Katchikally Crocodile Pool, Bakau

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Dare to touch a crocodile at Katchikally Crocodile Pool, home to some 80 reptiles of various ages and sizes. With a guidance of a trainer you can get close to some of the tamer crocs, living in sacred ponds used as sites for fertility rituals. A popular tourist spot, this 3.6 hectare (9 acre) complex also features an ethnographic museum with a souvenir shop. You'll also find a short nature trail and a refreshments bar on site. Using our international travel planner, Bakau attractions like Katchikally Crocodile Pool can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Great place to visit, has a small museum with aincent masks and musical instruments together with the history of The Gambia. A short walk and your at the pool, surprisingly small but has lots of croco...  more »
  • lots of crocodiles but not a lot of movement. Asked for extra money to support the crocodiles. Take hand wash with yu as you are asked to touch the crocodiles.  more »
  • I love coming here, the guides have a lot of info and make sure you are in safe hands. The museum is also very informative. We have been twice now and will go back again.
  • Very nice. It's an ancient place where crocodiles are kept for hundred of years. If you have fertility problems you can go to the pool and let yourself be washed with water from the pool. Nice museum with old folklore and history as well. Crocodiles are very tame and under supervision you can touch them.
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