Katchikally Crocodile Pool, Bakau

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Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Dare to touch a crocodile at Katchikally Crocodile Pool, home to some 80 reptiles of various ages and sizes. With a guidance of a trainer you can get close to some of the tamer crocs, living in sacred ponds used as sites for fertility rituals. A popular tourist spot, this 3.6 hectare (9 acre) complex also features an ethnographic museum with a souvenir shop. You'll also find a short nature trail and a refreshments bar on site. Using our international travel planner, Bakau attractions like Katchikally Crocodile Pool can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The reason we went there is the small museum. There you can learn about the culture, especially Mandinka, but also about history. We loved it  more »
  • What a great place! This is not a zoo, this is where the crocodiles choose to stay and live, they are free to leave if they want, we loved to see this natural place and pool and the crocodiles are...  more »
  • Amazing experience, you get to touch the crocodiles while the guides help take pictures of you. A perfect environment to just sit and enjoy nature.
  • It was a very fascinating experience. You get to touch the crocodiles too! There has never been an incident so don’t panic.
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