Filed Under (Things to do in Bamako) by Rob on 12-11-2011

Go for another walk (or bike ride) along the canal!

Remember this post, showing one canal walk? Well here’s the second one, which can nicely lead from/into the first walk. Start from the Third Bridge and head roughly eastwards along the canal from there. Here’s what the path looks like:

As a new road has recently been made to get to the new Chinese Hospital, it’s best to take the left bank, which will be quieter. Views along the canal are very nice indeed and it’s a relaxing walk/ride:

The first small bridge back over the canal is a couple of kilometres down, then I believe you can cross over and return on the other side. As well as relaxing views of the canal, there are also points where you can get to the Niger River and admire the view there too.

Here’s the canal on Tim’s Bamako Map – the canal is the narrow darker bit below the wider one (which is part of the Niger River). The start of the walk can be seen near the bottom left corner of the picture and the first bridge can be seen near the top right corner. The blue line is the start of the third bridge and the tarmac road half way along (below the canal) is the road to the Chinese Hospital.

View Tim’s Bamako map in a larger map

So now you know! Happy strolling!

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