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The Reptile Farm

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Village of Kartong, Kartong, Gambia
+220 700 4672
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Scary and very interesting

The only place where you can hang a snake on your neck without being bitten. The spot houses... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
Bakau, Gambia
Kind of complain

We have arrived to the gate of the park at 5:45 pm we met a nice lady on the gate and I tried ti... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
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Village of Kartong, Kartong, Gambia
+220 700 4672
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

The only place where you can hang a snake on your neck without being bitten. The spot houses different types of reptiles in a well secured environment. Its a must see place for any adventurous person.

Thank yusuphafatajo
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We have arrived to the gate of the park at 5:45 pm we met a nice lady on the gate and I tried ti talk to her she answer me hardly, then she said directly i am late and I cant access because the park...More

Thank chadihamcho
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Really important resource in the Gambia! Educational and tourist tours available. Luc is an active community member, providing support and educational services to help wildlife and people.

Thank Etoile983
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I have been maybe 7 times with groups and friends. It is always a great experience and fun. You'll learn loads, handle snakes, turtles even baby crocs. The French owner is fantastically knowledgeable although you'll usually be show around by either his son or another...More

Thank SavernakeBreese
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This small attraction has a collection of local snakes - plus a few other treats. Many have been rescued and looked after at the farm. We were shown round by Edmund, who had excellent knowledge of the reptiles and was easy to talk to about...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I've been several times while leading groups in the area and it is always good fun. The knowledgeable staff make it both interesting and fun; be prepared to hold some snakes, but still go if you're scared of them. If you are lucky enough to...More

Thank SavernakeBreese
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

The 200D entry fee equates to about £3. Spitting cobras, puff adders, Royal pythons, crocs and a monitor lizard are thankfully tempered with terrapins and the odd tortoise. All are introduced in an educational forum by a very knowledgeable owner, who is promoting a harmonious...More

Thank Gordon I
Reviewed 4 April 2016

The reptile farm is approximately in 3-3.5 km from Kartong. If you go from Gunjur to Kartong, it is on the left side. Keep eye on the signboards, we passed it two times before noticing a small wooden signboard. It costs only 200 dalasi (approx....More

Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 31 January 2016

the Guide " slangenman" or snake man is super, with great knowledge and humor he explains from A-Z about indigenous snakes and reptiles. He speaks a bit of dutch too. It was really great and totally unexpected after seeing a few disappointing attractions in West...More

Thank Dirk_a_go
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Experienced the feeling of a 2 metres python around my neck! All the reptiles were presented by an experienced herpetologist answering all our questions. It is something interesting to do around Kartong and it was a nice break during our volunteering project. '11

Thank KarolaRS
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