FAQ's & TIPS
Q: Where can I change money?
A: The Gambian currency is called Dalasi and is readily available at all hotels but to get the best exchange rates you can go to one of the many
Q: Do UK mobile phones work in The Gambia?
A: All UK mobile phone networks can be used on roaming whilst in Gambia but it can be quite costly. All Gam Jammers will receive a free pay-as-you-go SIM card which will be loaded with some credit to get you started. Once your phone as been recharged with sufficient data you can use apps like Whatsapp. If you have a spare unlocked phone you can use your SIM card to keep in touch with your friends in the resort. Top up vouchers are sold in all supermarkets and local shops.
Q: Are there any supermarkets & off licences?
A: The supermarkets are well stocked with goods imported mostly from the UK. There’s a wide range of stock from food to toiletries available. A packet of 20 Marlboro Lights cost around £1and a carton of 200 costs around £10. A bottle of local beer costs around 60p.
Q: Are there any good restaurants in
A: For such a small country
Q: If I want to get my hair braided or get an outfit made where do I go?
A: Senegambians are well known for their braiding and tailoring skills so it’s no surprise that many tourists capitalise on good exchange rates and the low prices charged for the services of a hairdresser or tailor. For any such
Q: What’s the weather like?
A: During the dry season (November to May) rain is virtually unheard of and you can expect temperatures of around 32 degrees. It can sometimes get a bit chilly at night so
Q: How do we get around the resorts?
A: Taxis are readily available and very cheap but be wary of starting any journey without first negotiating a price! Ask a staff member in your hotel or Team Gam Jam staff what they think the average price for your journey should be. Yellow taxis are generally used by the local community & the green taxis are tourist taxis with fixed prices but more expensive.
Q: Do I have to take malaria tablets?
A: Yes, The Gambia is in a malarial zone & although there aren’t as many mosquitoes during the dry season the risk is always there. A good mosquito repellent will help stop mosquitoes biting in the first place as will spraying your hotel room with insecticide every other day.
Whilst The Gambia is a
The Gambian people are very friendly and are always keen to befriend tourists so to that end you may find that you’re approached by ‘bumsters’ on the beach or in the resort areas who want to talk to you, although they’re not threatening they can sometimes be annoying. A simple ‘I don’t want to talk thanks’ will usually drive them away.
Be very cautious when crossing the road as they drive on the right in
DO NOT buy drugs if anybody offers to sell them to you! You do not want to spend time in the government’s 5* hotel!
Drink lots of water but bear in mind that drinking a very cold drink straight after coming out of the sun can cause stomach upsets. Oh and don’t forget your sun lotion!
There are some great towns, villages & places to visit whilst in The Gambia, ask any of the Team Gam Jam staff in
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