Experience the adventure on this highlights of Mali tour which include a three-day pinasse trip from Mopti to Timbuktu and a three day trek through Dogon Country.
Join us as we take a total immersion in Malian Culture with a variety of experiences such as a visit to the fruitful South (Sikasso), a three day ‘pinasse’ trip from Mopti to Timbuktu and a three day trek through Dogon Country.
Explore western Africa on this fantastic three week overland tour which visits Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo and Benin. This vibrant, lush and historic part of the world offers so much to the traveller; from stunning scenery, through music and food to the warm welcome of the people.
“Mali is a new hot spot for visitors, alive with the promises of ancient tombs and exotic local cuisine. It offers one of the most unique holiday experiences imaginable featuring such sights as mud-built mosques, the legendary Timbuktu, and villages carved into cliffs. Mali has a wide expanse of desert land, being in the Sahara, with vibrant markets filled with friendly people.”
Culture - Although there is much to see in Mali, its mosques are perhaps the most impressive sights. Timbuktu in particular is known to be dotted with these beautiful places of worship such as the Sidi Yahaya, Sankore and Djingerebur, and the Kankan Moussa in the ancient city of Gao is a must see. The San and Segou region is also home to several beautiful mosques but the star attraction is actually the Grande Mosquee. Known as the “Jewel of the Niger, Djenne” it is the largest mud brick building in the world and attracts visitors from all over the world.
Walking & Trekking - Mali has some has some excellent walking and hiking trails including the Bandiagara escarpment in the Dogon country. The trips are scheduled from Mopti, Bandiagara and Bankass. With a trained professional guide you will be able to have the experience of a lifetime.
Wildlife & Nature - There is a good range of wildlife in Mali, with local parks to make getting a glimpse of these creatures easier. Amongst the most popular wildlife consortium is the La Boucle de Baoule National Park that features animals from southern Sahelian including everything from the ‘gigantic’ giraffe to the lazy hippo.
History & Sightseeing - Amongst the many historical sights that have brought the region of Mali fame are the ancient villages that carved into the cliffs of Bandiagara. The Dogons are credited for chiseling their homes into the cliffside that serves as an awe-inspiring reminder of this ancient tribe. This truly spectacular village has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is one of Mali’s most popular attractions.
Markets & Shopping - Mali’s markets have earned a reputation of being full of life with various kinds of traditional commodities. Mopti’s town center called the Marché des Souvenirs is a renowned market place often frequented by travelers. Mali’s capital of Bamako also has a huge market full of traditional gift shops and other local specialties.
Dining & Nightlife - The unique cuisine of Mali makes eating out just as much fun as exploring the markets themselves. You will find great places to eat in every market as locals consider the regions cuisine a celebrated tradition.
The cooler season runs from October to February, it is very hot from April to June and wet from July to August.
Explore western Africa on this fantastic three week overland tour which visits Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo and Benin. This vibrant, lush and historic part of the world offers so much to the traveller; from stunning scenery, through music and food to the warm welcome of the people. More
Explore the western African nations of Benin, Togo, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana on this comprehensive tour. This part of the world combines stunning scenery with epic history, great music and food with a warm welcome. More
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