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Cape Coast Guided Day Tour
"Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transported to the historic Cape Coast Township for this tour. After a two and a half hour trip from Accra you will arrive in Cape Coast for a guided tour of the castle. Whiles here you will come to terms with the unpalatable conditions that the slaves were subjected to as you witness their cells and difficulty of their incarceration. From here you will understand why there are people of African descent all over the world. medicinal as well as social values of the trees as seen generations past and now. Enjoy some breathtaking view of the countryside and the palm frond beaches as you make this trip. This trip is done with your private tour guide who w history and customs of the communities en route. You will return to Accra after the tour as your private car take you to your hotel.""""Take a trip to the past to learn all you can about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as you visit the Cape Coast Castle. Being among the largest slave castles in the world
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Cape Coast Guided Day Tour
"Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transported to the historic Cape Coast Township for this tour. After a two and a half hour trip from Accra you will arrive in Cape Coast for a guided tour of the castle. Whiles here you will come to terms with the unpalatable conditions that the slaves were subjected to as you witness their cells and difficulty of their incarceration. From here you will understand why there are people of African descent all over the world. medicinal as well as social values of the trees as seen generations past and now. Enjoy some breathtaking view of the countryside and the palm frond beaches as you make this trip. This trip is done with your private tour guide who w history and customs of the communities en route. You will return to Accra after the tour as your private car take you to your hotel.""""Take a trip to the past to learn all you can about the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade as you visit the Cape Coast Castle. Being among the largest slave castles in the world
From $234.00
 
Accra Slavery Museums and Forts Walking Tour
"Meet your guide in central Accra and set off on your leisurely paced walking tour. Although the slave trade is long gone monuments still stand here as chilling reminders of this terrible human trade.With your knowledgeable guide explore the former slave prisons of Ussher Fort and James Fort in the Jamestown district. Two of the many European forts built along the Ghanaian coast these military posts were used to store commodities and to hold West African slaves before they were shipped overseas.At Ussher Fort head inside the museum that charts Ghana’s slave trade with poignant artifacts and displays. View the exhibits and learn about the incredible cruelty involved in the enslavement of West Africans around 4.5 million of who are believed to have been shipped from their homelands during the 18th and early 19th centuries.Hear heartrending tales from the era as you explore James Fort a building once used by the British to imprison slaves
From $39.00

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Dogon country - A tourist trap ????

In the 10-year hiatus between my two trips to this part of Mali, much has changed here.The Dogon country is not as such, a trap that you cannot get away from, though it is fast becoming a problem in...
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pfsmalo
Feb 20, 2009

Touts

If you wander around the market area in Bamako you will meet many young men coming to you with the classical "Hello my friend", "I just wanna talk to you" etc, that always end up in "come to my shop,...
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SirRichard
Sep 28, 2008

Child hawkers near the main markets in Bamako.

Although the majority of the kids are not aggressive at all, it can become overbearing, in the heat when you have 30 or 40 of them following you. Make a break by heading into the artisanal market ....
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pfsmalo
Apr 08, 2007

Tombouctou (aka Timbuktu)

What a wretched place! I suppose anyone that comes within shouting distance of Tombouctou has to go there just to be able to say, "I've been to Tombouctou and back!" But that's about the extent of the...
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zrim
Dec 20, 2006

Avoid Bani Tours travel in Bamako

We had the misfortune (or ingenuousness) to contact for the location of vehicles and all transportation, including the pinasse, Bani Tours travel in Bamako (http://www.banitours.com/).We rented the...
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trilbi
Mar 14, 2005

Visa

Everyone (except nationals of the West African states) needs a visa to enter Mali. There are no embassies in the UK, the nearest are either France or Belgium. Once in Mali, you need to register with...
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grets
Jul 30, 2004
 
 
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Not as untouristy as you think

My expectations were a little shattered, when, on our first lunchstop on the plateau of the Bandiagara Escarpment, a motorbike with a young lad appeared, carrying a crate of beer and soft drinks for...
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grets
Jul 30, 2004

Bribes: Be ready to pay

Bribes: You have to be ready to pay them. It is nearly impossible to avoid. Every 30 to 40 kms, you have to stop at a police control. There is always something wrong with the Visa, with the car......
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Petit_Prince
Feb 25, 2003

From Tombouctou, you can...

From Tombouctou, you can arrange to spend the night in a Touareg camp. We were taken on a one hour camel ride to the camp (our bags and tents followed us by 4x4) from where we could see the city...
jarkhot
Sep 07, 2002

Don't fall for the esteem of...

Don't fall for the esteem of visiting Tombouctou. Malians have learned that they can highly capitalize on tourists who seek the stigma of being able to say they've been to Tombouctou. I almost fell...
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lalakante
Aug 26, 2002

I hate to say this, but...

I hate to say this, but Timbuktu could be a disappointment. It's quite fun to say you've been, and I found it charming, but there is little to see, nothing to eat, it is a challenge to get there, and...
mjm_99
Aug 24, 2002

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Daytrip to Djenne

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"MALI: AN AMAZING COUNTRY"
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"Difficult, Wearying but Rewarding"
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