Things to Do
The Craft Market is one of Kololi’s largest attractions, located directly on the Kololi Strip. It’s a thriving tourist area when you can discover some handmade items to take home. You’ll find magnificent pieces of art made by the skillful locals, who can even personalise certain items for you, and be a part of a culture filled day that’ll certainly leave you with an experience to remember.
Prepare to be amazed at how the wood carvers make their traditional African Masks and ornaments, you’ll feel compelled to take home such a finely crafted souvenir. See tailors sewing brightly coloured Gambian clothing or even have your very own tailor-made traditional outfit to wear and feel a part of the vibrant culture.
Djembe Players may make an appearance at the market, bringing traditional sounds to add to the fun and energetic atmosphere. You’ll be able to join in with the dancing and learn how to play the Djembe drums. You’ll find a range of finely crafted Djembe drums to buy around the market, they make a great souvenir or you could learn to play and become an expert yourself.
Don’t forget to take a break at one of the surrounding restaurants and café’s; you’ll find a mixture of cuisines that will accommodate all tastes. If you’re looking for a real taste of Gambian culture, then you’ll find it in the streets of this bustling market. Don’t forget to leave extra room in your suitcase for all the beautiful souvenirs you can’t help but buy!