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What to do in The Gambia: the country that is almost a 'sandwich' of Senegal!



Gambia is the smallest country in continental Africa and is practically surrounded by Senegal, like a sandwich? So it is! Today we are going to talk about this unique destination, which has an unusual geographical shape, providing a unique travel experience.

 


The country has a rich history, as it was an important center of trade for many centuries. Today, despite being small in territory, it is large in culture and natural landscapes. The wildlife reserves, beautiful beaches, hospitality of the Gambian people and vibrant music make The Gambia a destination worth visiting.

Now, let us introduce you to some places that are unmissable: the Capital Banjul with its colorful Albert market, the Abuko Wildlife Reserve, the historic James Island, the picturesque fishing village of Tanji and the Gambia River National Park.

 

When it comes to practicalities, the local currency is the Dalasi, and the official language is English, although several African languages are also spoken. For Brazilians wishing to visit The Gambia, it is necessary to obtain a visa.

 

Regarding the socioeconomic and political situation, The Gambia is a democratic republic. Although it is one of the poorest countries in the world, it is known for its political stability and has made significant efforts to improve education, healthcare and infrastructure.

We entered and left Gambia four times, as it was part of our route, which made us travel many kilometers and even cross the border by boat. Our consideration is that the country is not prepared for tourism

 

As for the curiosity of our title, you may be asking yourself, "why is The Gambia almost a 'sandwich' of Senegal?". In fact, this is due to its geographical shape. The Gambia is a narrow country stretching along the Gambia River, and is surrounded on three sides by Senegal. It's as if The Gambia were the filling of a sandwich, and Senegal, the bread.


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