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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor28%
  • Terrible14%
7 Nov 2018
“Believe it or not...but there are some true highlights in this town, waiting to be discovered.”
18 Feb 2016
“some so few”
Capital of Mali.
Bamako, Mali
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Bamako may be a city without obvious sights but there are still many things things and places to experience. The city villages and their people are the real sights of this colorful city. In the suburbs you can see so many things, visit potters, blacksmiths,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

less than normal, they should take more care about sights in order to attract tourists, and they have many amazing sights that they really forget about completely :(

Date of experience: February 2016
Thank dory e
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Bamako is a sprawling city through which the river Niger flows. On one end is a hill like formation(supposed to be an extinct volcano?) on which is the President's Palace located. You start driving up the hill,you leave the hustle and bustle of the city,enter...More

Date of experience: September 2014
3  Thank agmathew
Reviewed 5 December 2012

Bamako is not a knock out sightseeing city. There is NO must see location. The Museum is OK but not a knock out. The markets are standard West African. Unfortunately there is no way to walk alongside the Niger River, which flows through town. It...More

Date of experience: March 2012
3  Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 24 January 2012

I did not know that life was so untouched in parts of this world - it is untouched. The pace is slow, the weather hot, the river filled with hand hewn canoes, people washing themselves and clothes. . . sheep in the street, donkey carts...More

Date of experience: January 2012
4  Thank captainchickJO
Reviewed 11 November 2011

A large, noisy, crowded city with few charms. We were there two days at the beginning of our trip and a day when we returned to fly home. The rest of Mali is much more interesting and there is lots to see and do. Bamako...More

Date of experience: October 2011
6  Thank Micheljane
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