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Transport and travel Gambia

Transport and travel Gambia

Transport and travel Gambia There is no domestic airline (the country is small) and no railway either. Taxis and bush taxis At the level of the Grand Banjul, to circulate, prefer the taxis. These are shared taxis that are used for short distances (“town […]

Entry formalities and useful contacts Gambia

Entry formalities and useful contacts Gambia

Entry formalities and useful contacts Gambia Entry formalities For French, Swiss and Belgians (but not for Canadians staying in The Gambia for less than 3 months), the visa is obligatory.  Visa before departure Here are the documents […]

Health and Safety Gambia

Health and Safety Gambia

Health and Safety Gambia Health Vaccinations and diseases - Yellow fever : compulsory vaccination, to be carried out at an approved center at least 10 days before departure. When entering the territory, the presentation of the vaccination record is mandatory. - […]

Money and budget Gambia

Money and budget Gambia

Money and budget Gambia Money, banks, exchange - The Gambian currency is the dalasi (GMD), divided into bututs. The dalasi has suffered a very sharp depreciation since 2000, due to budget slippages and declining export earnings. In reality, it is difficult […]

Practical life on site Gambia

Practical life on site Gambia

Practical life on site Gambia Time difference The time difference with France is - 1 hour in winter (when it is 12 noon in Paris, it is 11 am in Banjul) and - 2 hours in summer. Electricity 220 V. 50 Hz. English plug most often. Provide a adapter. Power […]

Gambia Identity Card

Gambia Identity Card

Gambia Identity Card - Population:  Area: 11 300 km² Capital city : Banjul. - Languages: English, Wolof, Malinké, Fulani, etc. - Literacy rate Change : dalasi. - Nature of the plan: presidential. - Head of state : Adama Barrow (since January […]

Where to eat, food and drink Gambia

Where to eat, food and drink Gambia

Where to eat, food and drink Gambia Kitchen - The rice is the staple food. As in Senegal, the main dishes are chicken yassa (chicken marinated with sliced ​​onions then grilled, served here with a tomato peanut sauce) and the benechin (rice with fish, […]

Climate, seasons and weather Gambia

Climate, seasons and weather Gambia

Climate, seasons and weather Gambia The Gambia is located in the intertropical zone. It is always hot there, with exceptional sunshine. There are two seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season From November to May. Virtually without a drop […]

Culture and Arts Gambia

Culture and Arts Gambia

Culture and Arts Gambia Music and dance These dances and songs, which immediately evoke Africa in our minds, only occur during award ceremonies very specific, or on the mercantile incentive of some tourist organizations. On the other hand, it often happens […]

Traditions and customs Gambia

Traditions and customs Gambia

Traditions and customs Gambia Animism This set of beliefs recognizes the existence of a life force in natural beings, be it man, animal, tree or river. The animist rites, very present in Casamance, in eastern Senegal as well as in The Gambia, seek to capture […]

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