' Gambia Wildlife at the Snake & Reptile Centre

Gambian Wildlife at the Snake & Reptile Centre

Gambia Snake and Reptile Centre

Inside a well-preserved forest near Kartong you will find a collection of Gambian reptiles. Snakes, chameleons, turtles, lizards and others animals.

Some are extremely dangerous, others like the Python are not dangerous and have been tamed. These can be handled if you wish.

All the reptiles are presented by an experienced herpetologist during a one hour tour who will answer any questions you ask.

This half day trip combines well with a visit to the Art Gallery and/or a trip up the river: only D2,000 / person when you combine all three (instead of D3,500 / person when doing them separately).

Gambia activities | Snakes & reptiles | lizards
Gambia activities | Snakes & reptiles | snake
Gambia activities | Snakes & reptiles | chameleon
Gambia activities | Snakes & reptiles | tortoise


Up to 4 hours




Like a local:

Not available


Transport and admission fees.


Food, drinks and personal expenses.


Possible by contacting David.


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Other activities

Guided or not?

Most activities going out include a guide. We advise you take a guide with you so you can get the most out of your trip. There are tours you can do without a guide and when in doubt we will gladly advise you.

Like a local?

Most activities going out include a private taxi, though some trips can be done by bush taxi. Depending on the route you can use this local means of transport. If available, the price mentioned includes the bush taxi instead of a private taxi.


Birding and fishing can be prepaid while booking your stay through our website, but all of our activities can also be prepaid after you have booked by contacting David.

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Call Dodou in The Gambia:

+220 773 2060

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