i am currently thinking about taking a 2 and half week trip to the gambia jsut after christmas and would be grateful for any advice please.
i am thinking about booking at the Oasis relax lodge in Bijilo - there aren't currently any trip advisors reviews for this place, but it looks nice - anybody know it - any advice?
Is Bijilo a good spot for a first visit? I am travelling alone (female) is it safe to wander around at night alone? I would like a little night life but nothing hectic, but mainly want to feel safe as a woman alone. Are the beaches lovely and the water safe to swim? is there enough to do when not wanting to just sit on the beach, like day trips and things?
How about taxis? Is it cheap to get around and maybe visit other resorts for dinner etc? Will I need malaria tablets in Dec/Jan - is this a risk?
I have travelled alone to Thailand/Sri Lanka and felt safe and confident, but decided it was time to hit the African continent this year, and made my first trip earlier this year, to Marrakesh which I absolutely loved.
I'd be really grateful for any advice/hints/tips you have :-)