The 10 Best Things to Do in Kololi, Gambia

April 9, 2018 Hector Krause

The beach town of Kololi is one of Gambia’s most popular vacation spots. Spend a day lolling on the golden sands, then explore “the Strip,” Kololi’s main throughfare, lined with restaurants, hotels and nightclubs. Brave the bush on a guided safari, chatter with the monkeys of Bijilo Forest Park and bargain for handmade treasures at the Senegambia Craft Market.
Restaurants in Kololi

1. Arch Tours

Senegambia Strip Head Office, Kololi, Serekunda, Gambia
Excellent
91%
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5 based on 710 reviews

Arch Tours

Arch Tours are Gambian owned & managed ground tour operators with office in the Senegambia strip next to the scala restaurant on the strip to the monkey park. We offer ethical site seeing tours, tourist trips, Safaris,educational tours,exclusive tours,cultural tours,scenic tours, airport transfers, hotel and private apartment bookings and reservation & excursions in The Gambia & Senegal.we have being operating as a fully insured and registered tour company in the Gambia and Senegal for 11 years.

Reviewed By Dave M - Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

My husband and I booked 3 tours with arch tours, the fatala game reserve with sheriff, the makasuta cultural forest with maimuna and the camel safari with fantau (can't remember the spelling correctly sorry!!)
each one was amazing!!!
We were one the same tour as zoe m below and actually saw them on paradise beach a couple of days later while they were doing 4 in 1 one and us the camel safari.
Each tour was amazing in their own way and would definitely go again if we go back. The drivers were lovely and just a really perfect time. Sheriff really made us feel relaxed in the hustle and bustle of the ferry ride when it was packed!!
Mianuna was brilliant and hilarious and friendly and fantau was an Amazing guide and even held a snake at the reptile farm!! THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH!!

2. Kotu Beach

Kotu, Gambia +220 998 3360
Excellent
53%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
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4.5 based on 567 reviews

Kotu Beach

Reviewed By kass59 - Walsall, United Kingdom

Kotu Beach loverly sands, no busters, beach now cleared of beach boys without permits. Plenty of sunbeds. Be careful of the undercurrent in the sea. That's dangerous.
Nice clean restaurant on beach. Kunta Kinta. Good service, loverly music very friendly people.
Kunta Kinta also Hotel.
Next to that is Palm Beach Hotel.
Next to it is Reynolds Bar.
Nice relaxing atmosphere, pool table, music in the evening. Wednesday night is Barbecue and camp fire good atmosphere. Very friendly people family owned. Ask for Baboucarr Jammeh to do some dancing for you.

3. Bijilo Forest Park

Banjul, Gambia
Excellent
37%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
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4 based on 312 reviews

Bijilo Forest Park

This park contains a wide variety of birds.

Reviewed By Beaubleep - Birmingham, United Kingdom

Basically a small forest where the uneducated selfish tourist can come and ruin the local "wildlife" with the encouragement of the local guides/bumsters.
I wonder what the now totally dependent "friendly" monkeys eat in the low season when the selfish tourists are trashing somewhere else.
To anyone who has a photo of themselves or the family feeding the "friendly" monkeys peanuts if you'd like a photo of what these monkeys look like once people like you leave please drop me a line and I'll forward one to you. Be aware though I don't think you'd use words such as delightful or friendly to describe them anymore, but what do you care you've got your shot to show them down the pub.

4. Katchikally Crocodile Pool

Bakau, Gambia
Excellent
36%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
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4 based on 547 reviews

Katchikally Crocodile Pool

Reviewed By Redpage7

An amazing experience and a must-do...to touch a crocodile is a truly fantastic thing and they are not 'crunchy'!!! Look out for the gigantic 'elephant tree'...it's something else

5. The Spa at Coco Ocean Resort

1 Bamboo Drive | Kombo Coastal Road, Bijilo, Gambia
Excellent
83%
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5 based on 23 reviews

The Spa at Coco Ocean Resort

Reviewed By Sukai C

I do love this place. Where do I start. The spa is fantastic, I feel relaxed from just thinking about it. The service is great the staff bend over backwards to accommodate you. The place is amazing.

6. Black and White Safari - Day Tours

The Strip, Kololi, Serekunda, Gambia
Excellent
89%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
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5 based on 168 reviews

Black and White Safari - Day Tours

Black and White Safari is a fully registered,insured and licensed Ground Tour Operator that is established to show tourist round within the country and beyond so they can see the real and esisting way of gambian people live ,like the culture,tradition,history and also the beautiful land scape of the Gambia and to explore on the very navigable river.The other important main objective of Black and White Safari is to encourage tourist to spend locally also by supporting local shchools and the communities.Therefore if you want to explore and see more about the Gambia in a very comfortable and relaxing adventure with no rush ,hassle free and more educative, use our services.

Reviewed By Faytown

My Mum, my brother and I went to George Town with Lamin at Black & White Safari Tours. Lamin is a lovely man and is very knowledgeable, we learnt so much about The Gambia from him and enjoyed his company so much that we requested him for our next trip to Fathala National Park and the Roots tour. We would recommend Black & White Safari Tours to anybody visiting the Gambia. Armstrong and his team are extremely professional and can't do enough for you. They're willing to fit the trips around you and what you want to do, for example they squeezed the Fathalla Park and Roots tour into one day for us as we were only there for 1 werk and didnt have enough time to do everything we wanted to do. The groups are small and personal (to George Town was just the 3 of us and Lamin and Bax the driver) and an amazing experience. One tip, take lots of pens, pencils, paper etc for the children in the villages. It is not the same villages receiving gifts over and over again, we visited villages that rarely ever have visitors as there are so many along the way. I only wish we had taken more gifts as the look on the faces of the children and their families is life changing. I will definitely return to the Gambia and use Black & White Safari for any trips we do. :)

7. Bakau Fish Market

Bakau Pier, Bakau, Gambia
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
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4.5 based on 74 reviews

Bakau Fish Market

At 9 am the fishing boats go out to sea for the day at 4pm they return and the Bakau Fishing Market is open for business. Go to Bakau Guest House Iiagrasroculteexperietrulyamazing!!!!

Reviewed By Ihadawheelbarrow - Darley Dale, United Kingdom

Great place to visit but do so with a guide and negotiate the price hard! In the middle of the market you feel a million mile away from the tourist areas and with a guide we felt very safe.

8. Tour Gambia

Brusubi PMB 781, Gambia
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

Tour Gambia

A very warm welcome to The Gambia – the smiling coast of West Africa – from your personal, professional tour guide Modou Barry. The Gambia, the smallest country on Mainland Africa, is just six hours away from major European destinations and being on the same time zone you will not experience any jet lag. It is an increasingly popular and affordable winter destination, attracting visitors.

Reviewed By Nightowl0808 - Lichfield, United Kingdom

They are out of town but will pick you up. The old Landrover 110 work horse but well prepared and a well informed driver. For me a go along see and rest of party had an excellent trip out. Price very reasonable compared to some,

9. Bushwhacker Tours day tours

Senegambia Strip, Kololi, Serekunda, Gambia
Excellent
93%
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5 based on 123 reviews

Bushwhacker Tours day tours

Reviewed By Przemek-Polska - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

We had a great day together with a guide name Malcolm. The trip itself was nicely organized, with good cars and convenient times. We even had a big cool-box with soft drinks. Malcolm is a professional, very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Definitely worth recommending!

10. Mo's Taxi Service Gambia

Kotu, Gambia +220 720 2851
Excellent
96%
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5 based on 25 reviews

Mo's Taxi Service Gambia

Mo's Taxi service, representing the smiling coast of Africa: Gambia! With my comfortable Mercedes I will bring you anywhere, anytime. You can call me for the short distance, or even to discover Gambia. During the drive I would like to tell you more about my country. You can find me around the Kotu Beach Hotel road & area, just ask for Mo. Or send me a text message / give me a call. See you!

Reviewed By nienkekollias2015 - The Hague, The Netherlands

We heard about Mo through another hotel guest. On our last day we went with Mo to the Serrekunda market. He is a really kind person and works hard to provide for his whole family. A really modest guy who also takes care for his car a lot. If you want, Mo can bring you somewhere and pick you up, but he can also take you on tours. His guidance at the Serrekunda market was very helpfull. We felt safe and Mo also helped to make honest prices for us ;)

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