The Gambia is less than 6 hours from the UK and being in the same time zone holidaymakers wont suffer any jet lag at all. With early flight times, this also means you can be by your hotel pool or on the beach on the same day as travel...
Winter Sun Holidays in The Gambia
From November to April The Gambia is particularly popular with visitors from the UK and Europe seeking a break from the gloom of winter and looking to soak up some winter sun - taking advantage of the hot and virtually rain-free climate The Gambia enjoys. But please book early to avoid disappointment as many hotels are fully booked well in advance with increased flights to the destination planned again for this winter.
Maximum average temperatures during the ‘winter’ are around 32-33° C (high 80s F), with an average of 8 –10 hours sunshine per day.
During the winter months you will find the resort areas are in full swing, with hotels generally full and a wide range of restaurants and bars open. It can truly be said that The Gambia comes alive during these months, and the atmosphere around the resorts is one of laid back animation. That said, compared to say The Canaries, The Gambia does not feel overcrowded even in peak winter sun season, and the weather is warmer and more consistent.