Serekunda market in gambia


Gambia’s economic center

A travel guide to Serrekunda

Serekunda is home to about 400.000 people and it seems to burst at all seams. Serekunda is Gambia’s biggest city and has long become the economic hub. It’s not exactly pretty, nor relaxing but it’s definitely worth a visit to get a glimpse into a busy, authentic Gambian city. Serekunda is also home to Gambia’s biggest market.

Serekunda -a city bursting with life

Serekunda has evolved over time and actually consists of 9 villages which became one over time. It is not the typical tourist destination and has such as very little touristic infrastructure. The city is very functional and far from pretty, but we found it a bit easier to interact with locals and welcomed a change after our rather lazy days in Kololi.

Day-trip Serekunda

Serekunda offered us an authentic glimpse into urban West African culture and life. It is  easy to reach by bus from the Kombo St. Mary area and such predestined for a day-trip.