Direct flights to Gambia's Banjul from London will take you just over 6 hours and will usually depart from London's Gatwick Airport. Indirect London - Banjul flights will usually depart from Heathrow, making a stopover in another country and are offered by airlines such as Brussels or Lufthansa. The best time to visit Banjul from London is between October and May but the London - Banjul route is served throughout the year. Flying to Banjul from London takes you over the spectacular Atlas Mountains and the red earth of the Sahara. Your flight between London and Banjul will land at Yumdum airport, located 15 miles from the main coastal resort hotels.
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Gambia will amaze you with its town and village markets teeming with life and colour. You can wander safely through their bustling streets where you can bargain over exotic fruits, batik textiles and traditional wood carvings. You can also order your own made-to-measure batik shirt or dress.2 Along the Gambia River
Take a boat trip on the wide Gambia River where you can stop off at the town of Juffure, home of Kunta Kinte and the hero of Alex Haley's novel, "Roots". Close to Juffure lies James Island where you can explore the ruins of the 18th century trading post fort. You may even get the chance to see dolphins as they follow your boat on your leisurely return to Banjul.3 The golden sands
Most hotels are to be found along the golden sands of the Atlantic coast. You can wander along the wide beaches where you can watch traditional boat building and soak in the sea views whilst enjoying a freshly squeezed tropical fruit juice. For the more adventurous, stay at one of the luxury eco-hotels further inland, some of which are located on the banks of the Gambia River.4 A bird lover's paradise
You need hardly leave your hotel to spot one of Gambia's 560 bird species. Lovers of the British red kite will certainly look out for the black kite variety circling above the River Gambia National Park. Pelicans are to be found among the mangroves, and why not enjoy a rainbow of colours, trying to spot the yellow-crowned gonolek, the northern red bishop or the blue-breasted kingfisher.5 World music and dance
The Senegambia is famous for its fusion world music. String and percussion instruments such as koras and balafons merge to form the mellifluous rhythm of a prototype jazz. You will hear this music as it accompanies the traditional energetic dance of the Gambia.