Welcome to Mali

Yet for now, its landscapes, monuments and stories are off-limits, sealed from tourists by a conflict that is threatening the very culture of Mali.

The heart of the nation is Bamako, where Ngoni and Kora musicians play to dancing crowds from all ethnicities, while in the Dogon country villages still cling to the cliffs as they did in ancient times.

Further west, Fula women strap silver jewellery to their ears and their belongings to donkeys, forming caravans worthy of beauty pageants as they march across the hamada (dry, dusty scrubland).

And in the northeast, the writings of ancient African civilisations remain locked in the beautiful libraries of Timbuktu, until a new dawn comes for Mali, and they – and it – can be rediscovered by travellers.

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$664.79 Outdoor Activities


DAY 1: MARRAKECH - TELOUET - AIT BEN HADOU - OUARZAZATE After breakfast we will leave from the Riad in a southerly direction crossing the high mountains known as the High Atlas or Tizin Tichka, of 2260 m of altitude. We can also visit the village of Ouarzazate and the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Dinner and accommodation in Riad In Ouarzazate.DAY 2: OUARZAZATE - DADES GORGES - TODRA VALLEY - DESERT OF MERZOUGA After breakfast we will go to the Ouzina Desert and visit the palm grove and the Gorges of Toldra, we will pass through some Berber and Arab towns such as Erfoud and we will continue our way to Ouzina. Dinner and accommodation in Kasbah Riad Porte de Sahara (one night) unforgettable).DAY 3: EXPLORING MERZOUGA AREA A free day in the desert to enjoy its calm and visit the town of Ouzina and its surroundings, possibility of making a tour with the Quads at your disposal, in the afternoon excursion to see the sunset in the middle of the dunes of Erg Ouzina. Berber music night in the dunes under a sky lit with stars and the moon. Dinner and accommodation in Haima.DAY 4: MERZOUGA - RISSANI - AZROU - FEZ We get up early to climb the dunes and see the most beautiful desert sunrise in the morning, after breakfast we leave for Merzouga on the track of the Paris-Dakar Rally, visit the village of Khamlia with its original black inhabitants of Mali, to listen to music African live, then in the afternoon we go to Merzouga, where we transfer you to the bus that goes directly to Fez and end of our services.

$1725.63 Private & Custom Tours

15 days 10 regions tour of Ghana

We depart Accra to the North by air the next day afternoon you’re arrival. We then tour the 3 northern regions first then ends in Accra on the 14th day. You will be picked at your hotel and brought back there.  Tamale, Bolga, Paga, Damongo, Larabanga, Mole, Mognori Village among many others will be visited while in the north.You will have meet and greet services right from your arrival at the airport then a brief orientation by us with a free a la cart meal at a fancy restaurant in the city.The next day, you will be treated to these as our journey around the entire country begins:  A Quick view of Paga town and the border to Burkina Faso. Then we Proceed to the Pikoro Slave Market where slave masters 1st arrived from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, etc before they moved to Salaga.  We then Continue to Bolga. (Distance:30mins) Lunch at Akayet Hotel (Buffet). We will also Tour in Bolga township. Brief shopping at the craft market/cultural centre. In the evening we Depart to Tamale (Tamale City Tour) We will Check in at a Hotel and have dinner at 6:30pm. As part of Leisure you are free to Enjoy hotel facilities- swim pool, gym, etc -After breakfast at 8am, have an excursion trip to Mognori Eco Village (Distance: 1:50hrs) to have a canoe cruise experience. -Visit the Chief's Palace and witness an exciting northern cultural dance (arranged). -Mingle with the natives, have photo shoot session in native northern attire, observe how shea butter is processed and experience a total unique culture of northern Ghana. - Proceed to Mole National Park, (10km from Mognori). Embark on an afternoon safari, admire the herds of baffaloes, elephants and enjoy the serene atmosphere of the biggest game reserve. -Lunch at Mole Motel (Buffet) -Zaina lodge on request* -Move to the Larabanga Mosque. The oldest mosque in West Africa which has survived for centuries despite inclement weather. -Continue to Damongo to witness a typical northern market day -photo shoot session. -Farewell, depart back to Tamale and have dinner at the hotel at 6:30pm. -Free time (Corporate network session)

$41.49 Day Trips & Excursions

Niger River trip with visit to Segoukoro, Kalabougou and a fishing village

Highlights • Segoukoro historical village visit • Kalabougou pottery village visit • Fishing village visit • Lunch on the boat • Enjoy sunset on the river • Relax and experience Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour The best way to combine three highlights - Segoukoro, Kalabougou and the River Niger - and to unwind from your travel experiences in the meantime. What you can expectMeet your guide and the boat crew at the Ségou river quai for a day on the river.Set foot ashore in Segoukoro historical village for a guided village visit after a pleasant 1.5 hour river trip. The capital of the former Bambara Kingdom – as described in Maryse Condé’s books Ségou – offers lots to see, including four mosques, the tomb of the first Bambara King. Traditionally the visit start with meeting the village chief to pay the taxes. The village chief is happy to answer your questions and will open the rebuilt vestibule for you.Get back on board for the boat trip to Kalabougou pottery village. Lunch is served during the tripThe next stop is made at Kalabougou pottery village, situated on a branch of the River Niger. Guided visit to the village and to several family compounds, where the potters make all kinds of pottery from traditional water jugs to modern vases. During the weekend pots are being baked in huge fires. On Mondays most potters can be found at Ségou’s weekly market to sell their products.Another pleasant boat trip leads to a fishing village for an impression of everyday life of the Bozo people. Both nomadic settlements and permanent Bozo villages can be seen in the Ségou surroundings, depending on the time of year.The early morning and late afternoon offer excellent opportunities to spot some of Mali’s beautiful feathered inhabitants, including the Yacana, Kingfishers and Herons.Enjoy the sunset on the way back to Ségou. Arrival at the river quai is expected in the late afternoon.

$24.78 Outdoor Activities

Hiking Manding Country

Siby – Kamadjan Arc - TabouOne day long we take you hiking to discover the beauty and mysteries of Manding country. Meet your guide around 08:15am at the entrance of the compound of Hotel Campement Kamadjan. Start of your hiking trip around 08:30am. A visit is made to the cave, where water leaks from the rocks. A short hike with climb leads to the cave with the source of pure water, where villagers and youngsters come to fill up their water bottles and to relax. A stretch of 7k takes you along old ovens and nature to the Kamadjan Arc. Lunch is eaten under the arc with a magnificent view. After lunch the consultation cave is visited, followed by the hike downhill towards the village of Tabou; a distance of approximately 5k.The hike ends with a visit to the sacred well of Tabou. On public transport the trip goes back to Siby.

$93.35 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Hiking Manding Country - overnight trip

Day 1: Siby –Kamadjan ArcDeparture from Siby around 2pm. A short hike and climb leads to the cave, where water leaks from the rocks. A source of pure water, where villagers and youngsters come to fill up their water bottles and to relax. Feel free to fill up your water bottle. A stretch of 7k takes you along old ovens and nature to the Kamadjan Arc. Enjoy the sunset from the arc. Camp is made at the side of the arc. Enjoy the quiet evening in nature.  Day 2: Kamadjan Arc – Guena - Siby After breakfast and before getting on the road to Guena the consultation cave and the nearby panther cave are visited. This morning a distance of about 4k is covered. Visit Guena village for an impression of daily village life in Manding country. Road-trip back to Siby on public transport. End of the trip around noon.

$66.27 Day Trips & Excursions

Sightseeing Bamako, day-trip

8:30am pick-up from your hotel. Visit the Grand Marché and tour along several of the town’s monuments: the cathedral, the independence monument and the Africa tower. Get on board of a traditionally built wooden boat around lunch time for a trip on the River Niger. While you enjoy a sandwich lunch, you experience Bamako from a different point of view. Visit to the national museum and the surrounding gardens in the afternoon. Finish the day at Point G, a view point overlooking the city. Drop-off at your hotel - or your point of choice in town - around 5pm.The vehicle size is adapted to the number of participants, varying from passenger car to minibus.