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  • Attractions

Gambia Imam Sait Matty Tomb - Most Visited Tomb in Destination Gambia

The tomb of Jihadist Imam Sait Matty Bah, which is located in Bakau is one of the most visited Senegambian tombs.

It is built at the former Sunswing Hotel now Sun Beach Hotel in Cape Point, Bakau.

The tomb, built over century ago is about six meters walk from the gate of the hotel. From the gate you will directly see th… read more


  • Cruise

Cruise Holland America Holland America Line cruise ship Zaandam docks in Durban for first time

Holland America Line’s cruise ship Zaandam has made her maiden port call to Durban during the 2022/23 cruise season, arriving on Sunday during her 71-night Grand Africa Voyage.

Zaandam was escorted into the Port of Durban by tug boats that provided a traditional water cannon salute, while Durban Harbour Master’s office… read more


  • Flights

Nigeria IBOM Air Ibom Air takes delivery of two leased A320s

Ibom Air is boosting its capacity ahead of the peak season. The Akwa State-based carrier took delivery of two Airbus A320-200 aircraft on November 17 and 20.

The two aircraft (MSN 2584, 4273) were acquired under a one-year ACMI contract with Getjet Airlines, a Lithuanian aircraft leasing and charter company. They are owned… read more


  • Miscellaneous

AA Travenews Family vacations in Africa more popular as destination post-Corona

Now that the Corona virus is making a lesser impact on society, many tourists dare to travel again and are also looking to intercontinental options. For Africa this means more European visitors to country’s like Morocco, Cape Verde, Egypt and Gambia. This conclusion is based on holiday bookings and search popularity rising post Corona. Especiall… read more


  • Destinations

Gambia Maiden Flight From Poland Arrives With 189 Tourists

As this year tourist season promises a good number of arrivals, the first maiden flight from Poland on Friday arrived in The Gambia with 189 on board.

The aircraft was received on arrival at the Banjul International Airport by officials of the Gambia Tourism Board as well as Tour Operators.

Speaking to journalists shortly afte… read more


  • Miscellaneous

Gambia UAE bans 20 African countries including Gambia from 30-day visas

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have announced a visa ban slapped on Gambians and 20 other nationalities seeking to visit Dubai with immediate effect.

"This is to inform you that we will not be posting 30 days visa applications for these nationalities effective today October, 18, 2022," the notice read in part. O… read more


  • Flights

UK Titan Airways Titan Airways cancels 1st four rotations to Gambia

Information has reached this medium that Titan Airways - a British Airline has cancelled its first four rotations to Destination Gambia.

Titan Airways, a British charter airline was founded in 1988 and specialises in short-notice ACMI and wet lease operations as well as ad-hoc passenger and cargo charter services to tour oper… read more


  • Cruise

Cruise Cruise Phoenix Reisen to cruise West Africa voyage from Cape Town in 2023

The German cruise line Phoenix Reisen will cruise a grand voyage up the coast of West Africa from Cape Town in 2023. The vintage cruise liner Artania will depart Cape Town on February 26th, 2023 bound for Dakar, the bustling capital of Senegal.

The nearly-30-year old cruise ship offers a relaxed, laid-back cruise exper… read more


  • Cruise

Cruise Holland America Holland America offering 35-night grand voyage to Amsterdam from SA in 2023

Holland America Line is joining the line-up of cruise lines sailing from Cape Town, South Africa in 2023, with Zuiderdam set to cruise up the West African coast. The 85,000 gross ton, 1,964-passenger Zuiderdam will depart Cape Town on March 14th, 2023 bound for Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

The 35-night grand voyage will vread more


  • Cruise

Cruise Seaborn Seabourn Sojourn to hopscotch up Atlantic on 2023 Cape Town cruise

Seabourn will be sending Seabourn Sojourn to South Africa in 2023 to sail a one-off 30-night cruise from the ‘Mother City’ to Barcelona in Spain. Seabourn Sojourn will depart Cape Town on April 27th, 2023, bound initially for the West Coast of Africa, before heading out into the Atlantic to visit the islands of Cape Verde and the C… read more


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