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Why You Should Visit The Gambia During The Green Season

My Magazine 2023/04
5 min
Thinking of travelling to The Gambia? Then you have come to the right place! We at My Gambia are here to help you plan the perfect holiday. Be it getting lots of sun and sand or getting to know the rich local culture and way of life of the Gambians, we can make it happen for you.

Lush greenery and scenic views

The rainy season in The Gambia usually runs from June to October, and during this time, the landscape transforms into a lush green paradise. The countryside is dotted with bright green vegetation, which makes for a beautiful and scenic view. Tourists can take nature walks, go bird watching, and visit parks and nature reserves to enjoy the beautiful scenery.


Fewer crowds and cheaper rates

The rainy season is considered the low season for tourism in The Gambia, which means fewer crowds and lower rates for flights, accommodation and tours. This is an excellent opportunity for tourists who want to enjoy the beauty of The Gambia without the hustle and bustle of peak season. Airlines such as Royal Air Maroc, Vueling, Turkish Airlines, and Brussels Airlines offer the most affordable rates during the months of May and August.


Wildlife sightings

The rainy season is the best time to spot wildlife in The Gambia, as animals tend to come out of hiding to take advantage of the abundant food and water sources. 

Photo by Sharon Flowers


Experience the local way of life

The rainy season is the time when the Gambian people engage in farming activities, planting, and harvesting crops. Tourists can experience the local way of life by visiting villages, meeting locals, and participating in farming activities. It's an opportunity to learn about Gambian culture and experience a different way of life.


Water sports and activities

The rainy season is an ideal time for water sports and activities, with the increase in water levels in the rivers and streams. Visitors can go on river cruises, fishing trips, or try their hand at kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding.

In conclusion, the rainy season is a great time to visit The Gambia, and it's an excellent opportunity to experience the country in a unique way. With lush greenery, wildlife sightings, and cheaper rates, tourists can enjoy a memorable and authentic Gambian experience. So, pack your bags and head over to The Gambia during the rainy season to experience the beauty of this remarkable country.

Have any questions, or need some more suggestions? Contact My Gambia! We will be happy to help you enjoy your time in the Gambian Green Season! 



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