Gambia in a word: Brotha’.
Chance of Hooking up: 3.5 / 5
Quality of Girls: 3 / 5
Nightlife: 3.5 / 5
Smoking tolerance level: 4 / 5
Beer: €1 for a local Julbrew.
Bed: €15 – 20 for a private room. (Leybato)
Bud: €2 buys you enough for a week!
Board: €5 for a meal in tourist areas.
Budget other: You will need taxis to get around. Add €5 a day to your budget.
The Gambian coast is cheap, fun and relaxed. Did you know it’s also one of the biggest desinations in the world for female sex tourism? 50 year old fat German, Dutch and British chicks with attractive, 6-pack 20 year old Gambians are a common site. My problem with the Gambia – tourists get hassled more here than anywhere else on the West African Coast. “Bumsters” as they’re known, will approach you constantly. Some of them are alright, but some are just plain annoying. “One Love”, “You are my Brother” and “It’s nice to be nice” will be ringing in your ear every twenty minutes. While Gambians are decent enough and honest, many will try and leech off you. Be polite but assertive in your interactions. That said, Gambians are very relaxed and love to party.
If you haven’t already, I’d strongly recommend you read my article Sex in Africa 101 before continuing.
English is spoken by almost everyone. The majority of local girls are from the Mandinka tribe(42%), followed by the Fulani (18%) then Wolof (mostly in Banjul) and others. The Mandinka look is quite diverse but in Gambia they are typically quite dark. The Fulani are the lightest tribe, are slighter and have smaller facial features. In general, Gambians aren’t the most beautiful in the region, but plenty have slim and sexy bodies. 90% of the population are Muslim; as a result, most do not drink alcohol. That said, Gambian girls like to let their hair down (but can be hard to find sometimes!). At night, many of the girls come from other West African countries. They come to earn money as hookers. Most are from Guinea, Mali and Senegal, with some from Liberia and Sierra Leone. These girls tend to be hardcore and are more likely to give you trouble. If you’re looking for a good time, I’d suggest actively hunting down a local Gambian girl. Forget day game and pipelining. If you don’t want to shore, I’d suggest going for bar girls or waitresses (but you probably will be shoring anyway!). If you want to check out more Gambian girls check out this poorly made music video.
At night, Senegambia is the place to be. Decline any invitations to reggae parties, they usually all men.
Located in Senegambia, this big open-air club is a little unpredictable. It’s more of a giant function hall so it’s depends on what night you go. It’s very much a local scene. Ask around. Outside of the weekends it can be dead.
This is the place to be. It’s a little pokey and overpriced, but every night it’s packed full of sexy chicks from all over West Africa. The Balcony outside is a good place to chat up girls. If you’re a white guy you should have no problem picking up here. Just watch your ass! And try and avoid foreigners.
Where to buy marijuana: EVERYWHERE! You will be offered it constantly. But ask the staff in your hotel, they will get you a good deal.
Prague Marijuana Prices: It’s practically free, but average quality. Our first night we paid 30 cent for a few grams. 100 Gambian worth (around €2.50) will get you stoned for a whole week!
My Gambian Experience
This was our first stop on the Siege of West Africa. I was on the coast for 3 nights. I stayed on the beach at Leybato motel and spent my time getting stoned on a hammocks and partying at night. My second night there I met a sexy Gambian Mandinka girl in Wow who invited my back to her place. She was very sweet. In my experience, I found Guinea girls slightly problematic. They’re hardcore, be careful. Also, be wary of bumsters. They became so annoying we just started to pretend we were both from Azerbaijan and spoke no English.
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