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  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
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Beautiful beach in Serrekunda, Gambia

Are you planning a trip to The Gambia? 

Get the best Gambian dalasi foreign exchange rates. 

Start your journey right by converting your pound sterling to Gambian dalasi online through Manor FX. 

We guarantee top-notch travel money rates, so you get more bang for your buck, or should we say, more dalasi for your pound!

Order Gambian dalasi with us. It’s so simple, and we deliver straight to your doorstep. You can also swing by our Manor FX bureau close to Heathrow to pick up your travel cash.

At Manor FX, we make converting GBP to Gambian dalasi straightforward and worry-free. 

Fast delivery and easy online transactions mean you can tick one more thing off your travel checklist without any fuss.

Gambian travel money 

Ready for your trip to Gambia’s breathtaking beaches or its vibrant markets? Here’s what you need to know about handling money there.

Where can I get Gambian dalasi from?

It’s not always easy to find places that exchange this currency because it’s a minor and closed currency. 

But fret not; Manor FX offers competitive rates for converting GBP to Gambian dalasi. We even throw in free home delivery for orders over £750, or you can collect your dalasis from our store.

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Buiba, the Gambia, Africa, girls sitting in front of an old white building with colourful material hanging in the door behind, outdoors on a sunny day

Where can I buy Gambian Dalasi in the UK?

You can buy Gambian dalasi from us here at Manor FX. 

Since the dalasi is less commonly traded, it’s wise to sort your travel money ahead of time.

Avoid the last-minute rush by ordering your dalasis from us online. With our secure home delivery service, you’ll get the best exchange rate for Gambian dalasi and enjoy peace of mind.

Should I exchange money before my trip?

Absolutely! Having some Gambian dalasis ready means you’re prepared for immediate expenses like transport or a quick bite to eat. 

We offer the best rates for Gambian dalasi, so get your currency exchange sorted today! We also offer great rates to convert Gambian dalasi to British pound when you return from your trip.

What currency is best for Gambia?

While the dalasi is the official currency, some places might accept other major currencies for larger transactions. However, it’s always best to have Gambian dalasis for day-to-day expenses.

Kayaking in green mangrove forest in Gambia.

Can you use euros in Gambia?

Yes, you can use euros in some places in The Gambia, especially in tourist areas and big hotels. But having Gambian dalasi for everyday shopping and smaller places is still a good idea.

Can you use USD in Gambia?

Yes, you can use US dollars in The Gambia, especially in tourist spots and larger hotels. However, it’s best to have Gambian dalasi for local markets and smaller shops.

Do you need cash in Gambia?

In the Gambia, having both is handy. Use your card for convenience in hotels or larger stores, but cash is king in markets and for smaller expenses. It’s all about balance.

Can you pay with a card in Gambia?

Yes, you can use your bank cards, especially in bigger towns and tourist spots. However, carrying some cash in dalasis for smaller purchases and venturing off the beaten path is a good idea. Do inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid any card issues.

Traditional vegetable bazaar in Farafenni, Gambia.

What is the best way to pay in Gambia?

In The Gambia, paying with cash, especially in Gambian dalasi, is usually the best way. Cards might work in big hotels and tourist spots, but lots of places prefer cash.

How much money do you need per day in Gambia?

  • Budget traveller: Around £20-£30 should cover basic needs.
  • Mid-range traveller: Expect to spend about £50-£70 for more comfort.
  • Luxury traveller: For top-notch experiences, £100 or more will be the range.

Remember, these are just estimates. It’s always good to have a little extra, just in case.

Avoiding ATM fees in the Gambia

To save on fees, use ATMs at major banks and withdraw larger amounts less frequently. Check if your bank has partner banks in The Gambia to possibly avoid fees.

Campbell's mona monkey or Campbell's guenon monkey, Gambia

Tipping in the Gambia

Tipping is appreciated but optional. A little extra for good service is always welcome.

Is it cheap in Gambia for tourists?

Yes, The Gambia offers great value for money, making it a fantastic option for travellers watching their budget.

Is Gambian dalasi a closed currency?

Yes, the Gambian dalasi is a closed currency. This means you can usually only buy and sell dalasis within The Gambia, and it’s only generally available in the country. 

Houses and canoe on the Gambia River, in the Makasutu area, The Gambia

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Gambian currency 

Gambian dalasi notes

The dalasi comes in various denominations, including 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 D notes. Each note reflects aspects of the Gambia’s culture and history.

Gambian Dalasi banknotes

Gambian dalasi coins

Gambian dalasi coins are used for smaller transactions and come in 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 bututs and 1 dalasi coins.

Gambian dalasi coins

Gambian currency import and export regulations

When it comes to bringing money into and taking it out of The Gambia, there are specific regulations you should be aware of. Here’s a brief overview:

Importing currency

You can bring in foreign currency without any limits when entering The Gambia. However, it’s essential to declare any amount equivalent to or exceeding $10,000 USD to the customs authorities upon arrival. 

This declaration is crucial to avoid any issues or misunderstandings during your stay or when departing.

Exporting currency

When leaving The Gambia, the rules get a bit stricter. The amount of Gambian dalasi (GMD) you can take out is limited. 

Generally, you’re not allowed to export more than the equivalent of 10,000 dalasi (around £150) in local currency. 

The amount you can take out for foreign currencies should not exceed the amount you declared upon entry, minus what you’ve spent during your stay. 

Keeping receipts for major expenses can help in proving your expenditures if needed.

Buy Gambian dalasi online

Getting your Gambian dalasi is a breeze with Manor FX – you can pay by bank transfer or debit card. 

We offer the best Gambian dalasi exchange rates and guarantee a swift and secure delivery straight to your doorstep or office. 

Alternatively, you can buy currency or pick up your dalasi from our bureau near Heathrow.

Secure the most advantageous GBP to Gambian dalasi rate and exchange your pounds for dalasi today.

Sell Gambian dalasi

Have you got some dalasi left after your travels? No worries, we’ve got attractive rates for you to convert Gambian dalasi to pounds. Just follow this link to convert your remaining Gambian dalasi to UK pounds right away.

View of the ruined walls of the old fort, on James Island, on the Gambia river, West Africa


If you’re from the UK and going to The Gambia, you usually don’t need a visa for short visits up to 28 days. But you might need one if you’re staying longer or for different reasons. Always check the latest info before your trip to be sure.

Before you go to The Gambia, make sure you’re up to date with your routine vaccines. Also, it’s a good idea to get shots for hepatitis A, typhoid, and yellow fever. 

Sometimes, doctors recommend other vaccines based on what you’ll be doing there. Always check with a healthcare professional to get the right advice for your trip.

The best time to visit The Gambia is from November to February. The weather is cooler and dry during these months, making it perfect for exploring and enjoying outdoor activities. 

This period avoids the heavy rains that come with the wet season from June to October, ensuring your adventures are comfortable and enjoyable.

People love dishes like Domoda, a tasty peanut stew with meat and veggies served over rice in The Gambia. 

Another popular dish is Benachin, known as “Jollof rice,” a one-pot rice meal with fish or meat and lots of spices. 

Try Superkanja, a hearty okra stew with fish, meat, and leafy greens, for a real taste of Gambian cooking. These dishes are flavoured and give you a real taste of Gambian cuisine.

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Gambian Dalasis Fast!

  • Free home delivery over £750
  • with Royal Mail Special Delivery 1pm
  • Better rates than the banks
You exchange:
You get:
You exchange:
You get: