The Gambia is a country located in Western Africa. The Gambia has only one border country: Senegal.
English is an official language in The Gambia. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to The Gambia.
The national currency in The Gambia is Gambian dalasi (GMD). The dalasi is subdivided into 100 butut.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 73.17 GMD and 1 USD is worth 67.3 GMD.
5 dalasis10 dalasis25 dalasis50 dalasis100 dalasis
1 bututs5 bututs10 bututs25 bututs50 bututs1 dalasi
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in The Gambia is 16.87 Mbps and mobile is Mbs.The global average is 171.07 Mbps and 126.25 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in The Gambia.9.16 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in The Gambia, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There is one common socket type used in The Gambia. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, The Gambia will celebrate 9 national public holidays. The next one Christmas Day will take place on December 25.
|January 1, 2023||New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day|
|February 18, 2023||Independence DayIndependence Day|
|April 7, 2023Moving holiday||Good FridayGood Friday|
|April 10, 2023Moving holiday||Easter MondayEaster Monday|
|May 1, 2023||Labour DayLabour Day|
|May 25, 2023||Africa DayAfrica Day|
|July 22, 2023||Revolution DayRevolution Day|
|August 15, 2023||Assumption DayAssumption Day|
|December 25, 2023||Christmas DayChristmas Day|
What hotel chains are present in Gambia?
There are no Mariott hotels in The Gambia.
There are no Hilton hotels in The Gambia.
There are no IHG hotels in The Gambia.
What fast food chains are present in Gambia?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in The Gambia.
The KFC chain does not operate in The Gambia.
The Burger King chain does not operate in The Gambia.
What is the weather like in Banjul?
Weather data for Banjul (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are no passenger trains available.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in The Gambia.
Emergency phones in Gambia
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is forbidden in all public indoor locations, with limited exceptions.
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.