Holy crocodile pool
The holy crocodile pool in Bakau is a real must see. According to folklore the pool is believed to hold supernatural healing powers especially for infertility.
Many women come from all over the country to wash themselves with the holy water hoping for a good fertility. A lot of other ancient rituals are also performed at the pool and many myths find their origin here. The Kachikally pool is a wonderful place and many people say they can feel the spirituality there.
About 80 crocodiles live in the pool and you can pet most of them. Whether that is because they are fed or because they are real holy crocodiles, nobody knows. There are many different stories going around.
In the Gambia, several of these pools exist (some with, others without crocodiles) but the pool in Bakau is the closest within the tourist area.
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