10 Days Best of Mali Safari Experience

his is one of our best-extended safari tourism Mali that offers a vast opportunity of visiting the key cultural centers in Mali including the main capital Bamako.

Highlights

  • Djenne
  • Bamako
  • Mopti
  • Timbuktu
  • Dogon county

10 Days Tanzania Wildebeest

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive at Bamako Airport


Upon arrival at Bamako, you will be welcomed by our representatives and transferred to the lodge for overnight and safari briefing

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Day 2: Bamako – Djenne


Breakfast; set out for Djenne by 4X4, Lunch at San, the town of the Bobo people. Arrive in Djenne in the afternoon in time to take advantage of the warm afternoon light to take some beautiful photos of the world’s largest mud structure.

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Day 3: Djenne & Mopti River Tour


Breakfast and tour of Djenne and its unique architecture, the tomb of Tapama, museum, Koranic school, the old town of Djenne Djeno. Depart for Mopti by 4×4; lunch and relax at the pool. In the afternoon, take a sunset boat tour of the Niger River by pirogue, visiting small Peulh villages and Bozo fishing villages.

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Day 4: Mopti – Timbuktu


Breakfast and depart by 4X4 for Timbuktu with a short stop at Douentza to stretch, stop for a picnic lunch in the shade, arrive at Timbuktu in the early afternoon. Check-in at the hotel, relax, free afternoon.

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Day 5: Timbuktu


Breakfast; visit the mysterious town of Timbuktu, a town of 333 Saints, situated at the door of the Sahara Desert. To see museum of explorers, big museum, the mosque of Djingueray Berre, Sankoe Koranic University and Ahmed Baba Library where ancient manuscripts are on display. In the afternoon, take a camel ride to visit the camps of the Tuareg nomads and watch the sunset on the dunes; dinner and a peaceful night!

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Day 6: Timbuktu – Dogon Country


Breakfast; depart by 4X4 for Dogon Country. Lunch at Douentza; visit Fombori village and museum; continue along escarpment stopping for the night at Koundou, a charming campment where you may sleep in a room or on the terrace under the stars.

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Day 7: Dogon Country


Breakfast; begin the trek of Dogon villages; visit a Guinna, home of the oldest community member; meet a Hogon village chief, and visit a Toguna, traditional Dogon meeting house where all community decisions and laws are passed. Lunch at one of the villages in the afternoon, volunteer tree planting for those who wish we will provide a tree for each volunteer.

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Overnight: Sangha Hotel or Bandiagara Hotel

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Day 8: Dogon Country – Segou


Breakfast; depart for Segou. Eat lunch at Restaurant Poulet d’Or. Enjoy a free afternoon at the pool or on an excursion on your own.

Prices do not include International airfare, bottled water, or other beverages, mask dances, tips.

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Day 9: Segou – Bamako


Breakfast & visit Segou, the ancient capital of the great Bambara kingdom. To see: port of Segou where you can buy Kalabougou pottery, spice market, colonial quarter featuring Sudanese architecture, and finish at an artist’s cooperative where you can learn how to make natural clothing dye from tree leaves and bark, and try it yourself. Lunch at Segou and arrive in Bamako before nightfall. Check-in and have dinner at the hotel.

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Day 10: Bamako & Departure


Visit Mali’s capital, national museum, fetish market. Eat lunch; make last-minute purchases at the crafts market and Marché Rose and later transfer to the airport for your flight out.

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End of tour


Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

What’s included in the 10 Days Best of Mali safari experience?


  • Entrance fees
  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Transport in 4×4 safari car
  • Tour guide

What’s excluded in the 10 Days Best of Mali safari experience?


  • Meals
  • International flights
  • travel and medical insurance
  • Tips
  • Activities not included in the itinerary you may want to do

When to book the safari package?


The Safari package can be booked at least 2 months in advance due to the difficulty of money transfer to Mali.

Best Time to Travel


November to February.

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