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Bradt Travel Guide: Mali

Travel GuideOut of Print

Series: Bradt Travel Guides

By: Ross Velton

232 pages, Col photos, 27 maps

Bradt Travel Guides

Paperback | Oct 2009 | Edition: 3 | #183461 | ISBN-13: 9781841622187
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Mali is one of the most exciting destinations in West Africa. At its heart is the River Niger which winds through vast areas of the Sahelian landscape, linking the fabled city of Timbuktu with the capital, Bamako. Travelers can explore Dogon cliff villages, the famous mosque at Djenne and much more in a country enlivened by colorful markets and arguably the best music in Africa. Ross Velton looks at every aspect of travel in this seldom-visited country, enabling the visitor to get right to the heart of a land whose people are some of the most amicable in Africa. This guide features: -Planning and preparation, including health and safety -Where to stay and eat, complete with a guide to Malian food -Ancient civilizations and culture, including the Tuareg and Dogon people -A comprehensive guide to Malian music -Practical information, including accommodations, transport, and maps to aid non-eccentric journeys

'A well-structured, practical and informative guide.' Travel Africa '...excellent companion for your Mali visit.' Travel Africa


Introduction PART ONE GENERAL INFORMATION Chapter 1 Background Information Geography, Climate, Natural history, History, Economy, People, Language, Religion, Culture Chapter 2 Practical Information When to visit, Highlights and suggested itineraries, Tourist information, Tour operators, Red tape, Embassies and consulates, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money, Budgeting, Getting around , Accommodation, Eating and drinking, Public Holidays, Festivals, Shopping, Media and communications, Cultural etiquette, Travelling positively PART TWO THE GUIDE Chapter 3 Bumako Chapter 4 Segou Chapter 5 The Niger Inland Delta Chapter 6 Dogon Country Chapter 7 Gourma Chapter 8 Gao Chapter 9 Timbuktu Chapter 10 Sikasso Chapter 11 Kayes Appendix 1 Language Appendix 2 Further Information Index

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Ross Velton has travelled extensively in French-speaking countries around the world including western Africa, and has hitchhiked across the Sahara.

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