The market of Serekunda is the biggest one in the Gambia, it is open all days of the week. It shows the Gambian people in full colours, with women wearing colourful cloths, carry baskets on their heads and children on their backs. I will guide you over the market and show you places that are very difficult to find in the myriad of streets and alleys.
The excursion will take around 2.5 hours from start to return at your hotel.
Serekunda is the biggest town in Gambia. Although Banjul is the capital, Banjul cannot expand because of the location. As Serekunda is so big, it has around 400.000 inhabitants, it has an important regional function, and the size of the market reflects that. It is very safe to visit the market, but because it is so big, crowded and consists of a myriad of small alleys, you will see more of the market if you have me as a tour guide. Serekunda is very different from European towns. The streets are mostly sand roads with big potholes, and very crowded. Cows are walking through the streets and traffic can be very congested. You will hardly find any traffic lights or road signs and all seems to be unorganized. You will not see any highrise builings, most houses have corrugated iron roofs. Still, the typical Africal atmosphere has definitely its charms. You will see women carrying they children on the back, in colourful cloths, or with luggage on their heads. The people are friendly and smiling. If you want to see eeveryday life in a large Arican town, this is where you should start your holidays in Gambia.
There are many crafts markets in Gambia where you can buy wood work. The Serekunda market is open every day and has not only craft to offer, it has everything, varying from fruit and meat to watches, shoes, bags, and smart phones.