THE GAMBIA

BIRD LODGE

  • Free resident car parking

  • Swimming Pool & Terrace

  • Laundry facilties

  • Back-up Generator

  • Tea & coffee making facilities

  • Toiletries in bathrooms

  • CD Player / USB + Ipod Player

  • Iron & ironing board

  • Close to nearby amenities

  • Short distance to International Airport. Transfers can be arranged.

The Gambia's peak tourist season roughly coincides with the coastal dry season, which lasts around eight months from mid-October to mid June, when the rainy season starts. Up-country, where temperatures are more extreme, the dry season lasts a few weeks longer. The best month to visit is November, when the rains are over, humidity has dropped, the dirt roads are passable, and the bush is still green and busy with birdlife.

 

December and January see the highest concentration of visitors. It's not unusual to have weeks of unbroken sunshine at this time, but there can sometimes be grey days and chilly nights. By March, the upcountry landscape is a near-uniform golden brown and hazy with airborne dust; the last three months of the dry season are normally totally rainless.

While daytime temperatures in the resort areas vary little all year, humidity levels fluctuate considerably, rocketing at the end of the dry season and remaining high until October - nights can be very sticky from June to September. Some of the tourist hotels are closed from May to October, when there's a much reduced choice of charter flights.The country gets around 1300 millimetres (51 inches) of rain from mid June to mid-October nearly double London's yearly average - most of it falling at night, with August by far the rainiest month. Unsurprisingly, the wet months are most likely to see mosquitos make an appearance and malaria risk is then at its highest.

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES: We ask that all guests depart by no later than 10am on the day of departure and arrive no earlier than 4pm on the day of arrival.  This enables us to thoroughly clean, prepare and refresh the Lodge for our next guests. 

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The nearest international airport in Gambia is Banjul International Airport, approximately 40 minutes drive.

 

The standard airline connections from the UK are charter airlines with all year direct & regular departures from the airports of London Gatwick, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham and during the tourist season includes Stansted, (Nottingham) East Midlands and Glasgow. Try Monarch, Iberia, Thomson, Thomas Cook, Brussels Airlines, Gambia Bird Airlines, Arik, Air Europa, Royal Air Maroc and Vuelling.