Mali Travel Guide

  • The Sleeping Camel
    The Sleeping Camel
    by lotharscheer
  • The Sleeping Camel
    The Sleeping Camel
    by lotharscheer
  • At Timbuktu Aitport runway
    At Timbuktu Aitport runway
    by arifbelal
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Bamako

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Timbuktu

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Mopti

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31,109,1

Djenne

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75,210,0

Segou

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Selingue

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3,17,0

Ireli Bolo

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1,28,0

Lac Faguibine

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Kidal

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1,0,0

Bankas

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21,25,0

Bamako

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  • From Tambacounda to Bamako

    Bamako Transportation

    There are through buses from Dakar to Bamako (30? hours) but at the moment they are not allowed to pick up passengers in Tambacounda. Its best to go to the Gare Routiere Tambacounda in the early morning, take a Sept Place (shared taxi) to the border, 5000 CFA about 4 hours, take then a taxi (the stamp out of Senegal is not done at a distance from...

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  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Bamako

    Bamako Hotels

    ACI 2000, Hamdallaye, (formerly Radisson SAS), Bamako, 2566, Mali

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • From Tambacounda Senegal to Bamako

    Bamako Transportation

    There are through buses from Dakar to Bamako (30? hours) but at the moment they are not allowed to pick up passengers in Tambacounda. Its best to go to the Gare Routiere Tambacounda in the early morning, take a Sept Place (shared taxi) to the border, 5000 CFA about 4 hours, take then a taxi (the stamp out of Senegal is not done at a distance from...

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Timbuktu

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  • From Timbuktu to Essakane by 4x4

    Timbuktu Transportation

    We came to Timbuktu to visit the Festival au Desert in Essakane, 70 km north west of Timbuktu. We planned to leave Timbuktu at 10 am, but the evening before we heard we should leave first at 2 pm in the second convoy of 4x4's of the tour agency. I was not unhappy about that, so we got the possibility to visit the old town of Timbuktu in the...

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  • To Timbuktu by pinasse

    Timbuktu Transportation

    One way to reach Timbuktu is to take a pinasse from Mopti to Timbuktu. The journey will take about 3 days. A pinasse or pirogue is a shallow canoe like boat. The smaller ones can be paddled or punted. Sometimes a sail or motor is added. The bigger boats have always a motor.Mostly you go by pinasse in the direction of Timbuktu downstream, because of...

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  • Beautiful doors of Timbuktu

    Timbuktu General

    Everywhere in Timbuktu you find beautiful wooden doors with metal handles and decoration, a souvenir of Timbuktu's glorious past....

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Mopti

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  • Daytrip to Djenne

    Mopti Things to Do

    Djenne can be done as a daytrip, more easy on monday the markt day in Djenne. Djenné-Djeno (2,5 km from today Djenné) was settled around 200 BC developed into a large walled town around 850 AD. Between the 14th and 17th centuries Djenné and Timbuktu were important trading post or salt and gold. The mosque was first built in the 13. century...

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  • Y'A Pas de Probleme Hotel

    Mopti Hotels

    The Ya Pas de Problem hase nice rooms from 10000 CFA (2012), dorm 5000 CFA and a decent restaurant...

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  • By Taxi and Bus to Ouagadougou

    Mopti Transportation

    If you want to arrive on the same day in Ouagadougou you have to leave early, at about 7 am a Sept Place (shared taxi) goes to Koro, 4000 CFA, 3 to 4 hours, from there you have a minibus to Ougahiguia, 2500 CFA and 3 hours, and a bus from there to Ouagadougou, 2500 CFA and 3 hours.

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Djenne

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  • From Mopti by Bus

    Djenne Transportation

    On monday's (marketday) a bus leaves around 7 am Mopti 2500 CFA, returns around 3 pm. If you want to go from Bamako to Djenne there is a ocasional direct buses, otherwise take a overnight bus (with daytime buses you don't get a connection to Djenne) to Mopti until the turnoff, you will have a connection there.

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  • From Mopti by bus

    Djenne Transportation

    On monday's (marketday) a bus leaves around 7 am Mopti 2500 CFA, returns around 3 pm.If you want to go from Bamako to Djenne there is a ocasional direct buses, otherwise take a overnight bus (with daytime buses you don't get a connection to Djenne) to Mopti until the turnoff, you will have a connection there.

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  • The Mud Mosques of Djenne

    Djenne Things to Do

    The most fascinating, and famous, thing to do in Djenne is to check out the mud structures. These massive buildings were constructed with only basic earth materials such as mud and clay. They did not use any "solid" materials such as metal or even stone to build or support them. It's quite impressive and also beautiful!

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Segou

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  • Niger river as transporter of anything

    Segou Local Customs

    the Niger river plays an important role as road of transport as well, as you can see in these pictures. Anything will be transported on this river to get it to the other side of the river bank or the other side of the country.

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  • Artisanal Malian bogolan

    Segou Shopping

    Kasobané literally means 'Prison is finished, we are free' in Bamanan. It refers to the omittance of products that are not their own, and instead the use of natural Malian products only.The group started by studying the bogolan traditions troughout Mali, including the symbolic alphabet, the techniques and uses of the bogolan cloth, etc. This...

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  • Cross the Niger in Ségou

    Segou Things to Do

    it 's pleasant to cross the river in a boat and see the life at the other river bank..take the local boats, they're the only there are anyway..

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Selingue

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  • Doing laundry at the lake

    Selingue Local Customs

    It is viewed all over Mali: people doing their laundry (women as well as men) in the river or the lake, and spreading their laundry out on the grass to dry.

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  • Relaxing at Lac Sélingué

    Selingue Off The Beaten Path

    Lac Sélingué lies in the Sikasso region, south west of Bamako, near the Guinean border.It has 3 fishing settlements, and those are favorable for relaxing...Probably you 'll meet people fishing or girls doing their laundry in the lake as we did....Generally it is very relaxing to spend a day there, near the water and far from the hustle of Bamako...

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Ireli Bolo

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    Hiking through Dogon valley

    by hannette Updated Nov 12, 2012

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    Views are amazing!

    You can make a 1, 2 or 3 -day hiking through this area from village to vilage.
    The key point is that there is a cliff which you have to descend and climb again at the end...

    The views are nothing less than amazing. An absolute must!

    It is an area where mostly Dogon and Fula people live. You will see the way Dogon people live...
    (If I had more space, I posted more pictures - 'cause it is quite impressive.)

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Lac Faguibine

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  • From Timbuktu to Essakane by 4x4

    Lac Faguibine Transportation

    We planned to leave from Timbuktu for the festival at 10 am, but the evening before we heard we should leave first at 2 pm in the second convoy of 4x4's of the tour agency. I was not unhappy about that, so we got the possibility to visit the old town of Timbuktu in the morning.At 2 pm there were no 4WD cars yet. After more than one hour we heard...

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  • Meals during the festival

    Lac Faguibine Restaurants

    For lunch, dinner of a drink I went to a small restaurant just north of the artisan market. You could sit here outdoors in the shade. There were a few chairs and a couple of benches in front of the small white building (picture 1). The place was frequented by many of the visitors. The meals were basic, but good. You could choose for a vegetarian...

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  • Camelride

    Lac Faguibine Things to Do

    The setting of the Essakane festival in the middle of the white sanddunes is perfect for a camel ride into the desert. So several times I saw people going in or coming out of the desert (picture 1) on a camelback.I love camels and made camelrides on several occasions, even a three days trip in the white desert in Egypt and a camel race in Maralal...

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Bankas

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  • Bankas, women pounding grain.

    Bankas Local Customs

    Everywhere in Africa the women pound grain, fufu or other stuff in the traditonal way.Most two of them will do the job together in a fast and energetic rhytm.I always liked to look at it. It's rather difficult to do it yourself.

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  • Telli, weavers

    Bankas Local Customs

    In Telli, the new village at the plain, at the foot of the Bandiagera escarpment, our guide showed the compound, where the weavers do their work. The weavers were very friendly and helpful to explain and show us, how they do their job still in the traditonal way.

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  • Dogon Country, on the plateau

    Bankas Things to Do

    From the plateau the view at the plain is really wunderfull. Near the stream down you see the many shady trees.After the climb up, the walk at the plateau to Djiguibambo at the steady rock surface is rather easy.For more infromation about the plateau see my Djiguibambo (and Dogon Country) page.

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