Travel

 

Travelling to and away

 

When to go: we recommend you plan your holiday in Casamance between December and March, outside the rainy season, which means frequent heavy rain. The poor state some roads can occasionally make it difficult to get around during that season.

Flights: Abene is closer to the Gambian border than to Dakar. Flights to Banjul and Dakar are available all year.

As Abene is situated close to the Gambian border, it is easier to fly to Banjul than Dakar. We are happy to arrange transport from the airport for a small fee if you wish. Please contact us for prices. The journey by road takes approximately 2 hours from Banjul Airport to Abene. Please be aware that travel in Senegal is expensive in relation to other African countries. The cost of travel to and from the airport is now around 40 000cfa each way. This was an average charge for the 2008/9 season.

However if you decide to fly to Dakar, please be aware that it takes a whole day to reach Abene by road. If you still book a flight to the capital, we will be happy to advise you on different types of transport available to use for this journey.

If you are not a UK resident, please check if you need a visa to enter Gambia or Senegal

Journey To And From Banjul Airport

WE WILL BE HAPPY TO ARRANGE A MEMBER OF CASSIOPEIA TO MEET YOU/TRAVEL WITH YOU AND TRANSPORT FOR YOU TO AND FROM FROM BANJUL AIRPORT AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF YOUR HOLIDAY.....TRAVEL IS RELATIVELY   EXPENSIVE IN SENEGAL AND AT THE PRESENT TIME A JOURNEY FROM ABÉNÉ TO BANJUL AIRPORT BY TAXI IS AROUND 40,000 CFA   EACH WAY FOR A CAR



For flights, check the following companies :

Gambia Experience
First Choice
Thomson Fly
Airflights
Monarch Airlines
Flightline
Charteflight Centre

 
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