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Airlines that fly to Bamako Senou Aiport in Mali

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Smooth landing at Bamako Senou airport, Mali, with Air Burkina flight from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. List of airlines that link Senou International Airport in Bamako (BKO) to other cities. Afrinat International Airlines (Banjul, Conakry, Dakar) Afriqiyah Airways (Ouagadougou, Tripoli) Aigle Azur (Paris-Orly) Air Algérie (Algiers) Air Burkina (Dakar, Ouagadougou) Air France (Paris-Charles de Gaulle) Air […]

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Water in Mali, Mali Drinking Water, Water in Africa

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1 bottle with 1.5lt of water costs from 500 CFA (0.70 Euros) to 1000CFA (1.5 Euros) depending of the place you buy. One properly treated and sealed 500ml bag of water costs 50CFA (0.07 Euros). So my question is: What is the point of buying bottles of water while those bags are much better? In […]

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Hitch-hiking travel in Mali

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As the majority of us know, hitch-hiking is not the safest way of traveling but still probably the best way of getting in touch with local people on their daily life, going home, traveling or working. Mali looks quite safe in terms of what drivers look like. In Mali, not everyone can afford to have […]

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Local Festivals in Mali

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Dogon Countries Mask Cerimonies – April to May Bozo Fishing Celebrations – February Marionette Festival in Diarabougou – November Markala Fulani Cattle Crossing – December to January Bamako Biennal Sport and Cultural Event – September in even years Essakane Festival in the Desert – January (www.festival-au-desert.com) Festival Andéramboukane – January (Mali – Niger border) Festival […]

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Languages and dialects of Mali in West Africa

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Languages and dialects of Mali in West Africa

Like many countries in Africa, Mali is a multilingual country, where several languages and dialects are spoken showing a sign of antique settlements, migrations, and a vast history where ethnic groups and tribes were maintained together. From its people, Bambara are the biggest ethnic group with 33% of the population, Fulani with 10%, Senoufo around […]

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Boat trip to La Dune Rose, Gao Mali

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La Dune Rose is a big dune along the Niger River outside the city of Gao. La Dune Rose means The Pink Dune and the name comes from the specific colors the sand reflects at dawn and nightfall. This dune is also known as Koyma, the small town at its base. To arrive to the […]

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UNESCO Monument of the Tomb of Askia Mohammad I, Gao

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In the middle of nowhere and with quite a few dozen of hours away from Bamako direction Niger, we find the city of Gao that incredibly has a UNESCO protected World Heritage site. The Tomb of Askia located on the outskirts of Gao, is believed to be the mausoleum of the 1st Emperor of Songhai […]

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