The search for cheap flights to Gambia is a quest well worth the effort. This tiny sliver of African paradise still lies pretty much off the charted tourist maps, despite Gambia having golden-sanded resorts whose beaches are as broad as the country is narrow. Sitting exactly between the Equator and the Tropics, Gambia has sunshine in spades throughout the year. An inexpensive break of sunshine sizzle and beachside splashes awaits. Gambia is known for its rainforest eco-lodges, laid-back cities and bright flocks of tropical birds. What more could you ask for?
Those wanting cheap tickets to Gambia need to keep an eye out for the best deals. With a tropical climate making it attractive as a year-round destination, flights don’t peak and dip as much as in sunspots further north. There is a ‘bump’ season though, running from October to May. The cheapest tickets are usually available in June, just after the rainy season slips in. June is also a good time to find those amazing package holiday deals. But don’t forget, the earlier you book, the cheaper the deal will be.
The weather in Gambia is always hot and humid, hitting around 30°C most of the year. The sunshine really kicks in during November, with good weather most of the time until April. That’s when it gets a little wetter, but don’t fret, there’s still plenty of warmth, and the rain rarely lasts too long. If it’s beach-side lazy days that you’re after, head to Gambia between November to April. There are also plenty of other activities to enjoy any time of the year, including a cruise on the Gambia River, digging into the West African urban vibe in Banjul or seeking out the wildlife.
There are only a few direct flights to Banjul from London, and it’s rare that that you will get both there and back in one go. However, saying that Thomas Cook offer a direct flight from London Gatwick (LGW) to the West African nation in six hours. Alternatively, you’ll need to rely on national airlines or independent airlines such as Nigeria's Arik Air or Virgin, and which cover most UK airports.
Most of those hitting the tarmac at Banjul International Airport head back out again for some serious sun, sea and sand at peaceful coastal resorts such as Bijilo or Bakau. But the capital is well worth a stopover. Inland, all roads lead to the Gambia River – because it is the road. This broad ribbon stretches the whole length of the country and is alive with boats and cruises all year round. There’s plenty of wonderful delights to be had while spotting wildlife from the river boats, as you glide on this mighty river that literally is the beating heart of Gambia.
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