Village Complex (Kololi)


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Village Complex (Kololi)

The so-called Village Complex in Kololi is an open-air shopping area with a multitude of stores, street vendors stalls, restaurants and eateries to fit any taste and budget. There is a children's shopping area on premises and a few useful businesses, such as a dental clinic and a supermarket.


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.