Every year, thousands of international visitors come to The Gambia, drawn by its resourcs, to mention the few: (Abuko Nature Reserve, Camel Riding, Cape Point Beach, Bao Bolong Wetland, Janjanbureh Island, Bijilo Forest Park, Juffure Village, Brikama Town, Kachikally Crocodile Pool) Beaches, birds, sunshine, Gambian Music Scene, Gambian Culture, Traditions & Society, Business investment opportunity, and much more. The country's biggest asset: the Gambian people, whose hospitality and friendliness have made it "The Smiling Coast." Tourism has become the fastest-growing sector of the economy, contributing 18% of the country's GDP and providing employment for over 150,000 Gambians. More and more visitors are returning year after year.
“Tourist Destination, Gambia tourism” eBook gives you the complete History and Culture of the Gambia people, to better understand the environment you visit and the tradition related to the people of Gambia, “Tourist Destination, Gambia tourism” eBook is a guide to your successful tour and the information on security regardless the opposite image that you might find of Gambia, the security information is an absolute instant of a safety tourism being presented to insure that you have a clean and satisfied tour experience
Overview of Gambia History
The Gambia's history is marked by almost as much cultural diversity as its current population. The first "tourists" were Portuguese traders in the 1500s who introduced peanuts and cotton before leaving a hundred years later, selling their trading rights to the British. Fort James, established by the British, soon had a rival fort at Albreda, built by the French. During the 17th and 18th centuries, these forts were the scenes of periodic battles between the countries striving for control of regional trade. Britain gained all rights to trade in 1783, and administered the territory from Sierra Leone until 1888, when The Gambia became a crown colony, completely surrounded by French Senegal except for a small section of coastline. In the 1960s, federation with Senegal was considered, but finally in 1965 The Gambia became an independent country with Dawda Kairaba Jawara as first president. He retained power until the beginning of the Second Republic in 1994 under current-President Yahya Jammeh