Hints and Tips for Mali

February 26, 2016

Hints and Tips for Mali

maliRed Tape: Visas are required for British Nationals, we got ours in one day in Nouakchott and cost $7.50. Insurance is necessary, a Brown Card can be bought to cover 16 West African countries, we found it very useful and stopped many potential problems. Fuel Costs: Diesel 350CFA per litre Road Quality: The road to Bamako was terrible, however a new road is under construction and should be completed in a year. The road east to Mopti is good tarmac. Other roads are good dirt roads. Money: West African Franc 1$ = 642CFA Black Market (near the BMCD bank) 1$ = 675 CFA Visa transactions are possible in the BMCD, but we had problems. Highlights: Djenne, the mud town, with the largest mud mosque in the world Dogon Country, 12th century mud hut villages dotted around a cliff, well worth a visit. We spent a day but you could easily spend a week. Places to Stay: No problems with bush camping in remote areas. Djenne - Le Campement, you can camp, there are good facilities and an excellent area to relax, the staff especially Oumar the garcon de chambres are very helpful. Useful People: No-one in particular, however the guide we used for Dogon Country was good. Tips: Barter hard for a boat ride on the Niger at Mopti. Allow time for at least a couple of days in Dogon Country, and don't bother buying collanade.
February 22, 2016

Thomas Rhett – Vacation

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