Bakau Fish Market, Bakau

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Choose from a wide array of exotic fish and seafood in the bustling, friendly ambience at Bakau Fish Market. Watch fishing boats bring back the daily catch to the smokehouses, where locals later gut, smoke or chill, and package the meat for sale. Wander through the lively market surrounded by huge mango trees, and practice your bartering skills for the lowest price. The market sells everything from butterfish and brightly colored African pirogues to delicious shrimp. Note that many vendors expect payment should you photograph their stalls. By using our Bakau driving holiday planner, you can arrange your visit to Bakau Fish Market and other attractions in Bakau.
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  • An overwhelming experience which stunned me, a massive operation in unbelievable conditions. People so friendly and pleased to see you. I cannot put into words as to how lucky we are compared to these...  more »
  • Beautiful and unique/authentic happenings, but unfortunately also some aggressive bumsters. Tip come late afternoon when the boats come back with fish and make a chat with one of the older men, then stay the bumsters away. Pictures of people (like all over Africa) only after permission otherwise you quarrel. From Senegambiastrip to Bakau fish market per (yellow taxi) Max Dalasi 100 (single). Is opposite the market, a short road with bend down.
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