With relatively short flight times, temperatures in the high 20s throughout the year and "fantastic value for money" (The Guardian), The Gambia has always been a favourite at Travelzoo. With this deal from Voyager Travel Direct, you can head to the smallest country on mainland Africa for £775 for solo travellers, saving a whopping 52% on the cost of packaging it yourself.
Return flights to Gambia with 20kg checked luggage, seven nights at the 4.5 star Sheraton Gambia Hotel Resort & Spa in a Standard Baobab Room on an all-inclusive basis and return transfers.
Depart from London Gatwick on 29 August; 5, 12, 19, 26 September. Or fly on 15 August; 3, 10 October for an extra £50 per person.
This hillside resort overlooks the beach near the village of Brufut. On-site facilities include an infinity pool, a kids' pool, a spa, volleyball courts and table tennis. Lunch is served al fresco at the Balafon Beachfront Restaurant, while breakfast and dinner are served in the buffet-style Crematata, which has sea views.
The all-inclusive board covers breakfast, lunch, dinner, soft drinks and local alcoholic drinks -- from 7am-11pm daily. There is also a 20% spa discount for all guests.
About the area
Attractions in the area include the fishing village of Tanji, Bijilo Forest Park, where monkeys abound, and the Albert Market in Banjul, which has stalls selling fresh produce, clothes, fabric and souvenirs.
Upgrade to a Deluxe Beach Boabab Room for an extra £126 per room, or a Deluxe Sunset Palm Room for an extra £182 per room.
Transfers & baggage
Both are included.
See Voyager Travel Direct's website for more information, but call the number below to book.