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The Gambia Experience Co. Ltd.
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Contact Address Details:
The Gambia Experience (Hotels & Flights)
Company Head Office: Cutter House
1560 Parkway, Solent Business Park
Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7AG, UK

Tel no:  +44 01489 866939 (hotel bookings & flight reservations)

Fax no: +44 0845 330 2045

(Package holidays & hotels)

Gambia Flights Only

Travel Agents UK
Tel no: +44 (0) 845 330 2066

Customer Relations:
Tel no: +44 (0)1489 866951

Contact Address in Gambia:
The Gambia Experience Resort Office
c/o Senegambia Beach Hotel
PO Box 2373
The Gambia

Office Tel no: +220 4461104 / 4460317

Flight Reservations Information
Fax: +220 4464788

Admin: +220 4463867 (Holidays Bookings)

Customer Relations: +220 4463864


Senegambia Hotel Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday Closed



 What They Offer:
Lowest price guarantee on flights in the summer.
A total of 19 hotels on offer from budget to deluxe.
Group discounts
3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14 nights and longer holidays available
Specialist Tours and Excursions Birdwatching, fishing, sailing and tailor-made itineraries
Up-river trips
Upgraded Premium flights from Gatwick
Carbon Offset Scheme: Every tree planted will offset the equivalent of 0.5 tonnes of CO2 over a 20 year period.

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Flight Schedules Winter / Spring:
The Gambia Experience has a number of holiday flights a week with departures from 3 UK airports to Banjul during the winter season. They operate a twice weekly summer flights on on Tuesdays and Fridays from London, Gatwick. There is the choice of flight ticket only (one way or return) with flexible durations of up to 6 months as well as Premium Class upgrades from Economy with your hotel.

Weekday:   Departing From:
Tuesday & Friday   Gatwick
Monday & Saturday   Manchester
Tuesday or Friday   Birmingham,

The Gambia Experience (5-star AITO) is the market leader of the tour operators to Gambia whose parent company is Serenity Holidays Ltd. Serenity was established in 1984 and was bought in 1987 by an Isle of Man accountant Stephen Wilde and his wife Sandra, who launched Gambia Experience in the same year. They started by offering a few seats a week. Today, they have more flights from Britain and more hotels offered than by any other tour operator; its resort staff is the largest and most knowledgeable and its commitment to the country is unsurpassed. In 2008 they celebrated 20 years of travelling to The Gambia.

Over the past 20 years the owners, Stephen & Sandra Wilde, along with their staff, have developed a large knowledge of The Gambia, building relationships with hoteliers and can now offer many properties or room types exclusively. They have a permanent team in The Gambia and UK based staff regularly visit the country. Some members of staff have worked for the company for over 18 years.
After the bloodless coup of 1994 all the other tour operators evacuated their tourist clients out of the country and cancelled their hotel contracts. Only The Gambia Experience remained operating a once weekly flight from the UK. Also after the September 11th attack in New York when all the operators except Thomson reduced losses by cutting back their programmes, the company increased their capacity and introduced 1 more flight from Bristol Airport.

Local Initiatives:
In and around the Banjul suburbs it has provided road signs in the company colours of green, yellow and burgundy.

Over 12 schools have been built and equipped with funds raised the the company. Under an ongoing School Development Project now in its 20th year.

In April 2008 they presented six cheques amounting to D352,600.00 to six schools in the country. The annual donation forms part of the money collected from company's customers as its contribution towards funding school projects in the country.

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