Tourist Trips to Katchikally Crocodile Pool with Bird Tours Gambia
For visitors wishing to take in less bird-themed trips, Bird Tours Gambia offers
guided trips to tourist attractions.
Of the several sacred pools used in animists ceremonies in the Gambia, the most accessible
is Katchikally at Bakau.
Gambians revere the crocodile as a sacred animal due to its great physical strength
and its mystical powers, and the pools inhabited by these creatures are important
in the animist rituals.
A guardian family look after the sacred pool, a responsibility that has passed down
from generation to generation, and they have built a small but very interesting museum
centre near the entrance about folklore and village life.