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Holiday Tips

Do’s and Don’ts
Important information!

“SUN STROKE” is very serious! The sun is deceivingly hot especially if there is a breeze. DO NOT sit in the sun for long periods. DO always drink plenty of water and DO always wear a hat when taking long walks. Dehydration occurs quicker when drinking alcohol and with the combination of the sun, you increase the risk of suffering sunstroke.

“BANJUL BELLY” as it ‘s commonly known often occurs through not drinking enough water. Alcoholic drinks DONOT substitute water. Symptoms may start with a headache, dizziness and stomach cramps. In severe cases, high temperature with vomiting and diarrhea can occur. In such cases avoid dairy product and drink plenty of water. DO Take care where you eat too, make sure the establishment have running water and have back up facilities for power.

SIMPLE REMEDY: A drink made from rice water with a little sugar and a pinch of salt will help to settle the stomach, if symptoms persist seek medical advise from a professional Doctor.

· Afrimed Clinic, Senegambia : Dr Omar Jagne Tel: 4465359 / 7739415
24 Hour service, Agents for Bupa International Health Care
· Kololi Clinic, Kololi : Dr Ceesay Tel: 4463434
· Lamtorro Clinic Senegambia: Dr Sallah Tel: 4460934
· Ndebaan Medical Center : Dr Jack Faal Tel: 4496426

DO NOT Walk alone or on lonely roads at night. especially dark areas The Gambia is a relatively safe country, but DO use common sense, take the same precautions as you would in Europe. Take care of your money DO NOT carry more than you need when you are walking around.

AVOID TEMPTATION: Rent a security box in your Hotel if one is not provided free. Elsafe have safety deposit boxes for rent in most Hotels always make sure your personal belongings and credit cards are safely stored, DO NOT leave them lying around in your room.

DRESS CODE: Dress sensibly, DO NOT walk in the streets in Bikinis or swimming trunks as this is SOCIALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE Topless bathing is permitted on the beach, but DO NOT walk around topless. Simple casual cloths are fine during the day, Men should wear a shirt in the Evening time . Short sleeve and casual trousers are acceptable.

Enjoy your Gambia Holidays!

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