Kachikally Crocodile Pool

Kachikally Crocodile Pool information

Serekunda & the Atlantic Coast , The Gambia
Address
Street off Salt Matty Rd
Extras Bakau
Telephone
+220 7782479
More information
www.kachikally.com
Prices
admission D60
Opening hours
9am-dusk
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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.