The Gambia Shopping

  • Shopping
    by alyf1961
  • Shopping
    by alyf1961
  • Shopping
    by alyf1961

The Gambia Shopping

  • supermarket near Kotu stream

    There are two small supermarkets in the village near Kotu stream (next to Kombo beach hotel). These supermarkets sell drinks,fruit, crisps, sweets, toiletries, postcards and stamps. cheap

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  • Top Shop

    You find this shop inside the Kombo Beach Hotel and has a lot of souvenirs on sale but also an impressive collection of native jewellery, clothes, music and other interesting items. Prices are reasonable and fixed. You don't need to barter. What you also can do is visit this shop and use their prices as a guideline for when shopping at the craft...

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  • Brikama market

    If you love your carvings then you must go to Brikama market,, be warned though i kid you not it can get a bit stressful,, i have been 3 times now and i have never made it round the entire market because of all the hassel,, the stall holders ask you to "look, no charge to look" BUT they never let you go!!!! once they have you!! be prepared to do...

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  • Brikama craft market

    The most beautiful wood statues of the Gambia are sold on this area and also in comparatively good price. Everything is handmade and you can see the artists doing the wood carving just there on the spot.A bit too anxious salesman are some pain in the ass but one must understand that they are just trying to make a living. Also be prepared for the...

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  • beautiful beads

    In all local markets you will find a vast range of hand crafted necklaces, bracelets and earrings. Prices vary depending on where you are shopping. I found if you attempt to buy in more popular tourist areas those selling will attempt to charge you more than if you find a quieter local market. Still very cheap and i have always found to be of a...

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  • Palm Wine the best Buy!

    Food shopping is great at Bakau market, we bought two kilos of black pepper for next to nothing. The best place for all your non-tourist pesents has to be Serrekunda, all the Gambia's colour is here. One thing you must buy is Lucas' palm wine, get it fresh about 10am or at about 6pm when he has finished his collections. You can take a bottle back...

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  • THE FRUIT LADIES

    In almost every hotel beach area you will see the fruit ladies. They carry fresh fruit on plates they balance on their heads. It is more of a show and an interesting experience.Once you have agreed a price and which fruit you want, the fruit is prepared. Definately buy an orange. The lady pictured here "Ayshea" took out her very sharp MACHETE and...

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  • Local markets

    Always go the the local markets!! The Gambian markets are -- like most other countries -- the best places to really understand what people do for work, what they eat, how they relax, how they live... Beautiful batiks and woven coloured boxes; baskets, beaded belts, local wood carvings.

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  • Fruit

    What a great way to get your 5 a day, Fresh fruit and so cheap sold by the wayside Barter . but do pay slighty over the odds as it helps the local economy

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  • Market Shopping in Banjul

    The markets are interesting, But not for the faint hearted , when you see something you like be prepared to barter , have fun set yourself a price you would want to pay ,and dont forget these people are poor Gifts include local handcrafts and beautiful materials

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  • Batik is best!

    The Gambia is renowned for its creation of great batik designs and you can get cloth in all colours and sizes. Batik sarongs and tops are also a great purchase. There are specialist markets for batik goods where you can actually see how they make the different colours. Bargain and bargais some more...

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  • Gambian Art

    Everywhere you go you can find souvenir shops and art shops, along the main roads in the big cities, along the coastline, near tourist attractions.In the Gambia you can find many skilled artists, painters and carvers.But most of the articles are produced in mass production.Animal art, masks, wooden statues, batiks and much more...

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  • Serrekunda market full of goodies

    Atmosphere You wiil have the chance to see and buy a huge variety of items. Take a guide or friend with you and have fun. You will have to decide how much you want the item and how much you are prepared to pay. You might see it somewhere else but if you are happy, enjoy!

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  • More Hair...

    Hair braiding is pretty cheap here too...something like $5 for about 5 hours of work...can't remember specifics though

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  • Hair Salons!

    I got my hair done here...can't remember the name of it, but i wanted to get my hair braided while in africa, but the problem was that my french is so pathetic that i couldn't figure out how to tell the women in senegal how i wanted my hair done. but in gambia this was no problem as people speak english there.

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  • . Bargaining is the game.

    The markets are the place to be to bargain.Local wood craft and the famous djembee are great.Do compare and do not buy before having compared prices.

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  • At the "batik factory"

    Here you can see a 'batik factory'. (or something like that) They make beautiful colored materials with little comfort.

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  • Brikama

    You must absolutely go to Brikama : beautiful wood-carving with only their hands and emery-paper. You can find a lot of wooden things and it's all so beautiful. You can find a lot of wooden things and it's all so beautiful.

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