Filed Under (General) by Rob on 25-06-2011

A Hummer like this one:

I remember seeing my first Hummer in West Africa a few years back – it was in Cotonou, Benin and was bright yellow. Then, a few months later, I saw a black one with tinted glass. For quite some time, these seemed to be the only two Hummers in the city.

Since moving to Bamako, I’ve seen somewhere in the region of a dozen Hummers, so maybe there’s something in the saying “Where there’s muck, there’s brass”!!

However, this particular Hummer caught my eye for a very BIG reason. Not because it was white, or nice and shiny, but rather because it was…





AMAZING! Who on earth is going to need – or even want – one of these here in Mali?! Presumably some rich folk with nothing better to do with their money! I’d like to see the window washing boys at the traffic lights tackle this baby!

I looked up other stretch Hummers on line and found this one, almost the same length but with one long window. I also came across this humungous beast of a limo, which has three pairs of wheels at the rear! Insane, but I’d happily take a ride in one if I ever got the chance – wouldn’t you?!?

1 Comment posted on "Things you don’t expect to see in Bamako…"
anne on June 26th, 2011 at 7:43 am #

looks like a bus