Journals Mali

Bamako - Mali's colourful and chaotic capital

Created by Invicta73 on August 19, 2003 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
2 Stories

Even though the main reasons for visiting Mali are located elsewhere, I decided to spend some time in Bamako after initially landing there and before heading on to the more renowned locales. I feel that doing so was definitely a good idea, primarily because of the capital's wonderfully vivacious character.

Visions of Mali

Created by Linda Hoernke on April 1, 2001 Best of IgoUgo

2 Reviews
3 Stories

Mali has a history of great empires, kingdoms and people diverse in their way of life. Remote in its position, locked at its borders by land, Mali is a place of mystery and intrigue. From the capital of Bamako to the desert surrounding Timbuktu, come explore this land of enchantment.

Bamako Mali Adventure

Created by mtwalletz on October 10, 2007

5 Reviews
1 Story

Fast, eight-day trip to learn what was happening in our field of work.

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Exotic West Africa

Created by TravelsWithSheila on September 28, 2006

1 Review

The in-depth review (along with photographs) can be found on www.travelswithsheila.com

Timbuktu, Dogon, Mopti, Djenne

Created by seethesea on March 10, 2006

2 Stories

Tips and resources.



Slowing Down in Segou

Created by HELEN001 on March 5, 2006

3 Reviews

Segou, roughly 230km east of Bamako, is a relaxed, laid back town on the bank of the Niger River. The urban and rural Mali meet in Segou, and the results are very pleasant. An excellent place to stay while away a couple of days.

Timbuktu, Mali

Created by drumzspace on April 29, 2005

2 Reviews
1 Story

Timbuktu was our staging area before taking off to the Festival au Desert (see my other Timbuktu entry). We spent 2 days touring around the city and saw all we needed to see in this famous "remote" location.

Festival in the Desert

Created by drumzspace on April 29, 2005

1 Review

Each year, a music festival is held in Essakane, 70km into the Sahara desert from Timbuktu (yes, there really is a Timbuktu). This year, the timing was right, and I was afforded the opportunity to fly to Mali and attend the Festival au Desert.

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Mali

Created by sociolingo on September 8, 2004

5 Reviews
2 Stories

Mali, one of the largest countries in Africa and one of the least known. Come and find out why I enjoy living here! I first came to Mali in 1999 when I spent seven weeks, setting up research into mother tongue education in schools. I went back in October 2000 and stayed until March 2001. We lived in Bamako the capital and worked in a school on the outskirts of town. We loved the country and arrived back here to live and work recently. In these pages I will try and give you a little taste of life here. I'm still finding out more about the country I live in and as I do, I'll post more pictures and information.

Bamako, the friendly city

Created by sociolingo on September 2, 2004

6 Reviews
3 Stories

Bamako, an African capital city that is small enough to be friendly to the stranger and yet big enough to supply most of the things you need. I first came to Mali in 1999 when I spent seven weeks, setting up research into mother tongue education in schools. I went back in October 2000 and stayed until March 2001. We lived in Bamako the capital and worked in a school on the outskirts of town. We loved the country and arrived back here to live and work recently. In these pages I will try and give you a little taste of life here. I'm still finding out more about the country I live in and as I do, I'll post more pictures and information.

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