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At Fleetway Travel we have the best Banjul, Gambia Holidays available. Banjul is one of the smallest capitals in Africa and is located on the St Mary's Island (called also Banjul Island) - a sandbank at the south of the River Gambia. Geographical co-ordinates 13°27'N, 16°33'W.

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Holiday to Banjul, Gambia

Banjul, formerly Bathurst, was founded in the 19th century by the British Army and Royal Navy as a military base to prevent the continuation of the slave trade along the River Gambia. The name was changed in 1965 to Banjul shortly after The Gambia received its independence from Britain in 1960.

Guide to Banjul, Gambia

It is a strange mixture of colonial buildings, poor buildings and modern offices and is the main administrative centre for the country and seat of government. Banjul is relatively easy to navigate as the roads are laid out in a grid. The main heart of the city is 22 July Square and Albert Market on Liberation Avenue. This is where most local residents do their daily shopping, whilst the small tourist and craft market behind offers a good selection of local crafts and some more unusual pieces from the neighbouring countries such as Mali and Guinea Bissau. It's open from 8 am to 7 pm

The major attraction in Banjul is the historical monument Arch 22, which is the most impressive building in The Gambia, built to commemorate the 22 July 1994. Banjul Museum, situated in the centre has many items of interest relating to tribal traditions, music, agriculture and the British Colonial years, right up to the present day.

The city is served by the Banjul International Airport.

Banjul, Gambia Holiday

The small port city has a sleepy ambience reminiscent of a large village. The island is connected to the mainland by ferries service to Barra to the north and bridges to the south. A ferry service between Banjul and the North Bank doesn't run always to schedule and can be subject to change without notice leaving people stranded on the North Bank. The ferry carries both vehicles and foot passengers, and can get very crowded and is not a very comfortable journey but great for the adventurous looking for real local atmosphere.

Banjul has a very warm climate all year round.

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