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I'm looking for travel and living advice for The Gambia, located on the coast of West Africa.

I am going to be doing a 5 month internship there, teaching at the university and doing environmental engineering work throughout communities in the country. This will be my first time travelling to Africa, though not my first time travelling abroad for extended periods of time.

I will be living in the capital city, Banjul, but travelling throughout the country to complete various projects. I will be in Gambia during the rainy season and winter.

I have a general list of things which are good to pack when travelling abroad, but I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas or advice specific to The Gambia or West Africa? Does anyone have any tips for how to not stick out like a sore thumb during my time there and to not get confused with the resort tourists of the area? Just how rainy is the rainy season? Any suggestions for things to do and see while in the country?

Thanks!!!
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