28 November 2012

Gambia: Visit the Gambia

In this winter season and beyond, one of the beautiful, tolerance, tranquility and most hospitable destinations to visit is The Gambia popularly known for its legendary hospitality and inhibited manner as the 'Smiling Coast of Africa.'

The Gambia is a destination that government continues in its efforts to expand the tourism market and as well improves the quality and standard of tourism development area (TDA). In the industry, government efforts have made every stakeholder to be more committed to the ideals of responsible tourism.

The pride of the destination among other its attraction are the sun, sand sea and it is yet to explore River Gambia, which is easily navigable and safe. The River Gambia is one of the major assets of the destination and it is from it the country derives its name.

The destination Gambia, in term of cultural heritage has a very high degree of ethnic diversity. Religious wise, Gambians are tolerance and peace loving people and these has offers a wide range of visitors experience within its limited land area. In addition to the destination attractions is their performing arts like dance, music, cultural show all are interesting.

The Gambia has a range of historical monuments, buildings and archaeological sites and three among them is now listed in the world heritage sites of UNESCO. As entertainment is concerned, Gambia is home of entertainment since all the hotels and upriver camps organize night entertainment shows. Most time during the entertainment you will see the famous African ballet, with the powerful djembe drums, fire-eaters, kora and balafon performances.

If you are familiar with and lover of artistic works, there are numerous art galleries that have works of Gambian contemporary artists on display. Most of them are for sale and you can get them in cool, good and bargain prices especially when you visit them in their studios.

For those that like bird watching, there are 500 different species of birds in The Gambia living within six protected areas aggregating about 40,000 hectares nationwide, under the protection of the Department of Parks and Wildlife Act. Among the protected areas is the Abuko Nature Reserve. It is home to many of the birds that fly Gambian skies. To make it easier and accessible for the bird watchers, there are daily trips to the sites where you can feed your eyes and meet your satisfaction.

In brief, from this season onward you can make your holiday and stay in the Gambia a memorable one. Activities range from river cruising, bird watching, village tours, fishing, and among lots can make your holiday a memorable one. More especially on river cruising, fishing, village tours to sightseeing.

So also you can enjoy other cultural show like watching African wrestling, traditional dance and sing, African mystical show, and as well enjoy strolling and trekking round the city or village as there is no one to disturb or harass you. Do some horse riding at the beach and engage yourself in some adventure trips to any community in the Gambia. Cultural tourism is making waves, as you will learn a lot from the community people.

Copyright © 2012 The Daily Observer. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.