It's best to avoid a visit in the rainy season, April-October, when the average temperature is 33C and the mosquitos are out in force.
Getting around: The three main forms of transport in the Gambia are dug-out canoes, bush taxis and tourist taxis; the latter are by far the most expensive.
Recommended reading: Discover the Gambia by Terry Palmer (Heritage House, £7.99) is the most up-to-date guide available. The Gambia Experience provides clients with a brief guide.
Further information: Gambia Tourist Office, 57 Kensington Court, London W8 5DG (0171-376 0093).Reuse content