A trip to The Gambia

Recently I had the pleasure of hopping on a plane or two and heading down to the coast of West Africa to visit The Gambia for a week. I have been working for a holiday company for nearly two years, and one of that company’s brands is The Gambia Experience, so I was fortunate enough to be sent off to Africa for a familiarisation mission through work.

After nearly missing my onward flight from Barcelona to Banjul, mainly because Vueling Airlines are as about as good at running planes on time as I am at running planes on time (never tried to be fair), the six-hour flight took me on to Africa’s far western coast and into the realms of its smallest mainland country. The country is famous for its beach resorts, abundance of birdlife, welcoming locals and beautiful nature. I was hoping to get a little flavour of all of this during my stay, as well as a chance to hone my table tennis skills and complimentary beer ordering ability┬áin the hotel I had been booked into.

I can confirm that I did indeed get a taste of all of The Gambia’s countless offerings, from hitting great beaches and encountering wildlife, to exploring natural landscapes and playing a twat load of table tennis.

Here are some of my photos from my time in The Gambia…

Boats at Lamin Lodge, The Gambia
Boats on the water beside Lamin Lodge
Paradise Beach, The Gambia
Locals playing some footie on Paradise Beach
Tanji Fishing Village, The Gambia
Fisherman seeing to their nets and boats at Tanji Fishing Village
Tanji Fishing Village, The Gambia
Colourful boats and colourful locals at Tanji Fishing Village
Mandina Lodges, The Gambia
Cruising on the waters of a tributary of the River Gambia at Mandina Lodges
Kachikally, The Gambia
Stroking a bloody croc at Kachikally Sacred Pool
Serrekunda Market, The Gambia
Bustling Serrekunda Market
Tanji Fishing Village, The Gambia
Fish drying at Tanji Fishing Village
Tanji Fishing Village, The Gambia
More fishing scenes at Tanji
Tanji Fishing Village, The Gambia
Locals bringing in their catch
Tanji Fishing Village, The Gambia
Hive of activity at Tanji Fishing Village
Mandina Lodges, The Gambia
A view across to the lodges at Mandina
Mandina Lodges, The Gambia
The lodges from the water at Mandina

 

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