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2-Day Bamako Sightseeing Tour
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, History, Tribal Experience

  • Duration

    2 Days

  • Language

    English, Spanish

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

Embark on a tour to Bamako, Mali's bustling capital city to see major highlights of the fascinating Mande area. Enjoy an evening cruise on the Niger River, learn about Sundiata Keita, the legendary former king, visit the Musukunda Museum and National Museum, learn how local women make soaps and butter, and more!

Highlights
  • Sail on the Niger River
  • Visit the Musukunda Museum  
  • Learn about local tribal traditions
  • Day 1: Mande tour expand_more
    • Travel to the mountain village of Mandé in the Western region of Mali with your Malian tour guide. 

    • Learn about the history of Sundiata Keita, the legendary former king of the ancient Malian Empire.  

    • Marvel at the Fanfamba Grotto, the former meeting place of the village elders, the cave of Kamadian, with compartments for artisans including blacksmiths, hunters, traditional fortune tellers, and chiefs. There is a small sacred pool where sacrifices are made in an effort to achieve wealth and prosperity, better health, and protection against evil.

    • See a Donso, a traditional hunter in his clothes. 

    • Visit the center where local women produce butter and soap with “Chi tree” nuts. 

    • Go on a 2-hour sail on the Niger River in a traditional Pinasse in the afternoon.

    • Return to Bamako

  • Day 2: Explore Bamako expand_more
    • Explore the capital city Bamako situated on the Niger River, Africa’s 3rd longest. 

    • See sculptors, weavers, leather workers, jewelers, and metal workers exhibiting their wares and displaying their skills in the city’s craft bazaar. 

    • Visit the National Museum, providing an excellent introduction to the ethnic diversity of the country, with your Malian tour guide. 

    • Tour the Musukunda Museum where you will see the different types of women’s clothing by ethnic group. 

    • Explore the recycling market of Bamako where local artists turn one man’s trash into another’s treasure time permitting.

What's Included
  • Transportation in private vehicle
  • English-speaking Mali guide
  • Admission to listed sites and events
  • Touristic taxes
What's Excluded
  • Flight

  • Cost of visa

  • Meals

  • Travel insurance

  • Drinks

Meeting Point

Bamako, Mali

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Starting From
USD USD USD
USD 600.00 / Person

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