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Address: Bamako, Mali
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Capital of Mali.

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Bamako is in a fly in to and leave city

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... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2011
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Batroun, Lebanon
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 :(

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 into green surroundings and the roads are great. There are a couple of spots where... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 is GREAT for people watching, so park yourself in a corner in the shade and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 a staple, and the cell phone - everywhere!! but not in the villiage. Rustic, authentic,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 could easily be skipped.

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