Flights to The Gambia from London Gatwick
Banjul (BJL), The Gambia
Gatwick flights to Banjul, The Gambia are available throughout the year on a Tuesday. During the high season
from November 2012 to April 2013 you have considerably more choice with flights on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
These Gambia flights are operated by 2 airlines:
Thomas Cook operate Gatwick-Banjul flights on a Monday, Thursday and Friday throughout most of the
November 2012 - April 2013 season. Outbound flights from Gatwick to Banjul are priced separately to inbound
flights from Banjul to Gatwick, so you're not restricted to multiples of 7 nights e.g. you can fly out to The
Gambia on a Friday and return 10 nights later on a Monday. You will often find Thomas Cook offers the cheapest
flights from London to the Gambia and if you avoid the peak periods, you may find yourself a real bargain!
Monarch Airlines operate weekly flights to The Gambia from Gatwick throughout the year on a Tuesday.
From 26th October 2012 to the end of April 2013 they also fly to The Gambia on a Friday. As with Thomas
Cook, this opens up the possibility for durations other than 7 or 14 nights e.g. you can fly
to The Gambia on a Tuesday for 10 nights (and return to London on a Friday) or fly to The Gambia on a Friday for 11
nights and return to London on a Tuesday. Monarch Airlines have recently started to sell flights to The Gambia
directly through their www.avro.co.uk web site, however,
other online travel agencies also offer their Gambia flights and may sometimes be cheaper.
Important! When comparing Monarch flights with Thomas Cook flights to the Gambia be careful to
ensure that you have included all extra costs. Whilst Monarch include in-flight meals in their headline price,
they will charge you an extra £40 per person for 20kg of baggage allowance and they will try to add on an extra £18 pp
for "pre-booked seats"... whatever they are? According to their web site it doesn't mean you'll have actual seat numbers,
nor seats with extra legroom and you may be separated by the aisle! Thomas Cook also charge an extra £24 per person for
20kg of luggage, £15 for in-flight meals and £15 to choose your seat (provided this is 62 days before your departure).
However you can buy all 3 items for £40 per person as part of a "super saver deal" which saves you £20.
Note: Gatwick flights to The Gambia over the summer (May to October) are only available through
These tend to be more expensive than other winter flights to The Gambia, except for the peak periods.
You might compare these with scheduled
flights to The Gambia from London Heathrow which operate throughout the year.
What are you planning to do whilst in The Gambia?
The Gambia has a growing number of eco-lodges and nature camps. In addition to the miles of beautiful, sandy beaches -
you can sail up-river by boat and see hippos, monkeys, baboons and chimpanzees as well as over 540 species of birds!
Hidden Gambia holidays offers one week itineraries from £695 or £995 for two weeks. For more information, click here for
a multi-centre adventure holiday to The Gambia.