The mains voltage in
220-240 Volts AC (frequency 50 Hz G ).
hotels in Gambia you will often
find variable electrical
sockets such as
type "C" or
If your appliance's plug doesn't match the shape of these sockets,
you will need a
travel plug adapter in order to plug
in. They do not convert electricity. They simply allow a
dual-voltage appliance, a transformer or a converter from one
country to be plugged into the wall outlet of another country.
Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance's
plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into.
sockets (outlets) in The Gambia are mostly the
British BS-1363, which accept the 3 pin rectangular blade plug which
is composed of 2 parallel flat pins with ground pin. The next most
common type is the European-style 2 pin.
laptop, digital camera and camcorder chargers, or other
equipment is multi-voltage it can be plugged into most outlets in the
country with just a wall outlet plug adapter, grounded (3 pin) or
ungrounded (2 pin).
Stabilisers / Surge Protection:
The reliability of the electricity supply is relatively steady & stable in your
hotel though the
efficiency of air conditioners may
be affected due to occasional
fluctuations at periods of high demand. However, you should be warned that
outside your accommodation domestic appliances, such as
laptop computers, may be put as risk of damage if no power stabilizer
/ regulator is used. This particular device which uses a continuously
variable autotransformer to maintain an AC output that is as close to
the standard local voltage (or expected/desired voltage) as possible,
where the actual voltage supplied by the electrical infrastructure is
unstable. You should also consider using a surge protector.
If you are going to make a journey further inland, take into
account that there might be no electricity system at all in many rural
Note: Please note that the information on this page should not
be relied upon to make any decisions. Always seek the advice of
an electrical professional or your tour operator or travel agent
before making any decisions.