Company HQ: Cutter House
1560 Parkway, Solent Business Park
Tel no: +44 01489 866939
Fax no: +44 0845 330 2045
Flight Reservations & Information
Tel: +220 4463867 / 4461104 / 4460317
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.
|Tuesday or Friday
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
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
|| What They Offer:
||Lowest price guarantee on flights
in the summer.
||A total of 19 hotels on offer from
budget to deluxe.
||3, 4, 7, 10, 11, 14 nights and longer
||Specialist Tours and Excursions
Birdwatching, fishing, sailing and tailor-made
|| 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
Travel Agents UK
Tel no: +44 (0) 845 330 2066
Tel no: +44 (0)1489 866951
Contact Address in Gambia:
The Gambia Experience Resort Office
c/o Senegambia Beach Hotel
PO Box 2373
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