Laico El Farouk


Located directly on the Niger River in the heart of the business district of Bamako (5 minutes walking from the Congress Hall and 15 minutes by car from the airport), the Kempinski Hotel El Farouk, open in October 2003, offers, in its 80 rooms and 10 suites with direct view on the River, all the comfort and amenities required by a business clientele.

All its spacious and luminous rooms, decorated in a modern design style, are equipped with internet access, direct telephone, voice mail, air conditioning, mini bar, safety box and television with the major international channels.


Rooms & Suites Our 80 rooms and 10 suites with direct view on the Niger river, decorated in modern style, are all equipped with high-speed internet access, direct telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, safes and television with major international channels.

Superior Rooms 75 modern-design rooms, all with views to the Niger River; 32 sqm:
* Air Conditioning * Direct Dial Phone * High-Speed Internet Access * Mini Bar * Safe * Cable/Satellite TV

Deluxe Rooms 5 spacious executive-style rooms decorated in a modern style, with views to the Niger river, swimming pool, and the hilltops of Bamako; 43 sqm:
* Spacious Sitting Area * Air Conditioning * Direct Dial Phone * High-Speed Internet Access * Mini Bar * Safe * Cable/Satellite TV

Junior Suites 5 corner suites with balconies and breath-taking views over the Niger river, offering a lounge and bedroom facilities; 68 sqm:
* Balcony * Separate lounge * Air Conditioning * Direct Dial Phone * High-Speed Internet Access * Mini Bar * Safe * Cable/Satellite TV

Ambassador Suites 5 deluxe suites with balconies and panoramic views over the Niger river, offering lounge, dining and bedroom facilities; 85 sqm:
* Balcony with panoramic sliding doors * Separate lounge and dining areas * Air Conditioning * Direct Dial Phone * High-Speed Internet Access * Mini Bar * Safe * Cable/Satellite TV * Separate shower and bathtub

Amenities & Services

100 Rooms Laundry/ Dry Cleaning Service Business Center Gift Shop Meeting Facilities Pool (Outdoor) Shopping Mall/ Area

Cruise on the Niger River Take advantage of our location right on the banks of the Niger river, and enjoy a unique experience cruising on one of the longest rivers of Africa in a traditional Malian river boat: The Pirogue. Ideal for recreation or a romantic rendezvous, the Pirogue cruise is also an occasion to go out for some fresh air and a wonderful contemplation of nature.

Leisure Pool Our outdoor swimming pool offers an enjoyable way to relax, with fabulous views of the Bozo fishermen on the Niger river. The warm temperatures make it possible to sunbath all year round. Surrounded by landscaped gardens, the pool area is an ideal place to unwind after an hectic business day.

Grills, light snacks and refreshments are served from the pool snack bar.


Our property disposes of an elegant business bar serving quick lunches, exotic drinks and cocktails in a warm ambiance, as well as two restaurants. In the main restaurant, Le Bélvèdere, which is open from breakfast to dinner, our executive chef offers an international cuisine in a smart atmosphere with a fantastic view over the Niger river. At our pool snack bar, Le Dangan, grills, light snacks and refreshments are served between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Le Bélvèdere With panoramic bay windows directly on the Niger river, Le Bélvèdere is an elegant, yet cosy restaurant serving a range of international cuisine, as well as Lebanese specialities. You have the choice of à la carte menu, daily changing lunch menus, and Sunday Brunch. The buffet breakfast is also served at this venue from 6:30 am to 10:30 am.

Le Daamu With a view over the swimming pool and the Niger river, this is an elegant business bar & lounge serving light snacks, delicious canapés, exotic drinks and cocktails in a warm ambiance. Le Daamu is open daily from 10:00 am till 1:00 am, with live music Tuesday to Friday from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

Le Dangan Located right by the swimming pool, with a direct view on the Niger river, the casual and cosy pool-side snack bar, Le Dangan, serves grills, light snacks and refreshments between the hours of 11:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Activities & Facilities

Banquets, Conference & Meetings Covering 475 sqm floor capacity, our 3 meeting rooms fully cater to your banqueting, conference and meeting needs. Coupled with the excellent service of a five-star deluxe hotel, we guarantee to make your meetings and special occasions a memorable experience.

Meeting and Banquet Facilities Natural daylight in the banquet and meeting rooms Standard technical equipment available in all meeting rooms Additional equipment available on request Dataport available in all meeting rooms (modem, ISDN, high-speed Internet) Simultaneous translation facility available upon request Meetings Concierge As part of Kempinski Hotels ‘Meetings Concierge’ Programme, we offer special rates to groups of ten or more guests attending a meeting or conference.

Daily Meetings Package includes: Exclusive use of a meeting room suitable for your requirements for the period of your event A dedicated meetings concierge executive available to assist you throughout the duration of your meeting A range of international newspapers reflecting the individual preferences of your delegates A selection of stationery will be provided according to the needs of the attendees A direct dial telephone and, if required, fax machine and modem/internet connection will be provided for the main meeting room An overhead projector, screen and flipchart are also included A light three-course lunch, including soft drinks, tea and coffee Morning and afternoon coffee breaks and two soft drinks per delegate in the meeting roomAccommodation includes:

Special Meetings Concierge accommodation rate Access to the hotel’s swimming pool and fitness room One complimentary upgrade for every 25 paid rooms, or one complimentary room for every 50 paid rooms

Banqueting, Conference and Meeting Room Capacities Araouane – 283 sqm

Theatre: 250 Classroom: 130 U-shape: 100 Banquet: 200 Cocktail: 300

Kafo – 156 sqm Theatre: 110 Classroom: 60 U-shape: 50 Banquet: 80 Cocktail: 120

Sonkoreï – 36 sqm Theatre: 30 Classroom: 20 U-shape: 20 Banquet: 20 Cocktail: 30

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