I spent 3 1/3 weeks at the Sleeping camel and was delighted with the cool atmosphere and the quiet garden with big old trees surrounding the building.
A good place to exchange information with other travellers.
Food is OK, - staff is always very friendly but not extremely fast. They do speak some English, which is not standard in West Africa.
Being located south of the river Niger, the place is quiet at night and access to the airport is easy even when the bridges are closed, as it may happen from time to time.
- 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