The Gambia lies on the Atlantic coast of Africa, and is the smallest country on the continent. Apart from its short coastline, it is surrounded by Senegal, meaning it is almost an enclave. The country is split into two regions: Western Gambia, on the coast and around the mouth of the Gambia River, and Upriver Gambia, which is more sparsely populated.
The Gambia has seen a flurry of interest recently from European holidaymakers. Some of the most enjoyable activities for tourists include visiting the Abuko Nature Reserve, which introduces some of the finest African wildlife to visitors, and stroking a crocodile at the Kachikally Crocodile Pool.
It is also very easy to get to Senegal for a daytrip. You can also take a boat trip inspired by the book and film Roots to James Island, where you can visit the old slave trade station for a taste of the country’s history.