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.
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
'A well-structured, practical and informative guide.'
‘…excellent companion for your Mali visit.’