The Kachikally Crocodile Pool is located in the heart of Bakau, Gambia, about 16 km from the capital Banjul. It is one of three sacred crocodile pools used as sites for fertility rituals, healing powers and as a place where people come to pray for blessings.
The exact number of crocodiles is not known but it is estimated that there are about 80. The animals were once thought to be Nile Crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus), but research has shown they are Desert or West African Crocodile (Crocodylus suchus), a rare subspecies.
The crocs are very docile and you can stroke or touch them if you want.
The Kachikally Museum is a community run ethnographic museum and there is a nature trail showing flora native to the Gambia.
Visitors can buy something at the souvenir shop or take a refreshment at the restaurant.