The sacred crocodile pool in Kachikally on the southeastern outskirts of Bakau used for many generations as a cult and pilgrimage . This is due to the mythological significance of crocodiles as sacred animal and symbol of fertility.So washes to bring the waters of the crocodile pool, according to legend, not only happiness, but have a positive effect on female fertility.

Crocodiles in Kachikally Crocodile Pool
Crocodiles in Kachikally Crocodile Pool

The healing effects of the water attracts pilgrims from all over Gambia. Even with tourists the crocodile pool in Bakau is popular. However, you get less because of the incredible healing powers of the water as because of the crocodiles that here reside the hundreds and can be partly even stroke.

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During a tour of the grounds gives you the option, in a small museum to learn about the history of Kachikally. Here you will also find photos from the colonial era, information on the use of various medicinal plants and traditional rituals. The further course of the tour leads to the crocodile pond past, are always on the crocodiles on the shore or take a walk amidst the visitors.