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Best time to visit Gambia

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The best time to visit Gambia is May-October

Gambia is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, May-October is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

During the peak of the warmer months, temperatures in Banjul, Gambia can rise to a maximum of around 34℃ (93℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to 20℃ (68℉) around February-time. In other areas of Gambia, temperatures might differ so be sure to compare other destinations below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Gambia are usually in May, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in August, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

By the time you finish reading below, you’ll know everything you need to know about the best time to travel to Gambia. We’ll show you climate data for loads of the top destinations, and much more. Once you’re ready, we’ve even provided all the tools to help you book your travel!

Warmest month

October

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

May

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Gambia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Gambia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Gambia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
BanjulMay-October
30℃
22℃
29℃
22℃
29℃
22℃
29℃
22℃
28℃
23℃
29℃
25℃
29℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
30℃
26℃
31℃
27℃
32℃
26℃
31℃
24℃
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Top FAQs

Gambia is in Africa.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in Gambia:

The warmest month of the year in Banjul, one of the most popular places to visit in Gambia, is October.
The driest month of the year in Banjul, Gambia, is usually around February each year.

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