You will visit:
Bakau is one of the oldest settlements in The Gambia, also regarded as the third largest town in The Gambia. Known for its fishing tradition and many skilled artisans who found their place at one of the friendliest craft markets, this town is well-visited by local and international travellers for various reasons, activities and attractions.
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.
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.
This trip is suitable for kids older than 6 years.
The trip is easy. It will include some walking, but there will be no serious activity.
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.
We do believe it's time for another adventure. Don't spend all of your time in The Gambia in one place. Go out and explore! There are so many beautiful experiences waiting for you. Let us help you pick one - and take care of all the rest.