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Flights to Bamako

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Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali. It's situated on the banks of the Niger River, a major waterway that cuts through West Africa. The city itself is relatively young, founded in the 17th century, but Mali has a rich history dating back to ancient West African empires. Bamako is a good base to explore the country's cultural offerings. You can visit the National Museum which houses archaeological and ethnographic artifacts showcasing Mali's rich past. The city also comes alive at night with traditional music performances, particularly djeliya music, a UNESCO world heritage tradition.

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Airports near Bamako

Reach Bamako your way. You can easily travel to Bamako using any of these 4 airports.

Bamako-Sénou International Airport

This is the main international airport serving Bamako, Mali. It is located approximately 15 kilometres (9 miles) southeast of the city centre, making it the closest and most convenient option for travellers.


Blaise Diagne International Airport

Located in Dakar, Senegal, this airport is about a 6-hour drive from Bamako. While it is not within a reasonable driving distance, it is a major regional airport with connections to Bamako through various airlines.


Ouagadougou Airport

Situated in Ouagadougou, the capital city of Burkina Faso, this airport is approximately a 7-hour drive from Bamako. Similar to Blaise Diagne International Airport, it serves as a regional hub with connecting flights to Bamako.


Conakry International Airport

Located in Conakry, the capital city of Guinea, this airport is about an 8-hour drive from Bamako. It is another regional airport that offers connecting flights to Bamako for travellers who prefer to drive to a closer destination.

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Things to do in Bamako

With a wide variety of attractions in Bamako, we've narrowed it down to our top 3 selections to make your planning easier:

National Museum of Mali

The National Museum of Mali in Bamako is a must-visit attraction. It showcases Mali's rich history and culture with ancient manuscripts, traditional masks, and archaeological finds. It's a captivating journey through time that will leave you with a profound appreciation for Mali's heritage.

Bamako Grand Mosque

This architectural marvel is one of the largest mosques in Africa and a symbol of Bamako's vibrant Islamic culture. Its towering minarets and intricate designs are a sight to behold. The Bamako Grand Mosque is not just a place of worship, but also a testament to the city's religious devotion and architectural prowess.

Bamako Market

Immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Bamako's central market. This vibrant marketplace is a sensory overload of sights, sounds, and smells. From colourful textiles and handmade crafts to fresh produce and local delicacies, the Bamako Market offers a unique shopping experience that's as much about the journey as it is about the destination.

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