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The Gambia, Rainy & Dry Seasons

Published on 9th March 2021

The Gambia is a small West African country, situated on the Atlantic coast, and is a beautiful strip of land that extends to around 480km into the interior. Known for its gorgeous beaches and diverse ecosystem, tourism is the backbone of Gambia’s economy. Gambia is heavily reliant on tourism as their third-largest contributor to Gambia’s GDP is tourism. The official language is English, which is great for those looking to relocate as English is the most spoken language. 

Well known for its winter sun, Gambia has a wet and dry tropical climate with weather conditions changing dramatically throughout the year. However, the temperature remains steady all year round, despite heavy rainfall or other major conditions. With the temperature staying roughly between 25°c and 35°c, you can always enjoy the tropical heat, even if the time is spent indoors due to rain. 

Gambia’s rainy season:

The intense rainy season generally occurs from June to October. Despite any heavy rainfall that might occur, there is no real risk of hurricanes or flooding. The rainy season is great for nature, as The Gambia becomes green and lush. With August being the wettest and coolest month, the rain is expected to reach up to 400mm. However, the rain tends to fall at night, making it easier to continue with your day-to-day life without getting caught in the rain. 

Gambia’s dry season:

The glorious summer weather generally occurs from November to early June, with the highest temperatures being between March and June. The winter dry season is extremely busy as many love to travel between November and March (Christmas being peak time). There are many benefits to Gambia’s dry season, including plenty of health benefits due to the sun and heat, and great opportunities to see wildlife such as an array of birdlife. 

Best times to visit The Gambia? 

As previously mentioned, The Gambia’s dry season is winter and its hottest period is between March and June. However, this isn’t the ‘best’ time of year. All seasons of the year provide different opportunities and allow you to see different species of wildlife. Visiting The Gambia any time of the year would be extraordinary and the experience would be truly amazing. 

The Gambia is a great place to live and spend time with your loved ones. There are endless amounts of activities that you can enjoy with your friends and family of all ages. There are a variety of tours to participate in including sightseeing, safari, eco, and cultural tours. The Gambia has an abundance of wildlife in its National Park and Reserves. From monkeys, leopards, and hyenas to hippos and rare birds, there are plenty of opportunities to see multiple wildlife while in The Gambia. The beautiful beaches provide an amazing way to relax and soak up the glorious sun while spending quality time with your loved ones. 

Second Home Investment


This property is a three-bed luxury villa for sale in Brufut. This property has a modern design, which includes an open floor plan living room with a dining and kitchen area, as well as 3 large en suite bedrooms with accompanying balconies. This property would be a great second home and would allow you to take full advantage of the summer season. 

Purchasing a second home in The Gambia will provide many advantages. As well as having a private getaway, where you can truly relax and enjoy your time away from work or your day-to-day life, you would be getting an amazing investment. Properties in The Gambia are of great value for money, and being able to visit anytime you want is perfect. When you are not staying in the property, you can even rent your property out during the rainy season. 

Blue Ocean

Here at Blue Ocean, we maintain a full-time team of well-trained Gambian real estate professionals. Our highly skilled staff are dedicated to the services we offer and aim to establish long-term relationships by always prioritising our clients. If you are interested in purchasing property in The Gambia, contact us today!

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