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The UK's leading tour operator and specialist to The Gambia launches its new November 2009 - October 2010 brochure this week offering more winter sun holiday options and convenient Friday flight departures from Bristol International Airport.
The Gambia Experience highlights its 'luxury', 'excellent quality' and 'great value' hotel collections; an 'Out and About' section featuring a number of fun and interesting wildlife and cultural tours for adults and children alike, plus new cookery courses in traditional Gambian cuisine. With 22 years experience under its belt and the largest provider of holidays and flights to the destination, The Gambia Experience continues to offer great value outside the "Euro-zone" and to mark the launch is offering further savings on its winter holidays booked before 17th July.
Shaun Browne, Head of Aviation at Bristol International Airport, said:
"For those looking for guaranteed winter sun, The Gambia is a great option. The Gambia Experience has been serving the South West market from Bristol since 2001, enhancing the holidays it offers every year. We're delighted with the Friday flight departure, which is so convenient for customers."
Diverse Accommodation - The best 20 hotels in The Gambia
A wide choice of properties is offered from budget to deluxe including African style, beachfront, boutique, eco, family friendly and deluxe spa. Exclusive to the tour operator are three luxury boutique hotels: Coco Ocean Resort & Spa - The Gambia’s newest upmarket hotel; sister hotel – the Coconut Residence; plus Ngala Lodge – a former colonial mansion. For those seeking a taste of unspoilt Africa, the tour operator highlights its award-winning Mandina lodges comprising stilted and floating river lodges plus spacious 2 storey jungle lodges set back from the water.
Specialist Tours & Excursions - Bird Watcing, Fishing, Cookery & tailormade itineraries
The Gambia Experience has long promoted The Gambia as a fulfilling destination for those seeking more than just sun and beach and is offering a range of land based, river based and special interest activities, some of which can be tailor made. New for 2009/210 are Gambia Home Cookery Courses providing an opportunity to experience a local market and to learn how to cook traditional Gambian cuisine then dine with ‘the family’ with an additional option of learning African drumming skills. Celebrity ornithologist and presenter of BBC 2’s Springwatch programme, Chris Packham is once again returning to The Gambia to lead four or seven day birdwatching tours in February 2010. Click here for full itineraries.
Twin Centre Options - Senegal
More twin centre options with Gambia’s French neighbour are offered. Sister company The Senegal Experience has added three new hotels to its programme and with scheduled flights into Dakar, twin centre holidays between The Gambia and Senegal can easily be arranged.
Friday Flights from Bristol - Airport Gold Package
The Gambia Experience is offering convenient daytime Friday flights from Bristol to Banjul from November 2009 through to April 2010. An Airport Gold Package, which includes use of the business lounge, priority boarding, an additional 10kg luggage allowance and complimentary drink on board the aircraft, is available at a supplement of £49.
7-night holidays start from £544 per person based on bed & breakfast at the 2-grade hotel, Palma Rima. This price includes return flights from Bristol, hotel transfers and taxes.
Early booking offers & complimentary 'Gambia Guides' with discount vouchers
Early Booking Offers are available, valid for holidays booked by 17 July 2009. These include free room upgrades, half board upgrades and discounts resulting in savings of up to £140 per person. The Gambia Experience is also offering a complimentary 156 page ‘Gambia Guide’ packed with detailed information about the destination and incorporating discount vouchers, valid at restaurants throughout coastal resorts, for all bookings.
Call 0845 330 2087 or visit www.gambia.co.uk.
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