Azalai Hotel Nord Sud

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Avenue Du Mali Hamdalaya ACI 2000, Bamako, 1060, Mali
Azalai Hotel Nord Sud
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Any good value hotels in Bamako?

by africaadvent

Hi all,

Going to Bamako next month and I was wondering if there were any hotels that offered good value. Most seem to be very expensive or quite seedy from what I've read.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.



Re: Any good value hotels in Bamako?

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Re: Any good value hotels in Bamako?

by pfsmalo

I have a friend just back from Bamako who recommended the Hotel Rabelais, next time I go. I could find out the address and price if you want. As for the rest you have read right.

Re: Any good value hotels in Bamako?

by juliogg

Yes to previous post. I stayed at "Le Rabelais" in July of this year. It is a GREAT VALUE. It also has the BEST FRENCH RESTAURANT in Bamako, if not in ALL of Mali. It also has a Pasteri shop. Next to it there is also TOURAG trinket stand. Consider purchasing the frame with ALL the Tourag Symbols. Tel. (223)20 21 52 98 /20 21 36 37 #2005 Route de Sotuba e-mail (cant read email well) tell them to print it larger.

Re: Any good value hotels in Bamako?

by MelanieBamakoMali

Okay, right away stay away from Google you will only get the expensive very touristy hotels. I can recommend one that has a great shuttle service right to and from the airport.Olympe International Bamako
Sis Badala Extention Bamako-Sénou. OLYMPE HOTEL is 4 four-star with 130 rooms. Each room has satellite TV, direct telephone on the international and high speed Internet connection.
It's located on the hilltop of Badala, on the expressway from the International Airport Bamako Sénou and 10 mins from the city center.

Travel Tips for Bamako

The post office

by Alpha_Ghana

There are no postmen in Mali, there are no addresses. If you want to receive mail, you need to have a PO BOX in a post office.
Addresses are all lie BP and a number or BP E- and a number. BP is for Boîte Postale or Postal Box and the "E" is for "étage" when you box is on the first floor of the post office.

Post is very slow, it takes more than one month from Bamako to Europe. They open all envelopes to foreign countries, more particularly Europe and USA to check if they cannot steal something. All my correspondants in Europe complain that the mail has been open. Last time, I sent some chocolates for the birth of my son, and envelopes had been open, chocolates stolen. Just the card was there but very dirty.

Muslim traditions

by Alpha_Ghana

Reading the Coran is wonderful, it gives you mainly a message of peace. When I see that a lot of people use Coran to justify their crime (like Christians were using the Bible some centuries ago), I am happy to see that in Mali, there is no jihad and terrorisme based on Coran.
People here are religious. They respect the Muslim traditions and they also respect other traditions. There is no war because you are white or Christian.

I can just say: "Take Mali as an example".

Neolithic caves

by sociolingo

Bamako is surrounded by hills on all sides. Its quite spectacular. These hills have been inhabited since the dawn of time and there are still caves to be found which bear witness to this inhabitation. The caves at Point G have rock paintings. From there you will have a great view of the city.

If you travel towards Kita out of Bamako centre you will find signs to the Zoo, the Museum and the Caves at 'Point G'. Follow a single track dirt road to the caves. Expect to pay a small sum, about 250 cfa to the guardian for him to 'look after' your car. This is not a rip off .. it's normal practice in Mali. Regard it as a parking fee.

The Museum

by sociolingo

The National Museum of Mali is well worth a visit. It is housed in a traditional mud brick building and has a wide range of archeological and ethnographic objects including masks, weapons, tapestries and funeral objects. The Museum struggles to pay the bills for keeping the artifacts in good order and to pay the electricity bill, so any visitors are most welcome and you can know that you are really contributing to preserve Mali's past. It is considered to be one of West Africa's best ethnographic museums.

Hot City

by sebblit7

"Fixer translator interpretor in Bamako"

Timothy Poudiougo works at the US embassy but we managed to hire him as local guide translator fixer interpreter for a few days

Call him on cell: +223 661 3154

Great in English and French and very together.

BTW was 38C on average when I was here, but not humid, dry hot, kinda better than wet hot methinks


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