13-day Kabara Tour
Mali, Burkina Faso, Benin — 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

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.

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.

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.

Bobo Dioulasso – Hotel Auberge *****

40 air-conditioned s/c rooms, with satellite TV and fridge; swimming pool; convenient in-town location; friendly, helpful staff.

Ouagadougou — Hotel Independance *****

Four-star hotel in town center, with 176 renovated rooms, all with AC, satellite TV, phone, minibar; free Wifi internet; two restaurants, French and African specialties; bar/lounge; room service 24 hrs; business center with internet access; outdoor pool and fitness facility; gift shop, newsstand, foreign exchange.

Ouagadougou — Splendid Hotel *****

Four-star hotel in the town center; 146 renovated rooms, all with AC, satellite TV, telephone; free Wifi internet; multilingual staff; restaurant open 6 AM - 11 PM; bar/lounge; room service; outdoor pool and snack bar, gift shop, newsstand.

Natitingou – Hotel Tata Somba *****

Tata Somba Hotel is small and built in the traditional style of the area. The rooms are arranged around the swimming pool and are quite spacious and very clean. Meals are mostly served outside by the pool. Staff don't speak much English but are they are service-oriented and helpful.

Abomey – Motel d'Abomey *****

The town's best hotel, with well-furnished private s/c rooms and traditional bungalows with air-conditioning, TV, video and phone; nice garden with tall shade trees; the restaurant is one of the best in town; pleasant, helpful staff.

Cotonou – Hotel du Lac *****

Located in the heart of Cotonou, facing the Atlantic Ocean, on Lac Nokoue; 58 pleasant rooms, including 4 apartmentts and 12 luxury studios, all s/c with air-conditioning, phone, satellite tv; swimming pool.

NB: star ratings based on local standards.