Mali, the home of the legendary city of Timbuktu, is a landlocked nation in Western Africa bordering Algeria on the north, Niger on the east, Burkina Faso and the Ivory Coast on the south, Guinea on the south-west, and Senegal and Mauritania on the west.
Sahara Desert, Mali
Although one of the poorest countries in the world, with most of the area semi desert, there is a definite charm to the people and places of Mali.
The capital city, Bamako, is a vibrant and lively city full of colorful markets, friendly locals, and some of West Africa's best musicians.
The legendary and ancient city of Timbuktu remains a draw for many travelers as do the ancient villages of the Dogon country. A visit to the bustling and chaotic port city of Mopti is also an option.
Wherever you go, Mali is bound to charm all your senses.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Currency: African Franc - Currently 1 XOF = 0.0018 USD
Languages: French, Bambara and local dialects.
Time Zone: UTC
Power: 220V, 50 Hz