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Old Jan 26, 16, 5:59 am
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DanielW
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Day 4.

After a decent breakfast at the hotel, I then met up outside for the tour I had organised with Arch Tours. There were also some Brits at the hotel on the tour, with 10 of us total in two land rovers.


We then went for a drive through, Serrekunda, the largest town in The Gambia.


We then stopped to walk around the bustling Serrekunda markets, the biggest markets in The Gambia.


Palm Oil for sale.


Kola nuts. The nuts contain caffeine and are perhaps best known to Western culture as a flavoring ingredient and one of the original sources of caffeine in cola beverages.


Dried fish and vegetables.


We then loaded back into the 4WD's for a visit to Kachikally Crocodile Pool. The crocodiles are relatively docile and are allowed to roam relatively freely. Quite an eerie experience getting so close to these guys with nothing in between.


After making sure they weren't hungry by feeding them a big breakfast of fish, we then got to get up even closer to them!


We then went out to Lamin Lodge, set in the mangroves of a tributary of the Gambia river, for donuts and coffee.


In the mangroves they also farm oysters. Our guide Marie showing how all the oysters shells are then ground up and used for painting local houses.


We then went 'off road' driving through some of the local villages. Some of the other guys had brought sweets for the kids also.
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