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The Sleeping Camel

Rue 25, Porte 80 | Badalabougou Est, Bamako 0000, Mali
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Ranked #1 of 19 Bamako B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite spots in Bamako. The Sleeping Camel is without a doubt the best deal in BKO: hot water, wifi, and friendly service for under 25,000 fcfa. A great place to meet fellow travelers and learn about what the +223 has to offer. Great new expanded menu including world famous Coulibaly Lemonades. Check out the boat... More

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Much Hadham, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights at the sleeping camel (single guest) Great location, good food, (slightly over priced) First night in room 3, big room, two double beds, very spacious Next three nights, in a dingey mosquito ridden rear room, 1/4 of the size (room 12) Same rates cfa 22500 per night Ridiculous pricing system. The two rooms are incomparible This is... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sleeping Camel is an oasis in Bamako: great food (best bacon & eggs and pesto panini this side of the Sahara), clean rooms, reasonable prices and well located. What makes it extraordinary is the staff, who go above and beyond to make sure that you are comfortable. They are very friendly and willing to help you with whatever you... More

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Dakar, Senegal
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Just stayed at The Camel again and I am amazed at how the modest and unassuming hotel manages to go from strength to strength despite the issues that Mali has faced in recent times. Fantastic accommodation, great food, cold beer and the owner even leant me a pair of jeans when I returned from the bush with only dirty clothes!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This review is well overdue as I stayed at this fantastic place a few years back in December 2010. I was travelling solo through West Africa, having just come up through Ghana and had just taken the long bus ride (made longer still as bus breaking down half way into the journey) from Bobo Dioulasso in Burkina Faso. I arrived... More

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Darwin, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This place is a great, budget oasis in the chaos of Bamako. The rooms are comfortable but not flashy. Separate, shared bathrooms added to whole 'backpacker' feel. Great little bar/casual restaurant on site. Wifi was very good for the region and there are dining options outside the walls. There are limited spaces for parking of overland vehicles so ask ahead... More

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Den Helder, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

My dear friend Conny J. , a Swede living in Nouadhibou, recommended me this hotel. He knows all the good places and junk-yards in West Africa. Well, this is one of the RIGHT PLACES TO STAY ! I had already some experience in Bamako but this Sleeping Camel is my absolute favourite. Nice staff and great Malian dishes (try the... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I stayed at the Sleeping Camel for a few weeks on my backpacking trip through West Africa. Travelling through West Africa as a solo female traveller is great but can be sometimes tough. The Sleeping Camel is an Oasis to recharge your batteries and offers the perfect mixture of some western comfort (cold bear, great food, other travellers to talk... More

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Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile

Great oasis in bustling Bamako. To meet other travellers this is the place to be in Mali. The staff is helpful, the beer is cool, the music rocks: in one sentence, the vibe is awesome. A shopping center and a market are near by, so the Sleeping Camel as well besides beeing a fun place is very convenient too.

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Elmina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

This review comes a little late, having been amongst the first of the guests at The Sleeping Camel when it originally opened and now several times since. Put simply Matt and his team deliver a top quality service for all, regardless of if you are passing through Bamako or staying somewhat longer. Friendly and switched on staff ensure that you... More

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Address: Rue 25, Porte 80 | Badalabougou Est, Bamako 0000, Mali
Location: Mali > Bamako
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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