Mali Shopping

  • Shopping
    by hannette
  • Shopping
    by hannette
  • Shopping
    by hannette

Mali Shopping

  • My favorite vendor of local art

    I have spent almost two years in Mali. I like local craft and Dogon antiques. Siaka is my special provider. You ask him what you want and he can provide. You want local tourist craft, he can provide. You want a real Dogon mask or a Touareg old saber, he will bring it to you and the best prices of the country. I bought a real Kanaga mask, Bogolan,...

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  • Local crafts

    Local crafts in Mali are rich and varied, differing from one region to another. All craft products are made by hand, often in villages. By buying local crafts you are helping to keep these traditions alive and also helping the local economy. Many of the crafts take their influence directly from nature. One of the most famous is the bogolan...

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  • Supermarché or epicerie

    Everywhere in Mail you find supermarchés or epiceries, where you can buy mineral water, softdrinks, sugar, coffee and other stuff, like in this shop in Kayes.I asked the shopkeeper, if I could make a picture of his shop. He gave me permission and was very proud. I liked these shops, especially the way the products are heaped on shelves along the...

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  • Pottery

    In Mopti we saw this part of the market with lots of the most beautiful pottery! I wish I could have taken some, but it was a little bit too heavy..... It was a joy to look at, though!

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  • Fruit and vegetables

    We usually went shopping for our group and went to the local markets. It was not only interesting to see, what was offered, but also to see the differences as we progressed further north. Up in the Sahel there was not much choice left - some tomatos, cucumbers, millet - and that was about it. Plus the people were more "aggressive" trying to get us...

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  • Bamako market

    In the centre of Bamako are a lot of market stalls and shops, where you can buy nearly everything like clothes, indigo, beads, music, music instruments, jewellery... name it.In 1993 the Grand Marché burnt down, so this picture of 1989 of the market can be history now?

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  • Markets

    Since we visited many many markets throughout Mali, we could not only enjoy the people there, the colors, the art of piling up their fruit and vegetables, but also notice the differences: the further north we moved (and that means, the poorer the people), the more aggressively they tried win us as customers - it was so sad to experience!. Fruits...

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  • Bogolan Mud Cloths

    Prices for bogolans are cheaper (and arguably nicer) in Dogon country than in Djenne or Bamako... although quality is probably best in Djenne (but you pay for it). We bought a large for CFA20,000, a medium for CFA7,500 and a small for CFA3,000

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  • Markets

    A great experience is to go to the local markets in Mali. They are very colorful and have a great atmosphere. You can normaly buy clothes and live stock. Sometimes it is not so easy to communicate with the dealers, as not everybody understands french. But you will find ways to deal with this problem...

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  • Bogolan mud cloth

    Bogolan mud cloth are specific to black Africa. You can find nice objects made of it : bags, scarves.You can find as well beautiful colorful cloth.

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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

  • Laico l'Amitie Hotel

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

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  • Grand Hotel Bamako

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

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  • Hotel Salam

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

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  • Hotel Le Rabelais

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

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  • 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

  • Le Relais Hotel

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

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