As soon as daylight struck the first trees I packed my stuff and moved towards the border to The Gambia. Now, there was a lot of vegetation in the area I was passing, and I even had to get used to the shadows that were dropped on me regularly. For […]Read More
Cycle Guide The Gambia
Surrounded almost entirely by Senegal, The Gambia more or less is the same, except that they speak English. As it is divided by a river into North and South, you can either cycle through it in one day, or follow the river to explore the inner depths of the country.
You can visit Senegal visa free for 3 months.
|Language||English, local languages|
|Currency||Dalasi (2019: €1 =GMD 56)|
|GDP-rank||#177 (of 192 countries)|
See & Do
Serekunda is quite a popular destination for tourists, so you will find many Western style bars and restaurants. There are plenty of things to do around Serekunda, such as visiting the Atlantic Coast Resorts, Bijilo Forest Park, Abuko Nature Reserve (OSM) or the Makasutu Culture Forest.
Some places have accomodation, but it’s expensive. Think about 600 GMD for the cheapest price.
A great way of meeting locals and sleeping in your own comfortable bed. Ask anyone in a village and they will search a spot for you.
Some places have accomodation, but it’s expensive. Think about 10.000 CFA for the cheapest price.
WS / CS
Not very common, only big cities offer CS hosts.
Unknown, but the best chance is somewhere in Banjul or Serekunda.
Food & Drinks
- Onroad: Porridge (±20 GMD)
- Local food: Rice with casave, domoda
- Local drink: Baobab juice
Generally safe to cycle, be cautious in big cities.