Banjul Weather July Averages, Gambia
The opening of resorts along the beaches of Gambia has resulted to a decline in the hotel
industry in its capital city, Banjul.
That is why more and more tourists are looking to the outskirts of Banjul for their
accommodation. Eight minutes by car from
Banjul is Cape Point Hotel located at Cape Point Bakau. Being a family friendly
accommodation, this hotel has apartments with kitchenettes and mini-fridge for
cooking. An apartment per night may be quite expensive but considering
that you can save by cooking your own meals this is already a good deal.
There is also a swimming pool with paddling sections for the children and sun
beds with parasols for you.
As it is already the wet season, before embarking on your
holiday at Banjul
consult your physician about the prevention of contracting malaria. This is a
real risk which may be prevented by vaccination or anti-malaria tablets.
If in the dry season a tourist's weapon is sunscreen, during wet season
it is insect repellant. Also bring creams for insect bites. Expect some rainy days, estimated a total of 17 days, rainfall at 232 mm. The weather may be warm back
home in Britain but it is
definitely not as warm as in Banjul
where the temperature can get as high as 290 C. The level of
heat and humidity is still very high despite the rain. There will only be
about 8 hours of sunshine so make the most out of your day in the sun.
July 22 is a big celebration for Banjul as this day commemorates the bloodless military takeover on July 22, 1994. There will be parades and cultural performances at the Arch 22. Near the base of the arch is an unknown soldier statute with a rifle strapped to his back, making a peace sign in one hand and holding a baby in the other. The Arch is depicted in 100 dalasi banknote.