10-days Mali Textiles Tour — Hotels


Bamako — Grand Hotel *****



84 air-conditioned rooms with private private bath, satellite TV, direct dial phone and mini-bar; located in the city center, with swimming pools and an excellent restaurant; one of Bamako's best


Djenne — Hotel Campement *****


Located a stone's throw from the Great Mosque, the Hotel Campement is Djenne's largest hotel, recently renovated; most rooms have air-conditioning with private bath; the large restaurant in a gazebo is the best restaurant in Djenne, with local and continental cuisine.


Sangha (Dogon country) — Hotel Campement Guina *****

This basic hotel is well-run with helpful staff. Most of the 36 rooms have an overhead fan and all have a mosquito net and private shower, although only cold water is available. The hotel has electricity, which is run on a generator, from 6 pm to 12 midnight and again from 5 am until approximately 8.30 am and additionally, has a restaurant, serving set meals and a pleasant outdoor seating area. Ideally situated for excursions into the Bandiagara escarpment.


Bandiagara (Dogon country) — Hotel La Falaise *****


New hotel at the gates of Dogon country; efficient staff, 18 S/C rooms with AC or fans, all with mosquito nets and private shower; pleasant garden restaurant; traditional music on the weekends during high season.



Mopti — Hotel Kanaga *****

With a fine location on the banks of the River Niger, the Hotel Kanaga is one of the best hotels in Mali. Most of the 80 rooms are pleasantly decorated with local Malian handicrafts, offer good size bathrooms, air-conditioning and satellite television. The hotel also has a swimming pool and restaurant, with the opportunity to dine outside.


Segou — Hotel Independance *****


Colonial style hotel is family-run and has some 30 rooms, all with private facilities, hot water and air-conditioning. Additionally, the hotel has a very attractive garden and a swimming pool, which is well hidden behind the trees.




NB: star ratings based on local standards.