A lively city, Bamako is located on the banks of the Niger River.
Ibn Battuta spent some time in the city of Bamako during his visit to Mali. Featuring flamboyant markets and a wonderful range of restaurants, Bamako is a place that will pleasantly catch you off guard.
A magnificent place to visit, Gao is a historic city established in the 7th century
The city was in its full bloom in the 15th and 16th century when it was the hub for the Songhai Empire. It is among one of the most attractive cities in Mali and journeying into…
A mystical country, Mali is full of cultural sites to woo travelers
In 1352 Ibn Battuta set out with a caravan to visit Marrakech, Sala and Sijilmasa before he visited Mali. Traveling for 25 days after leaving Sijilmasa, Ibn Battuta reached Taghaza from where he crossed the dangerous stretch of the…
Gateway to the Dogon Country treks and the Bandiagara Escarpment, Bandiagara is located in the Dogon Country in Mali. For a number of visitors the city of Bandiagara is good for getting supplies before they head for a trek. Bandiagara is the administrative and commercial centre of Dogon Country.
A small traditional town location in south-central Mali, Hombori is a good place to visit especially if you are interested in seeing the traditional way of living and the lifestyle of the locals. The town is best known for its local architecture where houses are built in rocks and are…
Mali is a landlocked country situated on the west of Africa. It borders Algeria, Niger, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and Mauritania. At about 1.2 million square kilometers, Mali is comparable in size to South Africa.
A population of close to 14.5 Million. Muslims account for about 90% of the population.
Tropical and arid. Most of the country receives a negligible rainfall which may last for about 4-5 months. Temperatures generally range from 16 °C to 39 °C. April is the hottest month.
French is the official language. Bambara is widely used as well.
General: 7:30 AM to 4 PM
Independence Day: September 22nd May Day: May 1st Africa Day: May 25 Christmas: December 25th
Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar): Id-ul-Fitr Id-ul-Adha Milad-un-Nabi
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