ACCOMPANYING PERSONS PROGRAM

VISIT OF THE CITY OF BAMAKO

May 7, 2018 | 14h00
Departure from the LAICO l’Amitié HOTEL
May 7, 2018 | 14h00
May 7, 2018 | 14h30
Arrival at the SOGOLON TOWER

The monument represents a buffalo (Dô) and bears the name of Soundjata Keita’s mother, founder of Mali Empire. Its portrait pays tribute to the Malian woman of all time.

May 7, 2018 | 14h30
May 7, 2018 | 15h00-15h30
Visit of the TOWER OF AFRICA

Framed in the form of a massive baobab of 46 meters high, the tower carries a broken jar on its topmost part. Meaning that « if all the citizens join hands together and block the hole in the canary the country will be saved .

May 7, 2018 | 15h00-15h30
May 7, 2018 | 16h00-16h30
Visit of the GENERAL SOUMARE MONUMENT

It is located at the end of the 3rd bridge of Bamako. It is a green space dedicated to the founder of the Malian army. This place is highly visited by married couples on Sundays for photo shootings.

May 7, 2018 | 16h00-16h30
May 7, 2018 | 17h00-17h30
Visit of the PLACE DE l’ OUA, the VILLAGE of KOULOUBA and the PRESIDENTIAL PALACE.

It used to serve as residence of the Governor in colonial era, it is currently serving as residence of the President of the Republic. Then referred to as the « Hill of Power » Its height reflects the African traditional concept of « the chief is always on the top while his subjects are below .

May 7, 2018 | 17h00-17h30
May 7, 2018 | 18h00-18h15
Visit of the JARDIN DU CINQUANTENAIRE.

A real architectural display, the garden reveals all the characteristics of the Dogon habitat. Engraved on the rock, it serves as a place of relaxation for youth.

May 7, 2018 | 18h00-18h15
May 7, 2018 | 18h30-18h45
Visit of the MONUMENT OF INDEPENDENCE.

It is the Ark of Triumph of Mali. A mile away, The Administrative City was built as a result of Mali-Libya Cooperation. It is a Sudanese architectural style.

May 7, 2018 | 18h30-18h45
END of the DAY - Back to the LAICO l’Amitié HOTEL
Tuesday MAY 8, 2018:
May 8, 2018 | 08h30
Departure from the LAICO l’Amitié HOTEL
May 8, 2018 | 08h30
May 8, 2018 | 09h00
Visit of the NATIONAL PARK

Built on 17 hectares in the heart of Bamako city, it is the result of the partnership of Mali- Aga khan foundation. It is built and equipped for cultural and sportive activities. With its large green spaces, it is visited by a large number of pedestrians. It is also a great place of relaxation as well as a place for cultural and educational exchange. A stop will be made to visit the prehistoric cave on the way.

May 8, 2018 | 09h00
May 8, 2018 | 10h00
Arrival at the NATIONAL MUSEUM

It presents various permanent and temporary exhibitions on the prehistory in Mali: the costumes, the musical instruments, the ritual objects of the various ethnic groups living in Mali. The National Museum of Mali is the recipient of the 2007 Prince Claus Award, presented by Prince Constantin of the Netherlands, in homage to the work undertaken by the museum in preventing the looting and trafficking of cultural properties

May 8, 2018 | 10h00
May 8, 2018 | 11h30-12h30
Visit of the ARTS AND CRAFTS CENTER

It presents various permanent and temporary exhibitions on the prehistory in Mali: the costumes, the musical instruments, the ritual objects of the various ethnic groups living in Mali. The National Museum of Mali is the recipient of the 2007 Prince Claus Award, presented by Prince Constantin of the Netherlands, in homage to the work undertaken by the museum in preventing the looting and trafficking of cultural properties

May 8, 2018 | 11h30-12h30
May 8, 2018 | 13h00-14h30
LUNCH while listening to the traditional KORA music at the SANTORO RESTAURANT

Here is a real museum-type restaurant where every object has an African touch. Well designed to meet the Malian tradition.

May 8, 2018 | 13h00-14h30
May 8, 2018 | 15h00-18h00
Visit of the LOCAL CLOTH-DYE CENTER OF MAGAMBOUGOU

Visit to the Centre of the widows ’Association of Kalaban. Boat trip on the Niger River. Meeting Fishermen, and enjoying a peaceful ride while watching the birds and the splendid sunset.

 

END of the Day – Back to the LAICO l’Amitié HOTEL

May 8, 2018 | 15h00-18h00
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