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Once home to the great Mali Empire, this country still bears the mark of its deep history. Mali is the best place in the world to see traditional mud architecture. The capital Bamako is home to gorgeous colonial-era architecture and museums that display this country's decorated past. And, of course, the far-away city of Timbuktu is found within Mali's borders.

The tour starts in Bamako, where you can experience everything this small but fascinating capital offers, from stunning views to local markets. In addition, you will explore the city of Djenne*, a UNESCO world heritage site that is the twin sister of Timbuktu. Prepare to see mud-painting in action. In the town of Segou, you will experience firsthand the skilled hands of locals craft complex and beautiful pottery. Our tour will take you to all these experiences and more.

We offer an extension if you wish to see the fabled city of Timbuktu.

Our Mali tour is before our Guinea and Guinea Bissau tour, so you can join us in these countries before your stay in Mali. We can't wait to hear from you!

*Djenne is currently off limits and is replaced by Mopti.

Upcoming Tours

Our current upcoming group tours can be seen below. They are all guaranteed departures.

Book shopping_cart £2,995.00 2 Nights 6+ places
Timbuktu Festival Tour  2024 Itinerary
Full info £2,395.00 2 Nights 0 places
Timbuktu Extension Tour  2025 Itinerary
Full info £1,895.00 6 Nights 0 places
South and Central Mali Discovery Tour  2025 Itinerary

Our week long Mali tour will run once a year each January.

We also offer a standalone Timbuktu trip, flying there by private jet.

We will provide you with a Letter of Invitation for your visa application. You can only apply for your visa in Brussels or New York. If you are not able to apply at either of these embassies, please contact us before booking.

The price for this tour is £1,695 on a twin room basis.

Single supplement is priced at £175 or we can allocate someone for you to share with (subject to availability).

Deposit required to confirm your booking is £500.


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Please note that although we only run tours to areas we feel we can keep our clients safe, the British FCO advises against all travel to some areas of Mali and all but essential travel to other areas.

We research the security of our destinations and safety is a priority for us, however, we advise you to do your own research as well to ensure you are comfortable with your trip.

Please note these travel warnings may also affect travel insurance for these regions, please contact us for advice on this. For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information, click here