Kachikally Crocodile Pool
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Kachikally Crocodile Pool information
Lonely Planet review
One of Gambia's most popular tourist attractions is a sacred site for locals. As crocodiles represent the power of fertility in Gambia, women who experience difficulties in conceiving often come here to pray and wash (any child called Kachikally tells of a successful prayer at the pool). The pool and its adjacent nature trail are home to 78 fully grown and several smaller Nile crocodiles that you can observe basking on the bank. If you dare, many are tame enough to be touched (your guide will point you in their direction). A small museum containing musical instruments and other cultural artefacts are also in the premises.