airplane to banjul airport (the gambia)

The best option is to get a flight from your destination to Banjul (Gambia Airport) where we pic you up with a private transport and take you all the way to Abene (2h drive). 

We recommend or to find suitable flights.

There are also good options on certain days with different Charter companies that don’t show up in these search engines like TUI and Vingresor (flygstol).


The New Years Retreat will start on the 28th while the 27th is a traveling day and late arrivals on the 27th will stay one night in The Gambia before traveling to Senegal (because of the border to Senegal closes at night). We can help you with the arrangements of this if needed.

Brussel Airlines arrives in Banjul 18.35 on the 27th and departures 20.20 on the 6th of Jan.

Vingresor arrives from Stockholm on the 27th 20.00 and departures 22.00 on the 10th of January. Or from Copenhagen on the 23rd and departs 22.00 on the 6th of Jan. You are welcome to spend the extra nights at Jaliya Camp (for a discounted accommodation fee) or discover Gambia/Senegal on your own!

There are also other options with TUI, Lufthansa, TAP and Royal Air Maroc etc.

The pic ups included in the retreat are to the flights arriving 27-28 of Dec and departure 6-7th of Jan for the New Years Retreat and 13-14 of Jan and departure 24-25 of Jan for the Music and Dance Retreat. If you want to arrive other times we can assist you with the arrangement at your own cost.

Arrival by Airplane or Ferry/Taxi from Dakar

There is also a more adventurous route if you want to make this retreat a part of a bigger journey in Senegal. Then you fly to Dakar and  take the over night ferry, domestic flight (Air Senegal) or car/7-place taxis to Ziguinchor. Just note that it is a long, and not always easy journey from Dakar to Abene!

We can advice you for the best routes and assist you in your planning but you are responsible of how you get to Banjul Airport or to Ziguinchor Harbour or “taxi garage” where we can pic you up and take you to Abene.