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Major cities and airports in Mali

  1. Bamako – Bamako Senou International Airport (BKO)
  2. Mopti – Mopti Airport (MZI)
  3. Timbuktu – Timbuktu Airport (TOM)
  4. Kayes – Kayes Airport (KYS)
  5. Sikasso – Sikasso Airport (KSS)

Time and Communication

Mali is located in the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) time zone, and there is no daylight saving time observed. The major mobile operators in Mali are Orange, Malitel, and Telecel. The call quality is generally good, but network coverage might be inconsistent, especially in rural areas. The majority of the country has cell phone coverage, but remote areas might have limited connectivity.

Money and shopping

The local currency in Mali is the West African CFA franc (XOF). The exchange rate is approximately 1 USD to 570 XOF. Payment in other currencies is generally not accepted. Payment by bank cards is not widespread, especially outside of Bamako. Visa cards are more widely accepted than Mastercard or American Express. Currency exchange offices are mostly available in larger cities and have varying working hours, so it is advisable to exchange money during daytime hours.


Common transportation in Mali includes buses, taxis, and bush taxis (taxi brousse) for intercity travel. Buses are the most reliable and comfortable option for long distances. In cities like Bamako, taxis are available and relatively affordable, but it’s important to agree on the fare before starting the ride. Renting a car is possible but might not be the most convenient option due to road conditions and the need for a local driver’s license.

Touristic attractions

  • Djenné: This ancient city is known for its stunning adobe architecture, including the Great Mosque of Djenné, one of the largest mud-brick buildings in the world.
  • Timbuktu: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Timbuktu is famous for its historical significance as a center of trade and Islamic scholarship during the medieval period.
  • Bandiagara Escarpment: This dramatic sandstone cliff is home to the Dogon people and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, as well as fascinating cultural experiences.
  • Bamako: The capital city of Mali, Bamako, offers a bustling atmosphere with lively markets, restaurants, and museums, including the National Museum of Mali, showcasing the country’s rich history and cultural heritage.
  • Niger River: The Niger River is an essential lifeline for Mali and offers opportunities for river cruises, fishing, and exploring the diverse landscapes along its banks. The river flows through cities like Mopti, where you can visit the lively harbor and experience local culture.
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