Sightseeing of Banjul and surrounding including visits to local markets, tye and dye batik factory and National Museum and Katchikally Crocodile pool.
Take in the highlights of Banjul, the capital of Gambia.
Discover the history, culture, traditions and customs of the city.
Gain a fascinating insight into the different aspects of local life.
Shopping and Bargain.
Level 1: Easy - suitable for most people
Appropriate layered clothing, hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.
It is a 4.30 hrs trip that will run twice on that day to Banjul, the capital of The Gambia and its environments.
Our first stop brings us to visit the Katchikally Crocodile Pool of Bakau. The pool was there for other the past 500 years and is considered to be a holy place for barren women.
From here we move onto visit Serrekunda, which is the largest town in the country. Upon arrival at Serrenkunda you visit the tie and dye batik factory that was owned by a Gambian lady called MUSU KEBBA DRAMMEH who has been in this job for over 30 years. Here we witness a display of the production of the batik. An hour is given to everyone to look around if shopping is needed. Prices here are very reasonable and prices can be negotiated if buying a couple of items.
Leaving Serrekunda, we then head towards the capital Banjul, where the guide explains the history of the surrounding area and the city. The first stop in Banjul is the National Museum. Your stop here is for about 45 minutes so lots of information on the culture, traditions, customs and history of our great capital can be taken in.
A drive will take you to the Arch 22, symbol of the July 22nd Revolution. The 37m high Arch is spectacular and a view of the whole city can be seen and its daily activities. Proceeding into the capital we stop at St. Albert’s Market, which is a daily market that has clothes, crafts, food and many other African souvenirs that can be bought at very reasonable prices.
Included: One soft drink per person.
Remarks/requirements: Appropriate layered clothing, hat, sunscreen and comfortable shoes.