choose Gambia for your cheap family holiday
What could North Africa offer
the tourist? Year around nice weather and only a six hour flight from the
United Kingdom. Their international airport is called Banjul International
Airport which is located only 30 minutes from the capital of Gambia, Banjul.
The capital is built on St. Mary's Island on the river Gambia. It boasts
a mixture of architecture from its days as a colony while still keeping
its shantytown area alongside a modern business section. Outside of being
the capital of Gambria, Banjul also produces beer. Its brewery produces
Julbrew. Visitors can visit the brewery for a sample of the native beer
and then visit the National Museum to see exhibits of the history and the
culture of Gambia. They can also visit Arch 22 which was built to celebrate
Gambia's independence from colonial rule.
|For American tourists an
excursion to the city of Julfureh would be a lesson in history that would
be unforgettable. The town became famous when the black writer, Alex Haley
wrote his legendary book, Roots. Alex Haley's ancestor, Kunte Kinte was
born in Julfureh. As an added attraction, the tourist can take a trip to
James Island which was used as a slave encampment. Studying of the history
of American slaves in books seriously lacks the impetus of visiting the
country where they came from and the history that led to their part in
American culture. The country of Gambia is surrounded by the most perfect
beaches the world has to offer. But there are other adventure for a family
oriented vacation. Abuko Nature Reserve is on the west coast of Gambia.
It is like going back to Eden and finding yourself amidst birds and animals
that a loving creator fashioned. You can visit the animal orphanage and
take a walk to the Brikama Wood Carving Centre to see some of Gambia's
artists working. There are many day trips to take from your beach resort
Native food in Gambia can
take some getting used to as it is highly spiced. But most of the country
has international food and a Garden of Eden cornucopia of fruits. Food
in Gambia is a gourmet adventure of the known and the selective native
unknowns like the Wonjo juice.
Shopping for tourists is
almost compulsory for them to feel like they have connected to their vacation
spot. But in Gambia souvenirs made from native animals are not allowed
out of the country. However, you may purchase native Batik fabric, wood
carvings and CD recordings of the fabulous African nation of Gambia. An
example of a seven day stay on Gambia would be to book a resort like Kololi.
It has to be the most exotic plush version of splendor only imagined in
movies of Cleopatra. A room for two with all the amenities and breakfast
would run you around 900 dollars for seven days. Of course there is the
Sheraton Gambia for 1200 dollars. You can best decide on what package you
like by visiting online sites that offer travel and accommodations to the
splendidly rediscovered continent of Africa, and your best bet would be
to start in Gambia where civilization and the Garden of Eden meet.
A vacation to Gambia may
cost just a little over 2500 dollars including flight from the United Kingdom.
For an African adventure that is cheap. But you will be treated as if spending
like a millionaire by the friendly, courteous Gambian people who speak
English and have kept their native customs and beautiful beaches as if
untouched by the centuries that has seen them being the hosts for a world
full of Europeans who found the northern African coast of Gambia, hospitable
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