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ABOUT From Bakau to Banjul

Kachikally Crocodile Pool has become a popular tourist spot over the last few years. Over 100 crocodiles live in the natural pool, which is believed to have healing powers. The City of Banjul was founded in 1816. As an important strategic point of the country, it played a crucial role in history. The city lies on a peninsula, surrounded by river Gambia at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. Its position makes it impossible for urban sprawl. It leaves Banjul solely as the administrative and economic centre of the country.
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Itinerary

Arrival

  • The starting point is at Senegambia.
  • Pick-up at your location can be arranged for an additional cost.
  • Accommodation before the tour start can be arranged for an additional cost.

You will visit: 

 

Bakau

City tour

Bakau, known for its famous crocodile pool, fishing tradition, craft market, and the Gambia's only football stadium, is the destination for our trip of the month. The old settlement, also regarded as the third largest town in The Gambia, is well-visited by local and international travellers for various reasons, activities and attractions.

Kachikally

Sacred crocodile pool and museum

Kachikally is one of the most known places in The Gambia, but mainly by the touristic aspect of it. Many people visit it because of the unique experience of touching the real-life crocodile. Alongside more than 100 crocodiles living in Kachikally, you can also do the forest walk and learn from the exhibits in the ethnographic museum. But amongst the locals, Kachikally is known for its healing powers of water.

Banjul

Capital City Tour

As an important strategic point of the country, it played a crucial role in history. The city lies on a peninsula, surrounded by river Gambia at the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean. Its position makes it impossible for urban sprawl. It leaves Banjul solely as the administrative and economic centre of the country.

Besides the vivid combination of architecture, Banjul is also attractive because of the many points of interest. You would not want to miss visiting the Never Again Memorial Arch (The Arch 22), The Gambia National Museum, Albert Market with craft market, and stroll down the streets to see King Fahad Mosque, MacCarthy Square, main port, Edward Francis Small Teaching Hospital, St Mary's Cathedral and more. On the city's outskirts lies another architectural beauty, The National Assembly of The Gambia.

Never Again Memorial Arch

Catch a perfect view

This massive, 36m high gateway, built to celebrate the military coup of July 22nd 1994, grants excellent views of the city and its daily activities. It was built to remember the former president's Yahya Jammeh coup to take control from the then-president Sir Dawda Kairaba Jawara. Soon the arch will be renamed Never Again Memorial Arch in honour of all the victims of gross human rights abuses and violations under former president Yahya Jammeh. The third-floor museum about the coup d’état now tells stories of the victims of the former regime. The bar and restaurant on the same floor are soon to open again, as well as the gift shop.

National Museum of The Gambia

Learn about The Gambia under one roof

The National Museum has the most extensive collection of artefacts and documents documenting The Gambia's culture, nature, and history over the last 70 or more years.

Opened in 1985, The Gambia National Museum plays an important role in tourism promotion and education of visitors and residents about the heritage of The Gambia.

The wooden building, which is very rare to see in The Gambia, houses three floors with different collections. The basement level presents musical heritage and a vast array of instruments played throughout the country, tribes and historical periods. The ground floor concentrates on the capital city, Banjul, showcasing political and historical development as well as its cultural aspect of it. The top floor covers the natural history exhibit. It portrays historical periods from early-age excavations up to post-independence.

End of tour

  • Finishing point is at the pick up location, Senegambia.
  • Accommodation after the tour can be arranged for additional cost.
  • Drop off at your location can be arranged for additional cost.

RATES

Prices are per person. Please note the minimum number of travellers for the tour. Your departure is 100% guaranteed once the minimum number of travellers book the tour. Rates are per person and might vary depending on the availability, requests for changes and number of travellers. For more information, send an inquiry.
You can also book a private and completely customized tour, where the minimum number of guests is not required. For an exact quotation for the number of travellers, please send an inquiry.

PRICES

Group Tour - departures every week (*min 4 travellers)
60€
Group Tour - departures every week (*min 10 travellers)
45€

inclusions

What is included

  • Transport
  • Meals: lunch 
  • All entrance fees
  • All activities
  • Professional guide
  • Guide tips

What is excluded

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Costs of Pick-up and Drop-off at your selected location
  • Breakfast, dinner and snacks
  • Personal items (souvenirs, drinks with meal, travel insurance, visa fees)
  • International flights to and from The Gambia
Private or Group Tour
You can attend this tour as a closed group or individual.
Customization Option
You can request minor changes. Private tour can be completely customized.
Can start any day
Depending on availability, the tour can start in any day of the week.
Family Friendly
Tour is suitable for families with kids more than 6 years old.
1 day trip
This trip starts in the morning and ends in the afternoon.
Activity type: Light
This trip requires light activity.
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FAQ

How to get ready for the trip?

Wear comfortable shoes as the tour will include some walking. Don't forget about water, sun protection, mosquito repellent, and snacks if you get hungry fast. 

Is this trip suitable for families?

This trip is suitable for kids older than 6 years. 

How demanding is the trip?

The trip is easy. It will include some walking, but there will be no serious activity. 

Interview with Mr. Bojang from Kachikally

We got a chance to talk with the Alkalo (village leader) and descendant of the Bojang family which has been taking care of the place since the beginning. He explained how it all began and what are the three most important aspects of the site today.
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OFFERED BY

ITTOG & NNE

The trip is organised by the Insitute of Travel and Tourism of The Gambia (ITTOG) in collaboration with Ninki Nanka Encounters (NNE).

ITTOG specialises in hands-on training mainly in the Travel and Tourism sectors with special emphasis on travel agency, tour operations, tour guiding, ground operations, events management, entrepreneurship/business skills development, responsible/sustainable tourism, community-based tourism, and general tourism business management.

NNE Foundation is a small, new Gambian charity and UK community interest company (CIC) working towards the responsible development of the Ninki Nanka Trail as a community-based tourist destination.

They work on projects with communities, tourism businesses and local government to develop experiences, products and community-based tourism designed to create inspiring, cultural interaction between travellers and local people and use tourism to create livelihood opportunities for host communities along The River Gambia.

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