Senegambia Craft Market


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Senegambia Craft Market

Do not hesitate to haggle at this tourist-geared craft market – prices here tend to be higher than elsewhere (like Serekunda) but may be significantly brought down with the right amount of negotiation. Items on sale range from traditional jewellery to wood carvings, woven baskets, and other knick knacks.


One rule to remember when shopping in Gambia is to be ruthless at haggling - in most cases, prices may be brought down by at least one-third of the original number. Neither Banjul nor its surroundings offer much of the western-style shopping some travelers may be expecting to find - there are little to none of glass display stores or shopping centres, with most shopping carried out at local markets or straight off hawker stalls. Items worth bringing back home include woodwork (masks, especially), fabrics, traditional jewelry and crafts, and even local treats and foodstuffs.