Mali What to Pack

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Mali What to Pack

  • Basic medicines are so appreciated here

    It is great to bring things like advil, aspirin, and other OTC meds as gifts to people here, especially if you will visit more remote areas. People frequently deal with toothaches, headaches, etc. and have no access to pharmaceuticals. Also, sometimes I was asked to make a donation this or that, such as a women's cooperative. I felt much better...

  • Pack light here

    Backpack is the best for this place. Depending on how you travel it is easier and cheaper to carry your own stuff. Good pair of walking shoes, light clothing and rain gear for the wet season. I took my boots and they proved to a bit of over kill If you cannot read or understand French...bring what you need. Chances are you can get the French...

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  • Bring a portable printer or old Polaroid...

    I prefer reinforced cloth sided luggage (with sturdy wheels and collapsible handle) over backpacks. In Africa, there is plenty of help hoisting your belongings wherever you need them. Backpacks can't be easily locked, and wherever you go expect whatever luggage you choose to be put to the test. You'll want your collectibles bargained for to arrive...

  • Come prepared, items are not easily...

    A sturdy piece of luggage. Day sack for trekking. Walking boots, modest clothing for visiting Dogon Villages. Light, cotton clothing as it will be HOT! Mosquito repellant, antimalaria tablets, a good first aid kit, all toiletries you may need, Wet-wipes are very useful. A good sunblock is essential. As much film as you need, a plastic bag or...

  • Cannulas

    We were extremely lucky to help a military post and the health center there with some cannulas! We donated about 5 of them - which was a year's supply for them!!! And our sick passenger was happy to get an infusion with a sterile cannula!

  • Compass

    When heading north, you should make sure to take some sort of navigation system with you - at least a compass, because in the desert you don't find any readable signs!

  • Packing List

    Be careful packing your fragile items; the airport in Bamako really knows how to bash up some luggage. Here's a picture of my giraffe that they broke the nose off of, haha. light clothing, try to cover up as much skin as possible at night so you don't get eaten by mosquitos. When you're travelling long distance make sure you bring a scarf or...

  • Packing List

    We took 4 large duffel bags and folded 2 up into the other 2. One bage was for our stuff, and the other was stuffed with bubble-wrap and scotch tape to protect the art we would buy. Gave us plenty of room to bring back things. There are always people to carry your bags. Porters are very plentiful in third-world countries. Adventure Travel Take a...

  • Packing List

    Handlers tend to throw baggage around and leave them on trolleys in the open, so make sure bags are sturdy with padlocks, and tuck black sacks around the zip area if travelling in the rainy season. Women:Take some short sleeve tops and skirts or trousers. Trousers are OK in Bamako. Malaria tablets; diarhoea tablets (e.g. Imodium);Water...

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