Gambia (officially the Republic of The Gambia), commonly known as Gambia, is a country in Western Africa. The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa , bordered to the north, east, and south by Senegal, and has a small coast on the Atlantic Ocean in the west.
Its borders roughly correspond to the path of the Gambia River, the nation's namesake, which flows through the country's center and empties into the
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Most tourists travel to The Gambia during the dry and relatively cool months from November to February (daytime maximums around 24°C / 75 F). This is also the best time to watch wildlife and birds. The wet season starts around late June and lasts until late September, when temperatures rise to around 30°C / 86 F, the rains make some upcountry roads inaccessible, vegetation is lush and the rivers swelling.