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The coast of Gambia is one of the best places to head to soak up some sunshine, benefiting from West African climes and glorious surroundings. The relaxing environment ensures that holidaymakers have the best time possible while on their holiday to Kololi Beach and with an abundance of things to do that will suit everyone¿s tastes, boredom isn¿t a word that will enter your vocabulary. Kololi Beach is surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Bijilo Forest and the resort, as a whole, is a particular fave with European holidaymakers. Skirting the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, holidays on Kololi Beach will not only provide you with swathes of silky smooth sand, but will also mean that watersports and seaside treats are part of the agenda too. The Senegambia Strip that leads from the resort to the beach is fringed with an array of bars and restaurants to ensure your evenings aren¿t dull, while active sorts will love the various opportunities on hand to explore the stunning surroundings. Home to a wide choice of culinary options, from international cuisine to local specialties, Kololi Beach has every base covered. A highlight of any holiday here has to be its sun-drenched coast and as a long-established tourist resort, it knows how to make holidays memorable.
Bijilo Forest Park
Surrounding Kololi, Bijilo Forest Park is full to the brim with amazing sights, ranging from lush vegetation and skyscraper trees to exotic birds and vervet monkeys. It¿s a perfect haven for anyone wishing to get back to nature, while the Abuko Natural Park and the Pirang Forest Park are equally popular with nature lovers who wish to explore the wild habitats that have been left largely untouched. Banjul
As the capital of The Gambia, Banjul is full of superb experiences that will give you a real taste of what this faraway destination is all about. From the colours and vibrancy of the main market to the hustle and bustle of the streets that surround it, you can enjoy Gambian culture at its best. Pick up some authentic souvenirs to take back home with you and take the opportunity to learn about the local Batik art. Dream Park
This fairground and amusement centre is a must-see as part of your break in Kololi, particularly if you¿re travelling with the kids. Located near the beach and jam-packed with fun things to do, you can treat the scamps to something different for the day. Grab some food when you¿re there at the restaurant and you won¿t have to worry about sorting dinner for them either.
Take a River Trip
Join the River Gambia from Kololi for a chance to witness some awe-inspiring sights, while also getting closer to the native wildlife, including hippos, monkeys, chimps and crocs. Appreciate the Local Art
The Kololi Village art gallery is a privately run gallery that introduces visitors to the art of West Africa. Showcasing a variety of works by local artists, it also sells some of the products, including sculptures and artwork, so that you could pick up a piece of original Gambian art that would take pride of place on your wall back home. Dive in the Atlantic
Diving is a popular pastime here, with many people choosing to head for Kololi beach and its surroundings simply for this experience alone. The conditions are incredible, while the facilities for divers of all abilities are top notch too. If you¿re not too keen on donning the flippers, there is also a good selection of other watersports available.
As a popular place for holidaymakers to base themselves so that they can explore what else The Gambia holds, Kololi Beach is as much about its location as it is its beach. With the enchanting forest surroundings waiting to be discovered and golden sands ready for you to relax on, what else do you need to enjoy a tranquil Gambian break? Kotu
At less than 2km away from Kololi, Kotu is another idyllic retreat for anyone in search of a little Gambian tranquillity. If all you¿re hoping to find is a gorgeous sandy beach on which to relax and a few bars in which to pass the evening with a chilled beer, Kotu is the place for you. Get away from it all with one of the Direct Holidays package breaks to Kololi Beach and appreciate African culture drenched in sunshine.