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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
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.
I love African markets -- you never know who you might meet or what you might find around the next corner. That said, the Bamako central market is not for anyone who dislikes crowds or hangers-on. Two hours is my limit and I always go...More
If you want a pure African shopping experience, that's the place. Is not recommended with children.Very crowded place, it remembers me some market in Istanbul, or afro-arab movies. So is an interesting experience if you realy love Africa. Don't miss the artisans village inside (only...More
This is a very interesting place. There you can find all interesting features of Mali. I especially recommend to visit that part of the market, where they sell copies of traditional works. There you can find sculptures and masks of high quality.