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Katchikally Crocodile Pool

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Doing the place up nicely

Went to see the crocodiles today with my family, the museum has had work done to it to make it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 in 1 tour

There's probably a few travel operators providing this tour and there's certainly plenty of locals... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There's probably a few travel operators providing this tour and there's certainly plenty of locals offering a taxi style trip. But mine was booked through our Gambia experience rep and included the crocodile pond and museum tour. These fish eating crocodiles! once fed are quite...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit but not exceptional. They request a donation for food for the crocs! You can have your pic taken whilst touching them

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a magnificent place that I have been to 3 times. There is an interesting museum documenting a lot of history. Then you go to the pool and there are over 100 crocs just basking in the sun. You can stroke them. Some people...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank lymetreel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a tour by the men who look after the crocodiles and what a great team they are showing you all the hiding places that the crocodiles use. A must visit if you are in Gambia.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Peter O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not much to see. Just poor crocs, have no idea how they poison them to keep that calm. Entrance is 100 D, which is ok. But then the so called "guides" will force you to take them for the tips that are 300-400 D (absolutely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nik M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the crocodiles today with my family, the museum has had work done to it to make it much better for the public and also the crocodile place was having work done to it too. The tour guy was amazing who walked us...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank keenened
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is good value for money, as a small museum is also on site. I would advise you have a taxi or take an official tour to get there as it is located in the middle of a busy local area and may be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank johnhU5033UL
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The town of Bakau, just 12 km from Banjul, the capital of The Gambia, hosts an interesting site. A pool with crocodiles, which inexplicably allow themselves to be touched and petted. The pool is named Kachikally (also Katchically or Katchikali) and belongs to the Bojang...More

Date of experience: October 2017
3  Thank Davis F
Reviewed 28 September 2018

Health and Safety in Europe wouldn't let you do half the things you can do here. Pose for a photo cuddling a crocodile, lift up its legs & tail - amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank frances_lawrence
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

I pop for a visit to see the crocodiles each time in the area ... where else could you do this ?! Defiantly worth a visit , maybe not small children 😕

Date of experience: January 2018
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30 December 2016|
Response from Nickydenise | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure of the times. Our guide just took us around 11am as he said that is when the crocodiles are out soaking up the sun. I suspect they are open every day (because everything was on Christmas Day) but cannot be... More
27 October 2016|
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Response from steveb66uk | Reviewed this property |
No need to book. Staff there can guide you. We fed the crocs fish. You can get close enough to crocs to touch them and have photos taken next to them but don't touch their heads. We also took hand sanitzer gel to use after.