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Crocodile pool

Place, where you can see crocodiles very close. You are in the same area with the crocodiles. It is... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
Jouni M
via mobile
great place to stroke a croc

I am known for having accidents so my partner was a little apprehensive about going here and... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
Faye J
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We first visited this attraction - a sacred crocodile pool - some 30 years ago. Then, you entered the pool by climbing down a metal ladder, stepped through the sleeping crocs, patted them and had your photo taken. Next time we visited, around 20 years ago, we were told that tourists could no longer enter the crocodile area. This time we were told the same at our hotel but decided to visit anyway, for old times' sake. In a green taxi, the return journey is 800 dalasi (£16) from the Sheraton. However by local yellow-and-green taxi, easily hailed from the main road, it is half that.

Accompanied by our taxi driver, we paid the 50 dalasi entry fee and looked though the wire mesh at the large number of crocodiles, some moving about. They were bigger than I remembered from previous visits. Then - oh yes! - we saw that some tourists had been guided into the crocodile area, apparently through a gap in the fence. I rushed over there and was indeed able to enter the pool surrounds and stroke a crocodile or two. Excellent. It is quite an experience because the crocodiles are big enough to do someone serious damage if they were in the mood for it. This is one of the better excursions available and a cheap few hours out by local taxi.

2  Thank BroLucius
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Reviewed February 14, 2013

Very good and interesting visit once you got used to crocodiles roaming round the area. The museum attached to the pool was interesting and our guide was very knowledgeable about the musical instruments on display.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Make time you will learn alot and see the crocs,
Only 2-3 hours from Hotel Ocean bay.
Ratty (Tour guide ) One off the best for this trip and you will come back with a smile on your face

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Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

I greatly enjoyed visiting the crocodile pool, having only seen them in zoo's and wildlife parks this was a completely different experience.
When you arrive there is a museum about Gambian culture, which was really interesting - everything from tribal juju's to musical instruments.
The crocs all looked happy and content, a few were sunbathing when we were there and we got to stroke and have our photographs taken with one of the crocodiles. A must do if you visit!

Thank Royalchi
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Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Just lots of crocodiles in a pool.. You can touch them and have photos taken which is nice, there's a museum before they take you in, we did this as part of a day trip and wouldn't have gone there off our own backs

Thank Vickyannex
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