Filed Under (Things to do in Bamako) by Rob on 27-09-2010

Go and see a man upon a horse!

Yes, it’s a fun outing to the monument and a steep but short climb to the top of the hill. From the top, you get an impressive view of the valley and the Bamako suburbs.

We took a small picnic and sat under the horse’s front legs for shade. Also, the kids can climb on part of the horse (though only on the right side, as there is a sheer drop to the left!)

To get there, head south over the New Bridge from the airport side, and then turn Westwards, over the ‘echangeur’ and onto the new road towards Guinea. When this road comes to a major junction (with a couple of petrol stations) head straight across, pass some cliffs to your left, and then turn left. From there, it’s a few clicks on a dirt road, so a 4×4 is advised!

Best way to locate it is to look at Tim’s famous Bamako Map. Here you go:

View Tim’s Bamako map in a larger map

I’ve no idea what it commemorates or why it is in such an obscure location where few people pass, but there you go! Of course, if you like equine monuments, you could also check out this one, at the Hippodrome in Bamako as well as this one, of a ‘river horse’!!

Happy horse-spotting!

2 Comments posted on "Things to do in Bamako no.9"
anne on September 27th, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

what’s it made from?

Rob on September 28th, 2010 at 11:36 am #

Clay or concrete, I’d guess. Maybe a mixture of the two!