Gambia is becoming more and more popular as a holiday destination for its beautiful scenery, rich culture and hot summers. With stunning sunsets, meandering rivers and endless picture perfect moments, Gambia just exudes romance.
Music and Dance Lessons
Gambia is rich in culture and there are plenty of opportunities to take part in some. Book you and your loved one on a traditional West African dance lesson and let your hair down to some Gambian beats.
If you’re not the dancing type, sign yourself up for an African drumming workshop, there are many that take place on the beach for a real exotic experience. Tuition usually costs no more than £3 per hour, so it’s a bargain activity too! Learn how to play the famous African Djembe drum and taste the fantastic culture of this magical country.
The beaches of Gambia are not to be underestimated. With stretches of golden sand peppered with coconut leaf shades, it’s a picture of paradise. There’s a range of beaches to choose from, whether you want watersports and beachside bars or secluded coves. Cape Point in Bakau is one of the most popular beaches in Gambia for its palm tree lined golden sands and exotic juice bars. Jinack Island is perfect for an island retreat. There are no roads on Jinack Island so you’ll feel like you’re in a tranquil oasis.
Africa Living Art Centre, Bakau
If you’re into your art, head to the Africa Living Art Centre in Bakau. This fascinating art gallery features unique works of African art set in a beautiful, one-of-a-kind building surrounded by lush greenery.
With regular exhibitions and workshops to attend there’s a sense of magic at this extraordinary venue. After you’ve admired the incredible art pieces, and perhaps even bought a souvenir, enjoy a refreshing cocktail or snack from the Art Café, and sit peacefully in the shade of the orchid garden.
River Gambia Sunset Cruise
What could be more romantic than a cruise down one of the world’s most beautiful rivers at sunset?
Setting off from Denton Bridge, the river cruise will start by taking you through the mangrove swamps where you can see an abundance of wildlife and local women in canoes collecting oysters. After a swim or some fishing, you’ll be hungry and you can enjoy a delicious buffet dinner and champagne on the top deck of the boat while you watch the sun go down over Africa.