Bamako travel guide

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You're Going to Love Bamako

Bamako lies on the Niger River in West Africa, a historic center for arts and culture along with commerce and trade. From the busy and colorful open air markets to the many museums, with the area's natural beauty close by, Bamako offers visitors classic West African hospitality.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Bamako

When to Visit Bamako

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With its tropical climate, Bamako draws tourists during the relatively cooler and drier months of November to February, when temperatures average between 90 and 95.

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How to Get to Bamako

Airports near Bamako

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Where to Stay in Bamako

The Hotel Le Loft is one of the city's older hotels, offering a stylish blend of old and modern decor. At the Radisson Blu, you'll enjoy a trendy take on modern African design and furnishings.

Popular Neighborhoods in Bamako

Where to stay in popular areas of Bamako

Most booked hotels in Bamako

How to Get Around Bamako

The Cost of Living in Bamako

Shopping Streets

Look to the Marché de Medina, where locals shop for bargains and you'll find open air stalls with handicrafts along with food and other items. For modern shopping opportunities, look to the malls on the outskirts of the city, located on either side of the river.

Groceries and Other

ALS and Supermarket Le Miniprix are located throughout Bamako, with good prices and well-stocked shelves. A quart of milk costs about CFA 1,500, and a dozen eggs about CFA 1,100.

Cheap meal
Cheap meal
£1.89
A pair of jeans
A pair of jeans
£12.39
Single public transport ticket
Single public transport ticket
£1.13
Cappuccino
Cappuccino
£1.39

Where to Eat in Bamako

Experience classic Malian specialties with live music at San Toro, where main dishes start at about CFA 8,400. You can dine on traditional French cooking and wines at Hotel Le Campagnard, starting at around CFA 12,000.