Most Gambian hotels are geared primarily for packaged tours. Hotels & Accommodations are often booked in the winter tourist season (October to May), and confirmation of advance booking should be sought. Most of the hotels are self-contained complexes set in spacious gardens and will generally cater for most tourist needs ranging from luxury to standard depending on the hotel star rating. The number of hotels has increased greatly in recent years and is expected to continue
The Republic of The Gambia commonly referred to as the smiling coast of Africa, is situated in the western region of Africa. It has a land area of 11,295 sq. km (4361 sq. miles) with an estimated population of 2,000,000. The agriculturally fertile country, dominated by farming, fishing, and tourism has its capital in Banjul.