When is the best time to go to Gambia?

When is the best time to go to Gambia? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Gambia, the weather is good everywhere in January, February, July, November and December
  • The best months to go to Banjul are January, February, March, April, May, June, July, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Banjul are January, February, March, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are August and September
  • The cities with the best climate are Banjul, Kololi, Serrekunda and Brufut, with good weather at least 9 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Banjul are June, July, August, September, October and November


Annual weather in Gambia

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Gambia for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 68°F to 99°F
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February 70°F to 103°F
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March 72°F to 106°F
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April 74°F to 110°F
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May 74°F to 110°F
0 to 1 days*
June 77°F to 106°F
2 days
July 79°F to 97°F
7 to 8 days*
August 77°F to 94°F
13 to 16 days*
September 77°F to 94°F
11 to 13 days*
October 77°F to 101°F
2 to 4 days*
November 76°F to 103°F
0 days
December 70°F to 99°F
0 days
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Gambia by cities

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Banjul

Banjul

The best months to go to Banjul are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, october, november and december.

Kololi

Kololi

The best months to go to Kololi are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, october, november and december.

Serrekunda

Serrekunda

The best months to go to Serrekunda are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, october, november and december.



Temperatures and rainfall in Gambia

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Gambia and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Banjul, Kololi, Serrekunda, Georgetown (Gambia) and Basse Santa Su, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Gambia

Find out when Gambia has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Gambia

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October. The number of visitors to Gambia is high in: November and December.

  • Very low season in Gambia: May, June, July, August, September and October.
  • Low season in Gambia: January, February, March and April.
  • High season in Gambia: November.
  • Peek season in Gambia: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Gambia month by month


Average price for flights to Gambia

A return flight between London and Banjul is generally cheaper if you go in november ($ 574 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 394 more for your airline ticket to Banjul if you go in august.

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Where to go in Gambia?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Banjul86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F86°F90°F92°F88°F
Kololi85°F85°F85°F83°F83°F85°F85°F85°F86°F88°F90°F88°F
Serrekunda86°F86°F86°F85°F85°F85°F86°F86°F86°F90°F92°F88°F
Georgetown (Gambia)97°F101°F106°F108°F108°F104°F97°F94°F94°F101°F103°F99°F
Basse Santa Su99°F103°F106°F110°F110°F106°F97°F92°F94°F101°F103°F99°F
Brufut85°F83°F83°F81°F81°F83°F85°F85°F86°F88°F90°F86°F

Legend:

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good weather

tolerable weather



About Gambia

What can I do in Gambia?

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Is this weather information for Gambia reliable?

Climate data for Gambia has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Gambia allows us to determine the average for each month in Banjul, Kololi, Serrekunda, Georgetown (Gambia), Basse Santa Su and Brufut.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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