which are ideal for sightseers. If you venture just outside of the city you can enjoy a day out on a beautiful sandy beach overlooking the ocean. You may also consider taking a walk down the popular Senegamba Strip with its many restaurants and bars staying alive both day and night.
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Arriving In Banjul
Banjul International Airport is the primary international airport in Gambia housed within a single terminal complex. Once you have landed at the airport, the most convenient way to get to your destination is by a taxi just outside the arrivals hall. Within the airport you will find all of the essential amenities and services you would need including a couple of places to eat and drink as well as a decent selection of retail and duty-free shopping.
If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Banjul you will need to make a transfer somewhere as there are no carriers providing direct flights. However, the airport does have connections to some airports handling direct flights from the UAE including Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, so it is possible to make the trip with just a single stopover.
Banjul Travel Information
A number of nationals including those from the UAE will be able to travel to Gambia on a visa free basis for a period of up to 90 days. In Banjul the hottest period of the year is between February and April with average highs exceeding 33 degrees, while there is a rainy season in July and September when temperatures are also at their coolest. If you are looking to rent a car when you have arrived, there are car rental options at Banjul Airport so it is possible to get your own vehicle straightaway.
* This information is correct as of November 2017
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