The Sleeping Camel: Bamako's best backpacker haven
The sleeping camel is no doubt the place to be in Bamako/Mali. Not only do they have a very relaxing oasis in the dusty busy city of Bamako they provide amazing food (everyone who has been to Mali or any other West African country knows that good food Western/European style is a lack!) and cold (in many other places there is no refridgerators) beers and drinks!!
But the best is the connections you get there: It's Number 1 hangout for any other backpackers, travelers, and the owners Matt and Bill have lived there for long time and get you everything what you need to have. Help with visas for other countries, trips to anywhere in the country, etc. Unfortunately at the very moment the north of Mali is in war - I cross my fingers for this beautiful country and for the Sleeping Camel and all my friends there!!
Pool, cold drinks, cheap dorms and affordable twins. outstanding hospitality, best connections in Mali!