Car Rental Companies
are a few car rental companies operating in Gambia today as compared to
virtually non a few years ago.
AB Gambia Car Rental can be found located at
the front of the Senegambia Hotel. The other two are
Avis at the Kairaba Hotel
and Hertz at Banjul
They have saloons as well as 4 by 4
wheel drives with air-conditioning. The other car rental company is
Avis located at Jeshwang near Serrekunda. There are a
few other firms to be found at the Kololi area as well as the airport.
You have to have either an International
Driving Licence or a UK
driver's licence which can be used for short stays. Hire rates start
£20 per day. Your hotel receptionist can best advise you where to look for the most
convenient car hire firm. TIP: Driving is on the right-side of the
This is the most
eco-friendly mode of transport for Gambia. It gives you great
flexibility to go to areas that cars cannot reach for example
narrow dirt roads. Most of the hotel resort areas have cycles for hire
on a whole day basis for less than about £7 per day. Before setting
off make sure the lights are working properly, tires are fully
inflated and when driving at night always wear something fluorescent
as most rural roads are unlit.
You must take great care when riding on the main roads and it is
perhaps safer to ride on the 'footpath' when you are cycling in rural
The other increasingly
popular and leisurely new way of getting around are by Quad Bike
which can be used on the roads and is great for the beach flats.
Jeep Safari Rentals
These jeeps are very popular with tourists and can be found for hire
outside the Senegambia strip and the other busy coastal hotel resorts.
They are coloured green and usually have an open roof and they are
regulated by the Gambia Tourism Authority.
They are a good way to get
great views of the scenery while either driving deep in the bush or
down south to the secluded beaches of
Kartong and Sanyang. Such jeeps
come with a driver.
There are 8 ferry crossing points along the
Gambia River at many small terminals as well as the main one at the Banjul
Ferry Terminal. The cost of crossing from
Barra is less than 10 pence. Another alternative is to hire
a boat from one of the many fishing businesses located at
near Banjul, or hire an African Pirogue from any local fishermen but
please bear in mind such people don't usually carry life jackets or 2
way radios on
A fantastic way
to enjoy aerial scenery of the Gambia's creeks, mangroves and national
parks. There are a few landing strips in the country so you are able
to make stopovers in certain areas of tourist interest. These light
aircraft flights are operated by Maddox Microlights.
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