Katchikali Sacred Crocodile Pool
- Address: C/O Post Office, Bakau Newtown, Gambia
- Phone: +220- 7782479
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Family And Kids, Point Of Interest
Popular for being of three sacred crocodile pools used as sites for fertility rituals, the Katchikali Sacred Crocodile Pool is tucked in the heart of the Bakau, Gambia and is only ten miles away from the capital Banjul. Home to approximately 80 crocodiles of different species, this crocodile pool is spread across an area of 9 acre and houses a museum, mini-forest nature trail, a souvenir shop & drinks bar. Open Monday through Sunday between 0800 hours and 1900 hours, this pool is a great place to discover the grandeur of a Nile crocodile with your family and friends on a rejuvenating weekend.
Katchikali Sacred Crocodile Pool Reviews & Ratings
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.
Very nice. Also an interesting tour about the history of Gambia
Lovely place. Crocodiles, although no longer young, have asylum there. I recommend taking a look at this place.
On our way to the Katchikali Sacred Croc pit, our guide told us there's never been a Croc related accident here. I want to doubt that that's true but getting there and getting to straddle one and pull the tail of another without getting attached makes me more inclined to believe. If you go here, take a second to appreciate the gorgeous murals out front.
A natural mystic and sacred crocodile pool.