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Africa is a vast continent and in that lies a tiny small West African country of Gambia. Its island capital Banjul makes for a great escape. It is a beautiful city famed for its colonial past, rich heritage and incredible landscape. Travellers looking for destination less travelled, Banjul is the answer. Stroll around the city and explore key tourist attractions speckled around the town. Interact with locals and taste local cuisines. Visit the famous National Museum to know more about their past and culture. Don’t forget to tour the famous Albert Market best known for selling local produce. Banjul, being one of the largest and most populated metropolitan cities of Gambia has a plethora of things to explore, not disappointing travellers. So, if you like to travel and explore new destinations, wait no more. At Crystal Travel, we offer cheap flights to Banjul for a budget trip. We know the exact requirement of our every customer and this enables us to offer him the best discount. Make your trip to Banjul affordable by combining air tickets with hotel accommodation. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your bag and get ready for a remarkable holiday to Banjul and save huge money.Read More

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Should Know

  • Total Area: City – 12 km2 (5 sq. mi)
  • Aerial distance from London to Banjul is 2,802 miles
  • Average flying time London to Banjul 6 hours 20 minutes
  • High Season: October to December
  • Low Season: April to August
  • Popular Airlines from London to Banjul are Tap Air Portugal, Royal Air Maroc, Brussels Airlines and Titan Airways

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What if we say that sometimes it is best to explore destinations that are less heard? The advantages of escaping to a low profile place are that it is less crowded and also affordable. Banjul perfectly fits into the picture as a budget holiday retreat. This island capital of Gambia knows how to entertain visitors. With a plethora of tourists’ attractions ranging from historical monuments to white sandy beaches and exotic animals, it gives tourists plenty of reasons to visit the destination. So, if you are one of those travellers who like to explore cities less travelled, just log on to Crystal Travel. Here, you will not only get cheap airfares but also information about numerous destinations, which you can make your next holiday getaway. At present, direct flights to Banjul from the UK are available. You can board the flights from different cities in the UK-Birmingham Airport, Manchester Airport and Heathrow airport. For hassle-free air journey, we are the foremost choice amongst the travellers.

About Banjul

Banjul is the capital of a tiny West African country known as the Gambia. It is officially called the City of Banjul, earlier known as Bathurst. Banjul is situated on the St. Mary’s Island (Banjul Island), where the Gambia River meets the Atlantic Ocean. It is also the fourth largest city of the Gambia. Ferry services link Banjul to the mainland. There is also a bridge, which connects the city to the rest of the Greater Banjul Area and the mainland. The city has its fair share of colonial history as the King of Kombo ceded Banjul Island to Alexander Grant, the British commandant. After that, the British renamed the Island to St. Mary’s Island, constructing houses, barracks, trading post and base. City’s entrance is marked by gigantic Arch 22 gateway. Other key colonial landmarks include the National Museum offering glimpses of Gambian culture and history. Albert Market on Liberation Avenue is a must-visit to buy local produce and enjoy local cuisines. Banjul also acts as the launchpad for the Abuko Nature Reserve a protected area and home to a wide range of animals such as the colobus monkeys, Nile crocodiles and more. The park also has more than 200 bird species making it a favourite place to visit amongst the bird enthusiasts.

Tanbi Wetlands National Park’s mangroves and lagoons in the south are popular for fishing and boating. The Tanji Bird Reserve to the west on the Atlantic coast is a paradise for turtles and nesting seabirds. To the far north, spectacular beaches blanket the town of Bakau and Kololi. The Niumi National Park’s isolated Jinack Island is hailed for its white powdery sandy beaches. After reading about Banjul, it will surely grow your travel appetite. To quench it, book Cheap Flights from London to Banjul and explore this incredible and small landscape.

Best Time to Visit Banjul

Banjul enjoys a tropical climate and primarily has two seasons throughout the year - hot and rainy. Due to the city's proximity to the equator temperature remain uniform during the year. In the day, the temperature hovers between 24 to 35 degrees celsius in major parts of the country. But, in the south cool sea breeze makes the region little cooler. October to December is the perfect time to travel to Banjul, just after the end of the wet season. It is the time when the beaches make for a perfect stroll with a virtually cloudless sky.

Best Places to Visit in Banjul

Albert Market: Albert Market in Banjul located in Liberation Avenue is the prime urban market. The market was named after Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. A lively and vibrant bustling place known for selling local produce, carved wooden masks and fresh products.

Gambia National Museum: The Gambian National Museum in Banjul is the best place to know about the history of Gambia. Established in 1985, the pivotal aim of the museum is to collect and preserve artefacts, documenting the culture of Gambia. It aims to educate both locals and visitors about the rich Gambian history.

Arch 22: Arch 22 is a stunning building and one of the tallest structures (114 ft.) located at the entrance of Banjul city. The structure was built to commemorate the bloodless coup in July 22nd 1994. The impressive structure has three floors, and visitors have access to each floor. The second floor has a gallery and it also offers a stunning panoramic view of the city. The top floor features a small textile museum open to visitors.

Abuko Nature Reserve: Abuko National Park is a popular tourist attraction and also the first designated wildlife reserve of Gambia. Flora consists of savanna landscape featuring trees like oil palm, iroko, mahogany and more. Wildlife includes red colobus monkeys, patas monkeys, mongooses and the list goes on.

Airport serving London & Banjul

London:London is served by six airports: London City Airport (LCY), London Gatwick (LGW), London Heathrow (LHR), London Luton (LTN), London Stansted (STN) and London Southend (SEN). Some airports are in proximity to the London city centre in comparison to others. Every airport in London is served by at least two modes of public transport. You could choose from the wide range of transport modes that suit you the best. If you are looking for an affordable transport network, National Express coach service is available from Luton Airport, Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport and Stansted Airport. You can also take a Tube and DLR from Heathrow Airport and London City Airport. From Gatwick Airport, Heathrow Airport, Luton Airport ad Stansted Airport, you can also board mainline train service. Taxi services are available from all five airports, but it could cost you more.

Banjul:Banjul International Airport also is known as Yundum International (IATA: BJL) is located in Banjul, capital of the Gambia. The airport was built during World War II. It was again rebuilt in 1963 and is still in use today.

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