Mali

by Ross Velton

Mali

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About this book

Mali's capital, Timbuktu, became a twin town of Hay-on-Wye in February 2007; both are famous for their festivals, but that's where the family likeness ends. In Mali you may float past hippopotami whilst sailing down the River Niger, greet 300 herdsmen atop brilliant white camels, or stand on an escarpment looking out over the mystical cliff villages of the Dogon people. This new edition features thoroughly updated information on everything from elephant migrations to rock-climbing. It also includes a new, comprehensive guide to the music and festivals of Mali, including the Festival in the Desert to which increasing numbers of tourists flock.

About the author

Ross Velton has travelled extensively in French-speaking countries around the world including western Africa, and has hitchhiked across the Sahara.

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'A well-structured, practical and informative guide.'
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'...excellent companion for your Mali visit.'
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Review by K Marskell
Very informative.
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Review by CB Buckwell
Simply invaluable!
(Posted on 09/03/2010)
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Invaluable - by far. The most comprehensive guide to Mali.'Jonathan Gelfand, USA Very informative and helpful, especially the maps.'Singleton, Fringford, UK 'Impressed!' Eithne Clarke, Ireland 'Comprehensive, easy to use and navigate.' Stephanie Barnes, Maidstone, Kent 'Good. Up-to-date. Bradt is more than just lists. There is more insight.' Robyn Hicks, Fulani Travel, Wales
(Posted on 16/09/2009)
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Review by Dr A J Low
Sound, accurate information about the country and people.
(Posted on 18/03/2009)

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Contents

Introduction
PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION

Chapter 1 Background Information
Geography, Climate, Natural history, History, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Culture

Chapter 2 Practical Information
When to visit, Highlights and suggested itineraries, Tourist information, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around , Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public Holidays, Festivals, Shopping, Media and communications, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively

PART TWO THE GUIDE

Chapter 3 Bumako

Chapter 4 Ségou

Chapter 5 The Niger Inland Delta

Chapter 6 Dogon Country

Chapter 7 Gourma

Chapter 8 Gao

Chapter 9 Timbuktu

Chapter 10 Sikasso

Chapter 11 Kayes

Appendix 1 Language

Appendix 2 Further Information

Index