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Katchikally Crocodile Pool

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Address: Bakau, Gambia

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Our Taxi driver came in with us and acted as our tour guide and explained all about the museum exhibits and tribal culture which was interesting. It only costs 100 dalasi (£2) per... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bishops Stortford
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The crocodile pool was smaller than I expected. The crocodiles were very docile and I did touch one - very different to what I thought it would feel. The guide was interesting. I thought there was a small "museum" but I didn't find it.

Thank Liz_H_1391
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been there several times and always a beautiful experience if we leave on the side the terrible roads that lead you there. Friendly staff, amazing animals, gorgeous forest. Recommend

Thank BohemiaViajera
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Taxi driver came in with us and acted as our tour guide and explained all about the museum exhibits and tribal culture which was interesting. It only costs 100 dalasi (£2) per person to gain entry to both the museum and crocodile pool. There are experienced guides that take over once you approach the crocodile area, these guys ensure... More 

Thank SmudgerNorfolk
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all it is small- both the museum and the actual pool. It is worth visiting as you can learn a bit more about Gambia. I'm not so sure about the pool itself- it is not a sanctuary or a place where animals get a good care. It is community owned place to attract tourist and it also have... More 

Thank KasiaKat
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

upon entering there is a museum with lots of interesting artifacts and pictures etc;showing life through the ages,excellent walking along the trail to the pool there are lots of birds and intersting trees,you then come to the pool with lots of lazing crocs around it ranging in size from one metre to about three metres(didnt see charlie the legendary croc).a... More 

Thank Stevehallifax
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a quick stop here as part of a larger tour - guides knew lots about the crocs and told us the myths around why its so special. Pool guides looked after us near the crocs so never any sense of danger! Very cool experience and would be great for older kids. Didn't see the museum so can't comment... More 

Thank buddyhollly
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Katchikally features a nice crocodile pool - yes you can touch the crocodiles. Before you leave you must check out the museum, which isn't huge but does offer a nice amount of information about local history and culture. Also local craft sellers available for souvenirs!

Thank Yandeh S
St. Petersburg, Russia
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39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to see crocs. Museum at the entrance. Interesting info about The Gambia and Bakau. Crocs looks quite passive and sleeping, but sometimes awaken and bites each other. So it worth to strictly follow employees recomendations.

Thank Leonid A
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this attraction with laminslocaltours.com. Have never seen so many crocodiles! A once in a lifetime experience. Lamin ensured we all stayed safe and had fun. There is a small local museum to tour at entrance with interesting cultural artifacts.

Thank Anteater117
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We visit here every year as my son says it's not a holiday without visiting katchikally!!! The same faces who work there year after year...all are very pleasant.100 D to get in. Museum has seen better days but it's all about Gambian experiences!!

Thank Paula B

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