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The Sleeping Camel

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Centrally Located
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The Sleeping Camel has great food and drink served in a lovely garden. The fish tacos are delicious, plus they have some traditional Malian food, too. Excellent. If you're interested in a boat trip on the Niger River (highly recommended!), they can also organise that with
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The Sleeping Camel; A very friendly camping hotel, the staff are always helpful, and full of information, easy access to shops etc, two supermarkets in walking distance, petrol stations etc etc, they have some amazing African and international groups playing, and some fun nights
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They just add super fast wifi. They have a nice restaurant with friendly atmosphere. We stayed in our roof tent and use clean toilets and hot shower after a long trip frol Mauritania. But the best was Kevin and Heike the managers. Kevin its a great guy, always looking how to
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I would give more than 5 stars if it would be posible, Kevin and Heike has been so nice with us. They have speed wi fi and a nice restaurant. We did camping in outr roof tent, clean bathroom and meet other overlanders. Also rooms a viable. They help us so much fixing our car,
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The Sleeping Camel is simply the best place to stay in Bamako. Lovely staff, good food, safe. Stayed here many times in the course of one year. Never disappointed! Phil, the manager, is a sweetheart! Very helpful! The location is ideal, right next to the german embassy.
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Bridge leading to The Camel
That was our tour truck and our tents on the grounds of the Sleeping Camel.
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Clean and functional en-suite rooms
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Comfortable garden
I don't think they have conference room. Also no pool. Is just a very nice small hotel with a good African restaurant. They allow also to camp.
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"Try the local beer its cheap"
"I liked room 12 and 14 better than room 4, but all were clean and equipped with AC/fans."
"ask for room with bathroom inside if you don't like to have a shared toilet and shower."
"The dorm is great, the resto is good as well, just be careful with all the guys hanging around wanting to become your guide."
"wide facility and price range from AC to ceiling fans to dormitory to camping out."
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