Gambia Holidays Do’s & Don’ts

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
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 DO NOT 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, make sure the establishment have running water and have back up facilities for power.

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, always make sure youR personal belongings and credit cards are safely stored DO NOT leave them lying around in your room.

Dress sensibly DO NOT walk in the streets in Bikinis or swimming trunks as this 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.
Contact details and Reservations:
Luigis Complex for the best Gambian self-catering apartments, serviced flats, beachside accommodation, bed and breakfast, restaurant and eco-tourism excursions.
Relax and enjoy your Gambia Holidays with us!
Tel +220 4460280
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