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Boiling with activity

This is place not to be missed when in Bamako. A lot of different activities and good sold here... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
michael c
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Stockholm, Sweden
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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
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

If you enjoy outdoor busy and noisy markets then this market will be good. Haggling is normal and ask for big discounts

Thank roryjdoyle
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Craziest place in Bamako. But for a fun time and an authentic Malian experience bring your haggling skills an dive in. Look for the crafts and African cloth stalls. The pagne and bazins here are the best and cheapest in East Africa. But make sure...More

Thank ajaenson71
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Was looking forward to seeing the culture in mali but when visiting the market as my skin color was diffrent from the majority i was overloaded with men,women and kids begging me for money, i understand the poverty there but this was extreme and very...More

Thank offshore09
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is place not to be missed when in Bamako. A lot of different activities and good sold here. Very interesting.

Thank michael c
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

1  Thank Oscar U
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
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
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
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
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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