The state of Africa on the west coast is an insider tip. Althoughit it is the smallest country of the continent, it inspires with its diverse landscapes and dreamlike sandy beaches.
The climate in the West African state Gambia is tropical - warm and damp. As usual in the tropics, Gambia has two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. In hardly any other tropical country can they be so clearly distinguished from each other.
The rainy season starts in June and ends in October. The rain usually comes at night, but often in the form of heavy downpours with extreme amounts of water. At this season the humidity increases up to 80%, the temperatures are between 27 and 32°C and remain very high even at night.
In the dry season in the winter and spring months, the sun shines every day and there is absolutly no rain. Humidity drops by up to 30%, temperatures vary between 21 and 30°C, and at night it is much cooler than during the day.
Generally the months between November and March are the best to travel to Gambia. The temperatures are with around 30°C quite pleasant, the humidity ist low and it is dry. Besides it is the best time to observe birds and do game drives.