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Banjul at a Glance

Banjul is the lively capital of Gambia, in size it resembles more of a large village than a capital city, but it shows off urban Africa at its busy best. The city’s thriving harbours and colourful markets are steeped in history and are fascinating areas to visit.

Places to Visit in Banjul

There are many points of interest that you must see on your holiday to Banjul.

  • Albert Market is the perfect place for shopping. You can buy local arts and crafts, which make great unusual souvenirs for family and friends. It’s a great place to find a bargain, our top tip, always start at 50% of the asking price!
  • The National Museum of The Gambia is right in the heart of the city. It has a range of exhibitions and is the ideal day out for history lovers.
  • The War Memorial and Fountain is another sight worthy of a visit while in Banjul. It was erected to commemorate King George VI’s coronation.
  • McCarthy Square has fantastic colonial architecture, spend the afternoon there and soak up the atmosphere.
  • For a day trip further afield, Oyster Creek is a popular place to relax on a boat or go bird-watching. The mangroves are home to a variety of fish and birds, so take your camera!
  • The major tourist areas of Bakau and Kololi are only a few kilometres away. Spend a day there relaxing on a golden beach or get your adrenaline pumping with some water sports.

Book a Holiday to Banjul

Banjul strikes a great balance between a city break and a beach holiday. The weather is warm and sunny all year round so you can visit Gambia in any season.