Gambia is a sliver in the side of Africa, one of its tiniest countries,
but its attractions are just as bright as any in the region. The capital
city, Banjul, is a uniquely African experience, with good-humoured
locals and a streetside culture that chases away the holiday daze of
For an even more 'traditional' outlook, a quick trip
upriver brings you into the Gambian heartland, where the colourful
buzz of weekly markets vies for your attention with boat trips through
mangrove creeks and bike jaunts to mud-hut villages.