Bamako, the capital city of Mali is famous for its rich historical past and vibrant culture. Located along the banks of the World-renowned Niger River, the city is one of the richest areas in West Africa. Tourists from around the world come here for having a glimpse of the lively traditional culture. The various ethnic groups within the city take pride in following their traditions and reflect it effectively in their day-to-day lives, religious ceremonies, festivals and wonderful artifacts.
Some of the major tourist places of interest in Bamako include Bamako Grand Mosque, Pont du Roi Fahd, Muso Kunda Museum and Bamako Regional Museum. Besides this, the Bamako Zoo, Point G Hill, Bamako Botanical Garden and Mali National Museum also attract tourists from around the world. The city is also renowned for its rich musical heritage and is renowned throughout the continent for its musical influence.