For £399 per person head to The Gambia, a little slice of West Africa that's six hours from the UK and praised by The Daily Telegraph for its "sandy beaches, fabulous wildlife and virtually guaranteed sunshine". This deal from The Gambia Experience includes flights, a week's 4-star accommodation and a massive discount of up to 50% on the regular price.
This special offer is valid for departures on 15, 18, 22, 29 January; 1 February; 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 April. For £50 more per person, travel on 5, 8, 12, 19, 22, 26 February; 1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26 March.
Departures are from London Gatwick with Monarch and include a 15kg checked baggage allowance.
Seven nights' bed-and-breakfast accommodation is at the Laico Atlantic Hotel & Resort, close to the capital, Banjul. It's set by a private stretch of sandy beach and has facilities including a large swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, a fitness centre and a massage centre. Activities also include croquet, tennis, birdwatching in the hotel's garden and evening entertainment from traditional dancers and local bands. Rooms have air conditioning, a balcony or a terrace, a mini bar and satellite TV.
The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa, with no time difference from the UK. It's known for its year-round warm weather (with average highs of 32°C in spring), fresh seafood and array of exotic birds and wildlife.
Upgrade to half board for an extra £77 per person, per week, or to all inclusive for an extra £200 per person, per week. Fourteen-night stays are also available from £549 per person.
Transfers are not included, but can be added for £15 extra per person.
Click here for more information. However, this special offer can only be booked by phone.
Book by 16 January.