by Ross Velton 

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Mali Travel Guide – Expert holiday advice featuring Timbuktu highlights, homestays and hotels, music festivals, Bamako, ancient archaeological sites and history. This guide also includes practical advice on safety and visas, the Festival in the Desert, Essakane, Kayes, Dogon cliff villages, River Niger excursions, rafting, rock climbing, trekking.

eBook (PDF)
ISBN: 9781841628011

Published:  20th Sep 2009
Edition:  3

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.


‘A well-structured, practical and informative guide.’
Travel Africa

‘…excellent companion for your Mali visit.’
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Table of Contents


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


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