Excursions and circuits in Mali
is a multiple faces country. It has 4 “touristic” sites registered in
the Unesco's World heritage List: the Dogon country of course, but also
Tombouctou city, the great mosque of Djenné and, the tomb of Askia in
through Mali, you will discover astonishing landscapes: sanded deserts,
rivers, plains, mountains, luxuriant vegetation and arid savannas. You
will be delighted by the cultural and architectural treasures of this
country which was the historical cradle of the greatest Empires in West
Bozo, Dogon, Malinké, Moor, Peul, Sarakollé, Sénoufo, Songhaï, Tuareg…
as many old ethnos groups which still keep their traditional lifestyles
today. The common point ? An art to accommodate the traveller with
smiling, open-minded and hospitality.
Create your own circuit with us
in making your own circuit to discover Mali ? Ask us, we will propose
National official guides services. They will assist and advise you
throughout your journey on Malian lands and even in the countries
bordering: Burkina Faso, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Niger,
All our guides,
regional and national, are approved by the Ministry for the Craft
industry and Tourism of Mali. They are 15 or 20 years old of
professional experience in tourists accompaniment. They adapt to your
rate, rhythm and tastes in matter of voyage. You can choose adventure
or cultural discovery, foot or car travelling.
will take you through all Mali, do not hesitate to tell us about your
project or to ask us an estimate for your own circuit.
Examples of excursions in minibus, 4x4 or taxi-brousse
(duration 2 to 10 days)
(Douentza): discovering the mountainous region Mali is like a journey
into American Far West. Gourma is a wild and arid zone, a natural
reserve for the last African elephants in the West area. Admire the
mount Hombori and its pink dune, sleep under the "Hand of Fatma"
Mopti and the Niger river: Mopti (also called "Venice of Mali") ride in
a dugout to discover fishermen villages, head with us to Djenné to meet
its inhabitants and admire its large mosque, the biggest mud-brick
building in the world.
and the desert: A legendary city yet true. It’s worth the trip. After
two days of road or dugout, you'll enter the Tuaregs country. Have a
ride on a camel back, sleep at Sahara frontier under the desert stars
and meet the "blue men" and their caravans.
country: while travelling along the Niger river you will be taken deep
into African history following the path of Soundiata Keita, founder of
the Mali Empire : Ségou, ancient Bambara Kings city ; Bamako, the
capital and Mandingues mounts area
Festivals and cultural events
many prestigious events, the spectacular "Degal” stands out. Registered
on Unesco's Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity since January
2006, the "Degal" is a very particular moment for the Peul pastors
living in the Niger delta. It's time for all their cattles to leave the
arid land of Sahel for the flood plains of the inner Niger. On the
choosen date, they all cross the Niger river at Diafarabe and
the occasion for the whole Peuls pastors community to gather together
in a family and festive atmosphere. This traditional gathering takes
place each year on the last November weekend or December first weekend.
Feel free to write us, we will let you know the exact dates to attend this extraordinary manifestation !
all the other famous festivals taking place in Mali, one can also
mention the Desert Festival at Essakane-Tombouctou in January ; the
Niger Festival in Ségou in February and the Puppets Festival in Markala
(Ségou area) in March.
We can provide organization and lodging for you if you wish to attend any of these festivals. Feel free to ask any information.
Map of Mali