Undoubtedly, you will need to connect to the web during your stay
in The Gambia. Servers used to be slow dial-up are now operating
at '4G' speeds at a minimum, but can still be slow during most
of the daytime. For best results, go early in the day and save
your work or long emails often—noting is worse than a power outage
right before sending detailed email report of your adventures.
Most places have generators, but sometimes they take a few seconds
(or minutes) to kick on. Prices for surfing the web are fairly
cheap, about D20 for half an hour in most places.
Net Cafes Directory:
Great atmosphere (an actual café serving cold soft drinks, and
food if you’re lucky). Very quick server, though a little far
from the hotel on 76 Kairaba Avenue.
• Ceesay Internet Cafe (Bakau)
• Customer Care (Serrekunda)
• Gamtel Internet Cafe
They have a branch in Kololi (Senegambia)
Kairaba Avenue, Serrekunda
I-Link Gambia Co. Ltd.
• Kairaba Hotel web cafe
Tel: 446 2940
• K.T.C. Telecenter
• NICE Gambia
NOTE: Most large hotels in Gambia have Wi-Fi or a small room net
4378430 or 4378432
It has web cafes throughout the Greater Banjul area.
• UTG computer lab
Tel: 4372213 or 4395062
The UTG has a free computer lab for student use, internet included.
It is located in the Administration building on MDI Road. Pretty
slow, but you certainly can’t beat the price.
• YMCA Cyber Café
Tel: 4392647 or 4370240
This is a decent place, especially if you’re on MDI Road for classes—the
prices are the cheapest around. The bad news is this place is
rather small, has only a few computers, and is usually crowded
with school kids.