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  • What is voltage at your guesthouse and can I charge my phone?
    The voltage at our guesthouse is 220 volts, and the outlets are European style. Most phone and device chargers work with a range of voltages, from 100 to 240 volts. We recommend that you check the voltage range on your device's charger to be sure. You can use an adapter for the plugs, but please note that these do not change the voltage.
  • Can I pay with a credit cards?
    Sorry, but we do not accept credit cards. In fact, credit cards are still rarely accepted throughout the country.
  • Is it safe to drink the tap water?
    While our guesthouse has a bore hole and the water is generally quite clean, we still recommend drinking the filtered water provided for you in the refrigerator and in the containers in your suite. As you use the water, please sit the empty containers aside and our housekeeping will refill them with clean filtered water. When you are out, typically bottled water is sold everywhere but we frequently use the local ice from restaurants in our drinks without any issues.
  • Is there Wi-Fi at the guesthouse and is it reliable?
    Yes, there is free WiFi at the guesthouse but internet does not have the same speed or reliability found in more developed countries. From time to time, and sometime for long periods, the internet will stop working or the speeds will get very slow.
  • What is the local currency?
    The local currency in The Gambia is the Dalasi. The average conversion rate from USD to Dalasi is currently around 60 Dalasi for 1 USD.
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    Yes. To add media follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Create a new FAQ or edit an existing one 3. From the answer text box click on the video, image or GIF icon 4. Add media from your library and save.
  • What is the climate like? What types of clothes should I pack?
    The Gambia is a sub tropical climate and is hot most of the year. We have two seasons, a rainy season that lasts from July until September and a dry season that goes from October until June. December and January are the coolest months and a light jacket is sometimes needed in the evenings. If you are coming during the rainy season, make sure to wear shoes that can deal with a lot of mud and puddles. Many areas are not paved and things get very muddy during the rainy season.
  • Is English spoken widely in The Gambia?
    If you are the city areas then English is widely spoken. If you plan to go out into the villages, various tribal languages are spoken with few people being educated in English. The most commonly spoken tribal language is Wolof.
  • What is the local transport like? Can I rent a car?
    The Gambia has a lot of taxis that are relatively easy to use. We also have numbers for taxi drivers who can pick you up if you let us you need one. Car rental is possible at a few places but can be a bit challenging to deal with the paperwork.
  • Is it customary to tip in The Gambia? If so, how much?
    It depends on where you are. At most restaurants a tourist is likely to go to, tipping is expected although percentages are not as high as some western countries. Baggage handlers at the airport expect tips if they help you with your bags.
  • Is there any medical service or hospital nearby?
    Yes, there are various hospitals and clinics nearby but realize the medical care in The Gambia is not the same as other more developed countries. We would highly recommend that you purchase a good quality emergency medical evacuation insurance prior to your departure just in case of a true emergency. We have experienced two people having to be medically evacuated out of The Gambia and that insurance is crucial. The cost of an evacuation flight can be hundreds of thousand of US dollars.
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