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Gambia named among world’s top destinations to visit

The Gambia has made it to The New York Times’ list of best destinations to go in 2019

The award-winning American newspaper said since the arrival of President Adama Barrow, the country has become more accessible than ever.

“Gambia’s tourism industry was hit hard in 2017, when its longtime authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh refused to cede leadership after a shocking election loss, forcing a political standoff that brought foreign troops in. But with its new president, Adama Barrow, now safely in place, there’s a renewed sense of hope across continental Africa’s smallest country — now more accessible than ever.”

The New York Timesfurther disclosed The Gambia is home to Africa’s longest-running center for rehabilitating chimpanzees into the wild.

Peregrine Adventures, a company built by travellers for travellers, recently launched its first cruise up the River Gambia, with a stop at Baboon Island, home to hippos, crocodiles and chimpanzees and Kunta Kinte Island to uncover the story of Kunta Kinteh.

According to the American newspaper, new and coming hotels, including the African Princess Beach Hotel, and two properties by Thomas Cook, will serve as stylish bases. And new direct flights from Europe make getting to the country easier than ever.

The New York Times, which has won 125 Pulitzer Prizes -more than any other newspaper, is ranked 17th in the world by circulation and 2nd in the U.S.


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