13-day TAmira Tour
Mali and Guinea — 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.

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.

Kankan – Unihotel *****

Located on the university grounds, this is the best hotel in Kankan; opened in 2000; basic, impeccably clean rooms with AC.

Kissidougou – Hotel Savanah *****

Lovely hotel with AC rooms; electrical generator runs until 1:00 AM.

Kindia – Hotel Flamboyant *****

This lovely hotel is composed of bungalows, and the restaurant is open-air, beneath a straw-roofed gazebo -- by all appearances, an African village! s/c rooms with AC and TV; swimming

Conakry – Hotel Novotel *****

The Novotel Ghi conakry is a 3-star hotel in the centre of Conakry in the residential area close to the sea. The hotel offers 196 spacious AC rooms, two restaurants and two bars. Twenty minutes from Gbessia Airport; on-site facilities include outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and gym.

NB: star ratings based on local standards.