It seemed like the logical choice since I heard about this place so often along the way. The location is convenient not far from the bridge across the river that takes you right into the city centre. It is a nice area of town. The property is walled and prior to being a hotel was used as an embassy. Accommodation is from camping over dorm and ahred bathroom to en-suite with air condition. I had a simple single room with shared facilities. It was definitely clean and there was a bed with a mosquito net and a fan but otherwise furniture was scarce. I found it overpriced, and it seemed to me that the more or less comfortable rooms were more realistically priced. The outside area is nice and green, with plenty of seating. The bar has cold beer and the restaurant is excellent, even if you don't stay there, try their food. Staff was super friendly although not always helpful. The surrounding area is a nice part of town with some embassies around, predominantly big houses. A restaurant, night club, supermarket, banks and a patisserie are nearby in easy walking distance. Due to the military coup I stayed there for much longer than planned, but I guess if I ever come back to Bamako, I will probably stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in a quiet area of Badalabougou close to the Niger River, a short walk to local bars, eating places, banks & shops, and just a 10 minute walk into the heart of Bamako.The owners have spent 10 years travelling & leading tours throughout Africa and using their experience have set up a little oasis in Bamako for travellers to use as a home away from home and as a base for further travel in West Africa.The Sleeping Camel also features its very own well-stocked bar and restaurant, and a peaceful garden to relax in. ... more less