The Garden Guest House, Gambia

If you are in UK, phone us:

Always call Paul first  01234 270 373 anytime.

If you don't get him and it's urgent, then try Tony  01142 700 800  day time only.

We anticipate that people with UK bank accounts will want to pay us via 'online banking'  using BACs transfer. Once you have agreed with us, by phone or email, the details of your booking and any discounts, then we will give you our account details. We can send you a receipt either by email or snail mail. You can also pay via old fashioned cheque if you prefer.

If you are not in the UK  or you don't want to use a UK bank account, then you can initially email us to check we have rooms free for when you want to go. Negotiate your family or group discount, then book on line using your credit card or Pay Pal account. 

Click here for our prices:  Room Rates  

To pay in multiples of £50 installments. e.g. for deposits and other amounts not covered by the usual 'single', 'couple' or 'family' tarriffs below.

Single: half board, per week. £150
Couple: half board, per week. £250

Family*:  half board, per week. £450
* See rates page. 

can use multiples of the above, once we've agreed a rate for the group. Clicking on the buttons will bring you to a 'Pay Pal' page where you will have the option to buy more that 'one single per week' for example. Group leaders will enter a quantity on the 'Pay Pal' page to reach the amount we've agreed, not one click per person. 

Getting to The Gambia:

By Air
There are a number of tour operator charter flights to The Gambia. Most of these operate only in the winter months of November to April. Some charters like 'Gambia Experience' operate throughout the year, as do scheduled airlines serving Banjul International Airport.

By Road
If you are already in the West African sub-region, you can travel to The Gambia by road.

There is a road link between Dakar and Banjul and the journey will take between five and six hours. There is also a road link with Ziguinchor, in Southern Senegal, and Bissau. However, a four-wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended.

 From UK
The Gambia Experience, Thomson Holidays, Thomas Cook, My travel (Airtours, Panorama, Direct), Cosmos, First Choice, JMC, United.

Flights are available from Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol and Nottingham. Not all companies fly from all these airports. We suggest you get your travel agent to check for you. Make sure you specify 'Charter flights' to save money!

From Holland
Olympia, Sunair, Sunrise, Transavia.

From Belgium
SN Brussels Airlines (scheduled) Thomas Cook / Neckermann / Sunsnacks.

From the United States
Ethiopian Airlines (to be scheduled).

From Dakar
Air Senegal International, Slok Air.

From Germany

From Sweden
My Travel.

From Spain
Spanair, My Travel.

Entry Requirements

Citizens of the United Kingdom, full members of the European Union, the Commonwealth, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and other nations with a reciprocal visa abolition agreement with The Gambia do not require a visa to enter the country; whether on holiday or on a business trip not exceeding 90 days.

All other nationalities should possess a visa, which is available from any of the Gambian embassies and consulates: London, Paris, Washington DC, Brussels, Taipei, Rabat, Jeddah, Havana, Dakar, Lagos, Freetown and Guinea Bissau.

Note: Tourists and others traveling on last minute bookings will be allowed entry but will be required to submit their passport to the Department of Immigration in Banjul within 48 hours to be issued a proper visa.

Health Requirements

An International Certificate of
Vaccination is no longer
compulsory for visitors to The
Gambia. However, a yellow fever
vaccination will be required for
visitors arriving from infected areas.
The last outbreak of yellow fever in The Gambia was in 1978 and there is no immediate danger to visitors.
Anti-malaria medicine is however
recommended and visitors should consult their doctors on which pills to take.

Visitors are also advised to bring along insect repellents, sunburn, anti-fungal creams and disinfectant. They may prove expensive or unobtainable in certain parts of the country. There are several hospitals and clinics operated by the Government as well as by private practitioners which provide both therapeutic and preventative health.

For Further Enquires Please Contact The Following:

United Kingdom

The Gambia Tourism Authority

57 Kensington Court, London W8 5DG UK

Tel: +44(0) 207 376 0093+44(0) 207 937 6316/ 7
Fax: + 44(0) 207 938 3644

The High Commission of The Republic of The Gambia

57 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DG UK

Tel:+44(0) 207 9376316, Fax: +44(0) 207 937 9095


Gambia Tourism Authority

Feuerbachstr.26, 40223 Düsseldorf, Germany
Tel: ++49 (0) 2114939584    

Fax: ++49 (0) 2114939586,
mobile: ++49(0)1633330863


States of America

Embassy of The Gambia

1155, 15th Street, N.W.,
Suite 100 Washington DC, U.S.A.
Tel:202 785 1399  

Fax: 202 785 1430


Gambia Tourism Authority

Drottninggatan 35, 411 14 Goteborg, Sweden
Tel:+ 46 (0) 31 13 66 50, Fax: + 46(013 68 03


Duty Free

The following goods and quantities may be imported into The Gambia duty free:

  • Cigarettes – 200 sticks

  • Cigars – 50 sticks

  • Tobacco – 250 grams

  • Spirit – 1 litre Beer or wine 1 litre

  • Other goods – up to a value of D1000.00

For further information on duty free, please contact the Director General of