Bamako City Centre Market, Bamako

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Steep your senses in the flavors and colors of Bamako City Centre Market, a traditional market in the heart of the capital. This noisy, vibrant mish-mash of stands, huts, and semi-covered shops offers anything you can imagine, from food to electronics to livestock. Donkey carts and women with crammed baskets on their heads pass by jam-packed stalls, while vendors hawk goats, turkeys, and sheep heads. Look for traditional Malian handicrafts as you explore this labyrinth. The intensity here may overwhelm the faint-hearted: go with the flow, and bring a bottle of water. Use our Bamako trip itinerary planner to add Bamako City Centre Market and other attractions to your Bamako vacation plans.
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  • I was guided around Bamako and Segou by an excellent local who can fix tours all over the country ,his prices were great and i highly recommend him .His name is Dolo, speaks perfect English and...  more »
  • If you enjoy outdoor busy and noisy markets then this market will be good. Haggling is normal and ask for big discounts  more »

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