Boule & Co. Limited Group
3 / 4 Liberation Avenue
The NTC Complex
P.O. Box 602 Banjul
The Gambia, West Africa
Tel no: 4228818 / 4228395
Fax: 4226694 / 4227090
Branches on the Senegambia Strip, Kololi
Boule & Company Ltd, based in Gambia, was established
in 1976 as a merchandise and general trading enterprise.
Its origins could however be traced to a long family
lineage of business activities in import and export,
dating back to the early 1960s.
Boule & Company's Chief Executive, Mr. Charbel N.
Elhajj, is the majority shareholder who successfully
acquired the family business and diversified its activities
to include hotel ownership and management, financial
services, duty-free shops, warehousing, etc. As a result
of this successful diversification and recognising the
need for efficiency and economy as basic prerequisites
for quality service and profit maximisation, Boule &
Company Ltd. was restructured into a holding company,
with a cluster of subsidiaries each, specialising in
its particular area of entrepreneurship.
Boule Financial Services:
Located in Kololi, Kotu, Kairaba Avenue and Cape Point,
The Gambia, Boule Financial Services is a specialized
currency exchange service.
They welcome tourists visiting the country and local
residents living in The Gambia; whether your currency
exchange transaction is small or large.
Rate changes: Their objective is to provide the best
exchange rates in The Gambia. To increase their competitiveness
they are constantly updating their rates at which they
buy and sell currencies.
Their principal business is the purchase and sale of
foreign currencies. They regularly have on hand the
money of more than 10 countries and can usually obtain
a number of others on short notice. They are prepared
to buy the currencies of most countries, subject to
market conditions. Whether buying or selling, they endeavour
to do so at the best rates available in the region,
and they do not have any charges in connection with
purchases or sales of cash/cheques.
Boule accept payment in cash, by travellers' cheque,
certified cheque, bank draft and bank transfers.
Please let them know if you would like to order in advance
a particular sum of foreign money. This way you can
be certain that the currency you need, will be available
when you travel. There is no charge for this service,
but they may ask for a deposit if the currency is a
less-common one or if the amount is large. Likewise,
if you wish to sell a less-common currency or a large
amount, they can provide a faster service if you call
us in advance.
Cape Point located at St. Mary's Food and Wine Supermarket,
Tel: +220 495245
Kairaba Avenue located at St. Mary's Food and Wine Supermarket,
Tel: +220 372888
Kololi Branch (50 metres away from the Senegambia Beach
Hotel), Tel: +220 460137
Kotu Branch 1 (10 metres away from the Novotel - Kombo
Beach), Tel: +220 462226
Kotu Branch 2 (20 metres away from the Palma Rima Hotel)
Since they are obliged by law to obtain particulars
of your identity and residence in connection with any
cheque or credit card transaction; they will ask to
see a government-issued identity document which bears
your photograph (for example a passport, identification
card, driver's licence, or similar document). Upon completing
a transaction, please ask for your receipt.
Duty Free Shop:
With the completion of the new Banjul International
Airport in 1997, The Gambia now has a modern airport
with facilities of the highest standard. Restaurants
and bars, a first class lounge, banking facilities and
a business centre all can be found within the airport.
In the airport departure lounge, the Duty-Free shop
offers you a choice selection of goods and products.
You can purchase all your duty free goods such as electronic
items (walkmans, Discmans, radios), perfumes, alcohol,
jewellery, watches, children's items, tobacco, cigars,
cigarettes and T-shirts.
At the NTC Duty Free shop, offer products 23% cheaper
than other duty free shops worldwide. Browse around
the NTC Duty Free shop while you wait to leave the smiling
coast of West Africa.
Kokoto Souvenir Shop:
The shop located on the Kololi's Senegambia strip has
a large range of souvenirs. It covers every ethnic group
within the region and it claims to be at affordable
price! Here is a taste of what to expect: Dolls, Napkin
Rings, Sticks, Scapstone Plates, Makonde Family Trees,
Chess Sets, Bowls, Clovers, Wooden Carvings and lots
Perhaps the most prolific indicator of the volume of
merchandise and commodities available at any one time,
is the total floor area of warehouse that is owned by
Boule & Co.
The total number of floor space available includes one
of the largest warehouses in the sub-region. These giant
stores have a multi-purpose use.
Apart from being used as normal stores, they are also
used as Bonded warehouses for re-export of goods to
the sub-region. It is to be noted that The Gambia is
now recognised as the supermarket of West Africa, (the
Gateway to the sub-region).
The holdings also operate Atlas Travel, Londongate Insurance,
Marbel, NTC Limited, Sofib.