This excursion is for those of you who want to experience a lot in a single day. We start early in the morning and visit Kachikally Crocodile pool, Serekunda market, Lamin lodge, The wood carving factory in Brikama, Paradise Beach in Sanyang and Tanji fish market. This is a whole-day trip. Make sure to bring water and sunscreen!
Entrance tickets for the different attractions are not included in the price.
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered Pickup from any hotel/anywhere!
What To Expect
Katchikally Crocodile Pool
The Kachikally Crocodile Pool is one of three sacred crocodile pools in the Gambia. The crocodile is a symbol of fertility and the sacred sites are still used for rituals by women who find difficulties getting pregnant. The legend of crocodiles bringing fertility to women dates back 500 years when the Bojang family first settled in the area. It’s said that the fertility spirit rewarded their kindness by providing them with a magic pool. All they had to do was populate it with wildlife. So, they put two crocodiles in the pool. Locals believe that the original two are ancestral to the crocodiles who inhabit it today.
Kachikally crocodile pool is nestled within six acres of tropical forest and there are plenty of nature trails and footpaths to follow if you want to see more of the park.
Brikama is the second largest city after Serekunda and the Brikama woodcarving factory is the largest woodcarving factory in the Gambia.
Approximately 200 woodcarvers sell their creations here and you can find various items made from different woodtypes.
This excursion is for nature lovers. We start our journey driving to Lamin Lodge. Here we hire a boat that will take us for a ride on the creek. After 1-2h we arrive at a village called Daranka where we visit the womens garden and see them collecting oysters of the roots of the mangrove. In Daranka there is also a tree that s called the Elephant tree due to its size.