Bamako Mali Travel

I was in Bamako, Mali in West Africa, for over a month, and I could not be more pleased. I came back to the United States after visiting Bamoko, the capital of Mali, for only a five-day stay, but disappointed, I decided to visit again and turned my five-day stay into a two-week stay with my wife and two young children.

In 1908 it became the capital of a colony of French Sudan and remained the capital of Mali until 1960. In early 1959, Mali, then the Sudanese Republic of Senegal, united to form the Mali Federation and gained independence from France on 20 June 1960 and 1 July 1961. Bamako is located on the railway line between Dakar and Senegal, which transports travellers through West Africa.

Mali can truly be described as a small country in West Africa, divided by the great river Niger, with a population of about 1.5 million.

The most popular routes are Senegal and Burkina Faso, especially with stops in Dakar and Bamako, but there are additional on-go areas for travelers. To the north, Mali borders on the Niger River, which it crosses at the Markala dam, and then turns south, where it leads to some small towns such as Niono and Sikasso in Ivory Coast. The road from Sikassa in Ivory Coast to Bamoko can take you to Nionso in less than an hour, with a stop at a train station in Nione.

The overland route in northern Mali is considered particularly dangerous, but Bamako and southern parts of Bamoko are also exposed to threats, albeit to a lesser extent.

Most roads in Mali are dirt, so be prepared for a bumpy ride if you drive (or drive yourself).

If you are in Bamako on a recommendation, avoid traveling to urban areas after dark, especially places frequented by foreigners. If you need to travel to Mali, stay in a populated city and plan your trip as soon as you land in advance, or plan it from a trusted source. If you do not plan to stay exclusively in Mali and can tailor your trip to your itinerary, try to book a guide in the country. Your guide will accommodate you in the local houses and find you accommodation, and if you have a great experience and no worries, you can come back for your next Mali / Burkina Faso tour.

If you are planning your trip to Mali, check out our Coronavirus section for information on what you need to know about coronaviruses there. Travelers should plan malaria prophylaxis during their stay in Mali (mefloquine and malarones are the most common). You can also check the itinerary for Mali Tours in Bamako to see the full details of the trip. Mali travel and tourist information can be found on our website and on the website of Mali Tourism.

Mali is a huge country with a lot of uninhabited space, so it should not be difficult to find some places to park for the night. In fact, there are many places that give you a good idea of Mali and where to go, but the travel advice varies by country. Some advise against travelling to Mali, others do not at present, and some discourage. We are confident that you will have an unforgettable experience in Mali - and will not feel unsafe wherever you go.

When travelling to Mali, travellers should bear in mind that the hotels they want to stay in may be closed or planned accordingly, and should avoid the Tuareg Sahara Night Festival, which takes place in northern Mali, because of the high risk of kidnapping. It is advisable to contact the official travel advice of the local government as well as the local police. This is important when visiting Mali, as it gives the government a good idea of what Mali looks like and how important it is to reach out to relatives in the unlikely event that problems should arise. The situation is developing, especially in developing countries such as Mali and Burkina Faso.

If you need more information about the country, read this collection of strange and wild travel stories from a trip to Mali. We recommend a trip to Mali for enthusiasts and travelers who are looking for a unique experience in a country with a rich history and unique culture. On this thematic journey you will experience unique aspects of Mali and its culture and connect with the people of the country.

You can arrange desert excursions with an experienced guide in Timbuktu and Kidal, but you should round off your Mali trip with a visit to one of Mali's most popular tourist attractions, the Great Sahara. The Sahara covers large parts of northern Mali and is built up from the Sahara to the Mediterranean, with the exception of a few small islands in the middle of the desert. Scattered along the cliffs and along the sides of the villages, no visitor to Mali should miss.

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