Banjul Weather January Averages, Gambia
Get the swimsuit ready for the white sand beach in Banjul. Go to the Palm Grove Hotel which is just 3 kilometres away from the city entrance. This holiday resort is quite expensive so the best thing to do is when it gets hot head to this resort hotel just for the day. It boasts two beaches and a lagoon in between. After a dip in the sea try the swimming pool or have a piña colada in one of the bars. This resort has practically everything: restaurant, salon, massage studio and health spa, internet cafe, among other amenities.
As the sea temperature continues to sizzle at 260 C, the beach bar will provide cool comfort in the form of a refreshing drink. Twelve hours of daylight hours will give you plenty of time for beach volleyball, sunbathing, fishing and frolicking on the beach. Expect the temperature to go as high as 330 C to a low 190 C.
For sleeping accommodation, consider the Denton Bridge Hotel which ranges from £16 - £21 for a night. Water sports enthusiasts, this is the hotel for you as this is the starting point for fishing expeditions and pirogue trips. It has its own swimming pool and if you request for it, they might put you up in a large room close to the river. No more need for air-conditioning! The hotel also has a restaurant but if you want an authentic Gambian experience head to the Albert Market where street stalls dish out plates of rice and sauce at about £1. Look for benachin or Jollof rice consisting of rice cooked with tomato sauce, onions, red pepper and spiced meat, chere which is steamed millet flour balls, and domodah (meat or chicken stewed in groundnut butter and served with rice). If your stomach is not so adventurous there is always the staple of burger and fries found at almost every restaurant.