Bakau

Bakau is a bustling town with a maze of small dirt roads and is an ideal area to experience the real Gambia.

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About Bakau

Bakau can be a bit overwhelming if you've not travelled in Africa before - but it's so alive and so full of colour and life it'd be a real shame to miss out. We advise either hooking up with a few other people who want to visit, or finding yourself a friendly taxi driver to help you out.

There are a few excellent restaurants serving traditional Gambian dishes along with banks, supermarkets, post office and the popular Kachikally crocodile pool. There is a very good craft market and local fruit and vegetable market along with the famous fish market which is a sight (and smell)  to behold.

Beaches

This area of coastline is quite dramatic with red rock cliffs interspersed with small beaches. Care should be taken if swimming in this area.

 
 
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