The Gambia

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The Gambia
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The Gambia
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Capital Banjul
Language English
Currency Dalasi (GMD)
Time zone GMT (UTC+0) , DST: not observed
Calling code +220

The Gambia is a very small and narrow country whose borders mirror the meandering Gambia River. The country is less than 48 km wide at its widest point, with a total area of 11,300 km². Its present boundaries were defined in 1889 after an agreement between the United Kingdom and France. It is almost an enclave of Senegal, and is the smallest country on the continent of Africa.

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Charts

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Weather

The climate in The Gambia is tropical with two "seasons". The dry "season" is from November to May and the rest of the year is the wet "season". Hottest months are February to May and there are variable winds year round with the strongest winds in Sept/Oct.

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Passages

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Islands

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Communication

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Navigation

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Entrance

Arrival

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Departure

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Customs and Immigration

Customs

  • Firearms and ammunition MUST be declared on arrival
  • PETS: Pets should have a valid anti-rabies innoculation and current health certificates. You MUST notify the authorities about pets aboard.

Immigration

All nationals except those of Britain and Commonwealth countries, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain and Sweden require visas. Usually issued for 30 days these can be extended free of charge from the Immigration Office in Banjul. Obtain your visa from your nearest Gambian Office or representative. Nationals from neighbouring countries generally do not require a visa.

However, if arriving by yacht you can be granted a visa valid for 30 days and this visa can be extended for up to 3 months ($US10) at the Immigration Office at the corner of Anglesea and Dobson Street in Banjul.

Fees and Charges

Restrictions

Health and Security

Health

  • Proof of a yellow fever vaccination is required.
  • Malaria prophylaxis is essential.
  • Take care against Cholera - treat all water.

Security

  • There have been reports of theft from yachts anchored off Banjul - take the necessary precautions.

Berthing

Ports

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

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Anchorages

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Transportation

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Friends

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Forums

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Links

References & Publications

Books, Guides, etc. Use the Reference template or not at your discretion. For example:

{{Reference|Rod Heikel|Greek Waters Pilot Imray||Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire|9780852889718}}, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot Imray, Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire, ISBN 9780852889718
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