If you’re looking for a tranquil stay, you should probably look elsewhere. But if you like your markets colourful, clamorous and spilling into the surrounding streets, appreciate energy that illuminates the night and hanker for the opportunity to befriend open and friendly locals, Bamako might just get under your skin. With great restaurants, hotels and nightlife, the best museum in the region and a soundtrack provided by some of Africa’s best music stars, Bamako has plenty of reasons to linger. Experience the culture, music and traditional ambiance of city life Mali. Take a slow boat up the river and into the culturally rich inland delta.