Bamako, Mali

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** BAMAKO, MALI **

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    Amadous1
    15 Mar 2020
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    Bamako is the capital and the largest city in Mali. 70% of the industrial activity of the country happen here. The service sector is the most developed, and the city thrives in crafts and trade. Street vendors are everywhere and the downtown area is highly congested and polluted. The Sheraton Hotel will be my pick to stay, it is the Best Hotel in the City with 5 star amenities and amazing staff. Friendly people and welcoming

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    Nandieeheart
    18 Oct 2019
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    Mali is my home country, I went several times to visit my family.
    Bamako always remind me where I come from, Africa, its crazy hot, full of colors, green but also crowded, busy, a lot odors, flavors…I love it!
    What to visit? Well Bamako is booming just like most of Africa’s big cities (don’t believe the media) there are many things that you can see, do and experience.
    Life is much cheaper for tourists (because the currency is weak).

    -My favorate place is “Soukouba” Bamako big market, you can find there anything you can think of (Food, art craft, jewelries, traditional clothes, traditional medicine, spices, musical instruments, beauty shops..) I honestly spend at list 4H hours every time. I also like to go talk with the creators and artists, they have a very interesting perspective on African and European lifestyle, always great conversations.
    -I also visited the national Zoo right next to the Parc National du Mali and the National Museum. There are many restaurants around, its relaxing and great places to stay when it’s 40° outsite (just saying).
    -the night life is very busy too, I went to the Biblos and Ibiza Club, there are many more in the city center.
    -we went to picnic next to the river as one of my cousin live there. I would recommend you to go to the Badalodge Restaurant and Hotel, great pleace to stay but also for a relaxing day at the swimming pool.
    The Hotel Salam is nice too and right in the city center.
    -If you want to go outside of Bamako and see more nature, go to Siby it is a must see at 50km from the capital city. Beautiful mountains, Waterfalls and village experience.

    West African people are well known for being welcoming and sharing whatever they have with strangers. Moreover the story of Mali is so impressive, it was part of the well-known Mandingue Empire.
    I can tell that travel while black is wonderful, they are waiting for you.

    Hotel Salam = https://www.tripadvisor.fr/Hotel_Review-g293813-d570098-Reviews-Azalai_Hotel_Bamako-Bamako.html#photos;aggregationId=101&albumid=101&filter=7&ff=380257136
    Badalodge = https://www.tripadvisor.fr/Hotel_Review-g293813-d1822255-Reviews-BadaLodge-Bamako.html

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