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Discover Mali, 14-days

Day 1: ARRIVE IN BAMAKO, MALI

International flight arrives in Bamako where you will be met, assisted and transferred to your hotel.
Overnight at Le Grand Hotel Or Similar

Day 2: BAMAKO – SEGOU

After breakfast, drive to Segou, Mali’s second largest city and former colonial administrative center. Admire the beautiful Sudanese-style colonial architecture, visit the port, the pottery market, traditional weavers and other artisans. Visit Sekoro village, a former capital of the Bambara kingdom. See the tomb of King Biton Coulibaly.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel Independence Or Similar

Day 3: SEGOU – MOPTI

Travel to Mopti, also known as the Venice of Mali. Explore the city visiting the Komoguel Mosque, the fishing port (see pirogues being made), and the bustling market where many of Mali’s ethnic groups come to trade.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel Kanaga Or Similar

Day 4: MOPTI – TIMBUKTU

After breakfast drive to Timbuktu stopping at villages along the way. Observe the varied wildlife.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight at Hendrina Khan Hotel Or Similar

Day 5: TIMBUKTU – SAHARA DESERT

Considered the gateway to the Sahara Desert, visit the legendary city of Timbuktu. Witness the city’s ancient mosques and former universities. In the afternoon, join in on a camel caravan into the desert to visit a Tuareg camp. The Tuareg people are known as the Princes of the desert. In the evening, experience camping on the dunes of the Sahara with your Tuareg hosts.
Accommodation will be in the Tuareg Camp
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: SAHARA DESERT – TIMBUKTU

Return to Timbuktu for the remainder of the day to relax or visit the artisans’ center.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight at Hendrina Khan Hotel Or Similar

Day 7: TIMBUKTU-MOPTI

Drive across the Sahel to Mopti, sightseeing along the way.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight at Hotel Kanaga Or Similar

Day 8: MOPTI-DJENNE-MOPTI

Drive to Djenne, Timbuktu’s ancient sister-city on the Niger. Visit Djenne on its weekly market day, when Djenne is at its colorful best. See the magnificent Grand Mosque, the largest mud brick architecture in the world and one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites. Return to Mopti for overnight

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Hotel Kanaga Or Similar

Day 9: DJENNE – DOGON COUNTRY

Drive to Mali’s fascinating Dogon country; visit the village of Songo, renowned for its rock paintings and circumcision grotto. Continue to Sangha, which is comprised of 10 distinct animist and Islamic villages, in peaceful coexistence. Enjoy a walking tour of Sangha.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Hotel Cheval Blanc Or Similar

Day 10: DOGON COUNTRY

Visit Dogon villages along the Bandiagara escarpment; see many examples of the typical Dogon architecture and ancient Tellem cave dwellings situated on the cliff.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight at Campement Hotel Sangha Or Similar

Day 11: DOGON COUNTRY – SIKASSO

Drive to the city of Sikasso, in Mali. See the Mamelon (residence of the former kings of Sikasso) and the Tata (remnants of a large palisade that encircled the city and for a time held off the French colonial army).
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at  Hotel Du Cinquantenaire Or Similar

Day 12: SIKASSO – BAMAKO

Visit the grotto of Misiri Koro, home of the protector spirits of the Mande people. Continue on to Bamako.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Le Grand Hotel Or Similar

Day 13: BAMAKO

Tour the city of Bamako. Visit the National Museum, the city market, and the artisans’ village.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast
Overnight at Le Grand Hotel Or Similar

Day 14: BAMAKO – FINAL DEPARTURE

Decide on your itinerary and activities with the assistance of your driver and guide. Late evening transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Tour Price Includes:

 

  • Hotel accommodation
  • Day-room in Bamako on the final day
  • Breakfast , lunch and dinner where indicated
  • Bottled mineral water provided with the camping meals
  • Private ground transportation by 4×4 vehicle, with driver
  • Overnight camel trek into the Sahara Desert, including Tuareg desert guide
  • Experienced tour guide
  • All site visits and entrance fees

Tour Price Does Not Include:

  • International flight to Mali
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities
* Single Supplement is the additional price paid for single occupancy of a room.