The Gambia in west Africa, is best known as a winter sun destination but the summer, especially up until the end of June is a great time to visit, with temperatures in the 30s, beautiful quiet beaches and an average of 9 hours sunshine.
Later on in the ‘green’ season, as its known, the rain usually comes in short sharp bursts, often at night and the temperatures remain high. Humidity levels also rise but by the coast you’ll feel the benefit of a cooling breeze. While some hotels and restaurants close, many stay open and the lovely beaches are even quieter (not that they’re ever that busy compared to some other resorts). There are some real bargains to be had in The Gambia and the luxury hotels, in particular, offer great value throughout the summer months, when compared to other destinations.
Romance at Ngala Lodge
Having been voted one of the most romantic hotels in Africa by Trip Advisor readers and recently reviewed here on BTB, Ngala Lodge, is set to become even more romantic with The Gambia Experience offering their Romantic Package for holidays this summer. This includes
- Extra legroom seats on aircraft
- Private transfer from/to airport
- Champagne/flowers in room on arrival
- 30 minute massage
- Private meal for 2 in a hotel location of your choice, for example in the gardens or on your balcony
This package normally costs £390 per couple but it is FREE in June and September and only £190 per couple in July and August 2013.
Ocean Bay, Laico Atlantic Beach, the Sheraton Gambia Hotel, The Kairaba Hotel and the boutique Coco Ocean Resort & Spa (the most luxurious hotel in The Gambia) are also open throughout the summer.
For up-to-date special offers on holiday packages from the UK to these hotels and others, visit The Gambia Experience’s Special Offers page.