Western Division Travel Guide

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Kololi

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Serekunda

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Kotu

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Brikama

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Gunjur

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Ghana Town

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Kololi

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  • Outside of the resort you are hunted...

    Kololi Warnings and Dangers

    The only reason we came to The Gambia is because of the great weather in December (we were there in 2009). And it stayed the only reason one should ever have to go there. As soon as we left the resort, close to the beach, one person after the other comes at you, wanting to be your friend (later asking for money), sell you something, offering trips,...

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  • Kairaba Beach Hotel

    Kololi Hotels

    well such an extraordinarily well run venue in Gambia. German influence, very efficient. What...

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  • Pickpockets at the ferry

    Kololi Warnings and Dangers

    We made the Banjul-Barra ferry crossing four times in total. Three times were completely trouble free but once we attempted to make the crossing on the first ferry of the morning of Milad an-Nabi and it was chaos! This particular crossing was part of a group tour to Janjang Burreh. We started our journey as a group of thirteen, but we became twelve...

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Serekunda

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Kotu

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  • Taxi

    Kotu Transportation

    Local bus is by far the cheapest way but they dont come by Kotu, you need to go into Serekunda, by taxi, in which case its usually easier to go back taxi all the way if going local (around the coast area).Kotu to Senegambia is 50D.From the airport to Kotu, 400D. takes about 30mins, 45min to banjul.I had a friend in Senekunda who had a driver who...

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  • Hotel Palm Beach

    Kotu Hotels

    The lobby, pool area and reception rooms at the Palm Beach looked quite nice and although the rooms...

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  • Bumsters, husslers, scams

    Kotu Tourist Traps

    Whilst the locals are incredibly friendly on the 'smiling coast' (as they call it or its been branded), shaking your hand at every opportunity and asking your details, 90% of the time, they are trying to sell you something.Ive been to far pushier places and at least these people are polite and at the end of the day they are trying to make a living...

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Brikama

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  • Evening paddle among the mangroves

    Brikama Things to Do

    On one of our days at Mandina we had a late afternoon / early evening boat ride with Amadou, paddling along the mangrove-edged waters in search of bird life and just generally relaxing in the cooling air.We passed some fishermen near a village, casting their nets in the traditional way, and some women returning from a day spent collecting oysters...

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  • Mandina River Lodge

    Brikama Hotels

    Mandina consists of a small group of very individual lodges set among the mangroves in the Makasutu...

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  • Makasutu Cultural Forest

    Brikama Favorites

    Makasutu means “sacred forest” in Mandinka. This 500 hectare reserve was founded by two British men, James English and Lawrence Williams, who had a passion for The Gambia and wanted to help to preserve its wildlife and natural environment. They gradually bought this area of land and restored it to its natural state. It encompasses five different...

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Gunjur

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  • Nature in Gunjur

    Gunjur Restaurants

    Very fresh, local food, please order in advance. They will cook you whatever you want but fish is Gunjur's speciality.

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  • A slice of Jamaica

    Gunjur Restaurants

    Just on the edge of Gunjur fishing village you can find another Rastafarian retreat, Kaira Kunda. They are already geared up to accommodate tourists in simple huts with bucket shower and long drop toilet but sadly no visitors while we were there.Now fellow Virtual Tourists, please don’t waste your money in some hotel in Senegambia, owned by some...

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  • Hope for the future

    Gunjur Restaurants

    Gunjur beach has two beach bars, Hopeside Corner has great potential but little trade. You’ll need to order your drinks and food in the morning, so the boys can run into the village to get your needs. This includes fresh palm wine and our new favourite tipple, cana. The boys are hoping to have a couple of rooms to rent soon, in the meantime you’re...

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Top Western Division Hotels

Kololi Hotels
34 Reviews - 53 Photos
Kotu Hotels
7 Reviews - 17 Photos
Serekunda Hotels
18 Reviews - 41 Photos
Bakau Hotels
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Ghana Town Hotels
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Fajara Hotels
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Brikama Hotels
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