Information & Facts
There is a well-secured, spacious car park.
Car rental is available at the airport (Hertz).
Taxis are available to the city centre (30 minutes).
A Passenger Service Charge is included in the cost
of the ticket when purchased for departure from
Facilities include a bank, currency exchange office, restaurant
and bar, post office, duty-free shopping and a tourist help
The official language of Gambia is English, and Gambians
are educated in English. There are several tribal languages, but
overall the use of English prevails.
The Gambia's currency is the Dalasi (GMD), which is divided into
100 bututs. Dalasi are difficult to obtain outside of The Gambia
but there is a bureau de change at the airport. Currency can also
be exchanged at banks in the capital, Banjul, and at some hotels
and tourist resorts. Commission tends to be high. It is advisable
to bring travellers cheques or cash because only a few places
accept credit cards. Street moneychangers give the best rates, but
take care not to be conned and make sure you know the current
exchange rate before trading with them. Note that currency must be
declared on arrival and the export of foreign currency is limited
to the amount imported. Travellers cheques are accepted, US dollars
and Pounds Sterling are the preferred currency. Some hotels and
restaurants accept MasterCard and Visa, but it is unwise to rely on
them and a charge may be levied. ATMs are limited to a few areas,
and accept Visa but not MasterCard.
Local time is GMT.