Hi all, just back form The Gambia and thank you to all the excellent information on this forum as it certainly prepared us well for our holiday.
We had a nice holiday and it certainly beat the cold UK weather but to be honest we wouldn't be in any hurry to return. We can't quite put our finger on why we wouldn't rave about the place but suffice it to say it is a big world out there and we would definitely go to other African countries.
Being our first time we successfully avoided the bumsters cons and even managed to get out of the airport without handing over £1!!! What a rip off though as the baggage handlers know we can't get dalasis until in the Gambia and realistically would you give 40dalasis ie £1 to a bag handler for a tip if you had it???
Anyway, apart from the constant hassle in attempts to be parted from our money that permeated everywhere we went it was all good.
We stayed at the Holiday beach Club which was far better than our expectations and would recommend this to anyone.