Mali Nightlife

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Mali Nightlife

  • Cool evening - Segou.

    A terrific setting in a lovely garden for this restaurant - bar where they have live music as of Friday through to Sunday. The atmosphere is more cultured than the "Golfe" but the local band, using koras as well as the drums and balafon starts warming up the clientele from about 23.00 onwards.You can eat here beforehand and then get your boogie...

  • Thunderous drumming - Segou.

    This is more a maquis than a restaurant, quite small and intimate. Food is not bad with portions that unless you're famished you won't finish. Practically every night night there is a local group playing, balafon, djembé and other local instruments. It really warms up when the colection hat goes round and the drummers follow it. All good fun. Very...

  • Don't stay in the hotel after dark!

    In Djenne we asked around for live music and found it at an outdoor restaurant, the name of which I don't remember. The town is very small, so it's pretty easy to follow the ears to a drum performance. Anyway, the spontaneity of watching the young men drum traditional beats and young women entertain with a dance competition was simply delightful....

  • An evening with the Touareg

    An intersting evening was spent with the Touareg around a camp fire being entertained by various dances - many involving daunting mock swords fights. No audience participation there!

  • Sunset

    Mali is not high on Nightlife as we know it, and no-one in their right mind would go there for that reason. People watching with a glass of beer in one hand at one of the small bars, or as here, just gazing out on the sunset over Bani River (a tributary of Niger) at Mopti is all you need to end another amazing day!

  • Evasion

    modern little night club with a DJ; 20 and 30-something crowd mostly. dress to impress; I didn't see any traditional dress though.

  • Appaloosa

    Not typical but... with air conditioning !!! When the outside temperature is above 40, you appreciate !!

  • When in Segou, check out the...

    When in Segou, check out the Jardin Mombaso across the street from the Petit Marche and next to Farafina Bogolan. This bar might be the best in Mali, it was absolutely rocking every night during the African Cup, with players, press, and fans from all over Africa dancing there. On Friday and Saturday nights there is usually a live band playing. Some...

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Mali Hotels

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  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako

    ACI 2000, Hamdallaye, (formerly Radisson SAS), Bamako, 2566, Mali

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Mirabeau

    Quartier du fleuve - rue 311, Bamako, BP E 3506, Mali

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Le Relais Hotel

    Le Relais is a three star hotel on the Koulikoro road in the Hippodrome area of town. Behind it's...

  • Laico l'Amitie Hotel

    Now Libyan owned and abandoned by the Sofitel hotel chain, the lobby in the late afternoon and...

  • Grand Hotel Bamako

    A large hotel built in the 1950s and renovated in the 1980s. There is a swimming pool which is among...

  • Hotel Salam

    I have stayed several times at the Salam. It is conveniently located just into the city across the...

  • Hotel Le Rabelais

    We stayed in this Hotel on our return from Timbuktu. This is a great place. Its a small hotel with...

  • Le Djenne

    Missira 1, Rue 08, POrte 1039, Hippodrome, Bamako, Mali

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mission Catholique

    rue 361, Bamako, Mali

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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