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This is the real Mali. You can see what the people eats and do it of the more "touristic... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Oscar U
,
Madrid, Spain
via mobile
Very interesting

Well worth a look Usual African stuff but also the dead animal parts for witchery and medicine! You... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
samboDublin
,
Tralee, Ireland
via mobile
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Bamako, Mali
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

This is the real Mali. You can see what the people eats and do it of the more "touristic" places. It is a very crowded place and caution should be observed. There is an area for souvenirs and tourists

Thank Oscar U
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Well worth a look Usual African stuff but also the dead animal parts for witchery and medicine! You will find most things here Seems safe but watch pockets Not too much hassle Easy to get around Recommended

1  Thank samboDublin
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a busy market on a quiet day. You would have to appreciate getting hassled, hot, sweaty, but thisis an African Market place at its best!

1  Thank p w
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

African markets are often a must-see but they often come with the burden of being aggressively pestered to buy and the inherent danger of being robed. Bamako City centre market is different. It has all the bustle of a typical subsaharan market without the liabilities....More

4  Thank Gabriel9431
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Wonderful traditional market in the middle of the city. Crowded,full of busy people, you can find whatever you can imagine, from the head of a donkey for spells, to beautiful fabrics and clothing. Food, handcrafts, tools...just walk around.

2  Thank Colungueando
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

Basically somewhere to go and get ripped off. Not worth it. Everyone wants to make a buck off any foreigners. Goshhh..,. I'd avoid it. You can buy your soveniers from the stores. Not worth the hassle.

2  Thank devinewise
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

veru crowded on saturday atfernoon, full of african life but not of african handrycrafts, goog to spend one hour or so.

1  Thank agusticassa
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

I love African markets -- you never know who you might meet or what you might find around the next corner. That said, the Bamako central market is not for anyone who dislikes crowds or hangers-on. Two hours is my limit and I always go...More

2  Thank Thunderb0lt
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

If you want a pure African shopping experience, that's the place. Is not recommended with children.Very crowded place, it remembers me some market in Istanbul, or afro-arab movies. So is an interesting experience if you realy love Africa. Don't miss the artisans village inside (only...More

1  Thank Stefan B
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

Within a few kms is spread the market where you can get everything under the sun. so one stop shopping place. Local street shopping

2  Thank sameer_cool
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