Bakau, Gambia

Bakau, Gambia

When I first planned this trip, I never though I will go to Gambia. But when you are travelling, you always heard of people talking about a certain country nearby which always make you wanted to go there. Gambia is the one. When I was traveling around morocco, I told people I will fly to Dakar, everyone suggested me to go to Gambia also because it’s a place to relax:P So, after 2 days in Senegal, I decided I need to go there to take a look. I hired the same guide again who took me to Lac Rose and it’s freaking 350 Euro just to go there for 2 days! But flying there will be around US$580. Maybe I did the right choice to overland over there?????????

Senegal to Gambia

I had to work up at 6am in the morning in order to go to the shuttle station. It’s a 5 hours drive all the way down to the border of Gambia. My guide helped me to get a seat right next to the driver so it wasn’t that bad on the road. After the road trip and border control, we then had to take a ferry to cross the Gambia river and get to the capital city-Banjul.

at Gambia port
Ferry to Gambia from Senegal

From there, we took a taxi to a paradise town called Bakau:) By the time We got there’s it’s already 4:00pm.

Bacau, Gambia
beach in Bacau, Gambia
Bacau, Gambia-Africa

Local are playing football there but tourists can found all sorts of activities to do over there- just like the Caribbean:)

Gambian Playing Football at Bacau
Beach in Bacau, gambia-Africa
beautiful sunset at bacau, africa

I totally forgot about my swimsuit so I just went swimming with my UNDERWEAR ON:P. it’s fun:P

edgymix at Bacau Gambia

Sunset was beautiful and we had a beautiful dinner on the beachfront because the villa we were staying were a beach front villa. So beautiful!

Sunset at Bacau, Gambia Africa

The next morning, I woke up at around 8am and went for a walk. I went to a delta which lead to the Gambia River.

Delta at the gambia river

Then walk along the beach by myself:) I noticed one things very interesting-there’s so many Gambia guys doing push up or weigh lifting by the beach! And there’s many Gambia guys walking around topless and showing off their muscular body!

at Bakau, Gambia

Before I went to Gambia, people already told me Gambia is a paradise for many european because-

(1) The beach is beautiful over there(well, it’s not as beautiful as most Caribbean island to me:P)

(2) There are many hot Gambian Guys and Girls over there and a lot of European came all the way down there for this!

beautiful beach in Bacau-gambia
bacau-gambia beach

So, for my 2 hours walk along the beach, every 10 mins there would be some local guys come up to me and tried to talk to me. They would told me how lucky they were to see me today and they dreamed of marriage one day @_@ Hah….what a funny experience:P

volcanic beach in Gambia

So, what do you think about Gambia so far?

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  1. :))) Niceeee! Looks amazing!
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  2. Hi Tammy! I think is a really awesome place! I didnt imagine it you know! Yep, remember you havent planned to go there at first!:) Stunning pics dear! You surf, go girl!:P Kisses dear and take care!:*

  3. Hi Tammy, I agree it is a beautiful beach. the coastline is just awesome.
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  4. Lovely pictures and so glad you went there:) Looks amazing. Stay away from the muscle boys;) How about that picture with people washing their horses???? Cool
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  5. It look wonderful!
    the beach is woow!
    Hope you are staying safe too dear,
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  6. Dearest Tammy,
    Wise decision for going to Gambia. Even with the travel taking that many hours but worth it. That’s also the ONLY way for getting a feel how locals live over there and how they cope with distances. You were lucky for having the same guide joining you. Looks like those male want to impress on females by showing off their toned bodies and strength…
    Have a safe journey and I wish you could add some flags to my blog:
    Hugs to you,

  7. Great images!

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  8. My dear thank you for introducing me to this lovely place thanks to your wonderful pictures!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  9. My dearest Tammy……….I feel so (i don’t know how i feel)…Here is cold and wet and you are posting pics from sunny beaches……
    Best Regards
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  10. Amazing photos, the beauty of the beach takes my breath away! 🙂
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  11. What a great experince!
    Very nice photos Tammy!
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  12. Wow so many things have happened since I last visited your blog! I’ve been so busy with work that I didn’t have time to catch up unfortunately, but I’m back now to enjoy your photos and stories 🙂
    The continuation of your trip after Morocco sounds really exciting! Gambia looks so different and yet so beautiful. The beach is so big, it looks amazing!

  13. Wow, I always wanted to go there, and now I know for sure . Beautiful Tammy! Love the photos as always 😀

  14. Fabulous place, it is beautiful 🙂
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  15. Beautiful photos, and thank you so much for always sharing the most amazing destinations out there. I need a vacation bad but in the mean time I let my imagination run a little with your amazing posts.

  16. gambia is beautiful, ve got an aunty who works in the oil company in gambia, she tells me all the time that gambia is full of kind people, well? i dont know that until i go visit one day :p. you look lovely tammy, glad u re enjoying ur trip so far babes.
    lol@those guys thinking of marriage, u never know tammy?

  17. The beach looks so so beautiful! Loving the sunset shots and horse bathing shots!
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  19. looks nice and beautiful place… have a wonderful Christmas, dear Tammy :))))
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