Mali Highlights Tour

Please note, due to security issues in Mali, the itinerary is liable to change. We are currently not able to travel overland to Mopti and the whole of the Dogon region is not safe to visit at present.

1 Arrival to Bamako

Arrive into Bamako where you will be met at the airport by our driver who will transfer you to the hotel.

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2 Segou

After breakfast we drive to San. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel before visiting the great
adobe mosque and local market. Overnight in San.

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3 UNESCO site of Djenne

Today we depart for Djenne, the twin sister of Timbuktu and a UNESCO World Heritage site. On arrival
to Djenne we will visit the Grand Mosque; the world's largest mud brick structure. We will also see
the ancient manuscripts library, Koranic schools, Tapama’s Tomb, and the secret well of Nana
Wangara. Later we drive to Segou where we will stay overnight.

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4 Mudpainting workshops

Today we will visit a mud-painting clothes workshop and various colonial buildings before moving on to Segou Koro, a village and former residence of Bambara kings located on the banks of the Niger River. From here we will take a boat trip to Kalabougou to see women making pottery. After production the pottery is transported by dugout canoe to the Segou market. Return to Segou later where we will stay overnight.

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5 Return to Bamako

Today we return to Bamako where we will take a tour of the city. We will view the colonial buildings, visit the
national museum, the craft market and Point-G where we get a great view over Bamako.

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6 Boat trip to sand fishing village

Today we return to Bamako and take a tour of the city. We will visit the National museum, the
Cathedral, fetish and artisan markets and finally the puppet workshop. Afterwards we will board a
traditional boat from Babalabougou and visit a sand fishing village. We will camp overnight on an
island in the Niger river.

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7 Bamako tour

We return to Bamako in the morning and take breakfast on the boat.

Afterwards you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home or for those of you joining our Guinea/Guinea Bissau extension, we will stay one more night in Bamako.


  • Airport transfers
  • Air conditioned bus transport
  • Twin hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • English speaking local guide and Lupine tour leader
  • Entry fees
  • Visa invitation
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa cost
  • Tour Price: £1650
  • Deposit: £500
  • Single Room Supplement: £175
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