Our plan changed a lot on the road for The Gambia. We were planning to stay a place around 10-15 days and get rest. But when they had some politic problem and they closed the door for tourists. Everything got ok in 4-5 days. So, we could enter Gambia.
We took the ferry to go to Banjul. He went to the ticket office and didn’t say anything, he gave 2.000 CFA and bought our ticket. The ferry is so busy but for motorcycles there is always place. Actually, the river is not so long but water level is so low. Therefore the ferry is so slow.
We stayed two days in Sukuta camping. They didn’t had electricity and wifi most of the time when we were there but they did charge us for that. That’s why we didn’t want to stay longer. We ride to the south of Gambia to find a nice bungalow to stay. We asked a lot of hotels which are expensive or bad or we didn’t like it. We couldn’t find anything what we were looking for. We decided to ride Kartong and look for the small border. They said it is for local people. We saw a little sign says a hotel. Let’s go to check. ( GPS:13.068632, -16.747039) lovely place next to the river. We stayed two days and so much enjoy. The place is called Stala lodge, when you throw a rock across the river its in Senegal 🙂
And we wanted to follow our road because we couldn’t find a house to stay 10 days and feel we are like in a home. We ride east of Gambia and went to wild camping closed to Soma. People were so friendly and curios what we were doing. It was nice for us to communicate with local people. Because we can’t speak French but can speak English. 😉 Next day, we passed to Senegal again. (Click for border crossing and bribery)
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