Getting Around The Gambia

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  • Yellow taxi's

    by MichelJes Updated May 6, 2003

    In The Gambia, you have different kinds of taxi's...

    Yellow taxi's

    These ones are very cheap and are common used by the local people. Normally, they have a scheduled track, and stop every time someone wave with their hand. However, very often there's no place left, so you have to wait for another one.

    Price for one trip per person (approx. 5 kms) : 0,20 euro

    Some drivers also agree to bring you somewhere for an agreed price.

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    While waiting for the ferry...

    by Wiley_Coyote Updated Mar 22, 2003

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    Buh Ba and Ibrahim Bah, two guys delivering sugar from one end of the country to the other waiting for the ferry as well...yes, there's a lot of waiting, and waiting and waiting and more waiting around here.

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    Trans-Gambia Highway

    by Wiley_Coyote Written Mar 22, 2003

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    really looooong lines waiting for the one ferry that piles the river back and forth...the day i had to cross all 14km or something like that of the country, the single ferry had broken down and it took our taxi 6 hours to go that measely distance!

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    Rent a bike.

    by Jorry Written Nov 30, 2002

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    Rent a bike, for 1 day.
    You can go where you want.
    If you want to go by taxi, don't take the taxi in front of your hotel, but take the ones on the street. They are cheaper. Before driving, make a price for the day and he stay the whole day with you.
    Give him also something to eat and drink, and he is your best friend.

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    OFFICIAL TOURIST GUIDE

    by johanl Written Nov 11, 2002

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    When traveling around the country make sure to assure you of the services of an OFFICIAL tourist guide. These people are trained by the government. They will show you around and explain about the country. Afterwards you can tip them.
    Make sure to get one of these guys in order to have a safe trip.

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    The best way is to take a...

    by dedeckerm. Updated Sep 6, 2002

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    The best way is to take a plane !
    The best way to visit the Gambia is to take a 'taxi' or something like that !
    You can also book excursions outside the hotel but be sure that they are full assured.
    We did it almost our whole holiday and we enjoyed a lot!
    We had never such a great and pleasant like here.

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    From Scandinavia you can go by...

    by riverbaron Written Aug 24, 2002

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    From Scandinavia you can go by air charter , Ving or Spies Trawell agencys (SCANDINAVIAN LEISURE GROUPE).
    There is also regulary flights by SABENA dayly except Fridays from Bruxelles with a lot of connections from different airports
    over the whole world.
    Buses,Tourist taxies, boat , you can even rent a car but watch up for the condition on it and issurances paper ok.
    For just lokal transportaition you can rent a mountainbike.
    The traffic is a little 'GAMBIA NO PROBLEM' but works better
    then in many westeuropean countries , most of the drivers act very polite to each other.
    And my friends it´s rather nice to take a walk around in the neighbourhood.

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    I am not sure about flight...

    by ZoeB Written Aug 24, 2002

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    I am not sure about flight onlys - but the package cost me £345 for one weeks accommodation including the flight. Flights from Gatwick are usually at 11.30am on a Friday with JMC and Monarch
    By registered Tourist Taxis which are very cheap or if on a package book onto some of the tour operators trips as it is not safe to just hail a cab, you need to take a guide with you as well which will cost you around 20 Dalasis

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    Local transport!

    by kucha Updated Nov 15, 2005

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    Now this is the way to travel!

    In all seriousness, getting around Gambia can be difficult. There are very bad roads and almost no public transport to Georgetown and Basse Santa Su.

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    Crossing the Gambia river

    by Wafro Updated Jun 26, 2004

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    When you leave Banjul for Senegal you’ll have to take a ferry, buy your ticket in advance but buy it at a locket and not on the streets. Be careful for the hustlers.

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  • Bike

    by MichelJes Updated May 8, 2003

    Why not renting a bike for a (half) day?
    A very good way to discover (a part of) the country on your own.
    Watch out for the traffic, and last but not least for the sun!

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  • (Small) bus

    by MichelJes Written May 6, 2003

    If you want to travel on a longer distance or between 2 cities, you can take a (small) bus.

    Prices are very cheap, but don't make a problem of it when the bus has to make some "pitstops"...

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    Crossing the Gambia River

    by Wiley_Coyote Written Mar 22, 2003

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    Quickest way is to take a boat from Banjul...several departures a day of questionable safety record.

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    Since the Gambia river is a...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Since the Gambia river is a huge river, boats are a common means of transportation. Buses and caps are also very common.

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    Most of the time we took this...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Most of the time we took this kind of bus (picture). That was the best way to get in touch with the locals.

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