Salaam and a very warm welcome to our expat community in Banjul! If you are moving to Banjul, which is the capital of Gambia, it is likely that you won't have personal friends that have experienced living in the country themselves and who can advise you on your relocation. Have no worries, though, as the InterNations network in Banjul is designed for expats that are based in the city so they can easily connect, interact, advise, and socialize with each other. "What is the cost of living?", "do I need any medical checks usually?" and "are there many places to go out and eat?" might be questions you have before making the move, and the members of our Banjul Community will be happy to help as best as they can.
With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Manila or Bangalore.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Banjul expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Banjul expat forums.
Banjul is perfectly placed on one of Africa's main gateways into the vast Atlantic Ocean, the mouth of the Gambia River. Banjul certainly has its benefits for expats, including some of the world's best beaches, which can be found at the resorts at Kololi along the Senegambia Strip. There are very few expats in professional roles in Gambia, some work for international agencies, or find jobs in the hospitality trade which dominates the coast. There is a selection of international schools in Banjul that parents might consider, including the Banjul American Embassy School and the Marina International School. Due to Banjul's healthy tourism sector, expats can enjoy regular flight connections with a number of major cities worldwide.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Rome or Frankfurt, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
Banjul is one of the most pleasant cities in Africa, due to its picturesque positioning on the coast, but that doesn't mean that relocating there is free from the obstacles that most expats face when moving abroad. InterNations is here to make it easy for you to reach out and connect with other expats in the region, both online and offline. Make use of our groups feature to easily get together with like-minded people who share you interests and hobbies — from sports to culture, you're more than welcome to create your own group! We only ask you to kindly respect our guiding principles of politeness and courtesy when using InterNations, as this helps us to maintain an environment which is welcoming to all.