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Mali (Djenne, Timbuktu & Dogon) Tour in a week

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Mali (Djenne, Timbuktu & Dogon) Tour in a week


I am visiting Mali for a short visit of ~1 week. During this brief visit, I would like to cover Timbuktu, Dogon area and Djenne.

I am traveling by myself and wanted to know if there are some trusted & affordable tour operator/companies that cater to solo travlers.

Would appreciate a reply.

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1. Re: Mali (Djenne, Timbuktu & Dogon) Tour in a week

Hi, contact ambassagou. They give good advice and have nice trips for really reasonable prices.

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2. Re: Mali (Djenne, Timbuktu & Dogon) Tour in a week


I am travelling to Mali too because of my work. I am working in France and recently Mali has become a dangerous place because of the killing of a french hostage a couple of days ago in the north of Mali. Could you please advice if it is dangerous? is it safe for a girl to go there? Thanks!

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It is no problem to go to Mali. Because I think you are not going to the north at all. Please look at the map and you will see that Timboctou isn't the north. For me as a woman it was never a problem travveling in Mali. Ambassagou is a good place to arrive in Bamako/Mali . They can also take care of a transfer. Have a good time!

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4. Re: Mali (Djenne, Timbuktu & Dogon) Tour in a week

Doug and I were in all 3 areas in Feb 2010. Were with Toguna Tours. Karen (an American lady ), based in Mali, operates these tours and our tour guide came from Dogon area. Timbuktu was magic - we flew from Bamako and drove back to Mopti to join the main tour, which was a 5 country Peregrine Australia tour, organised by Toguna Tours. Had been a kidnapping and Goa was an advised no go zone, but visiting the Tureg encampment out from Timbuktu was something we will always treasure.

Are happy to give any help and info if you wish to write to us drlovett@bigpond.com Regards Roslyn Lovett

Bamako, Mali
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I am in position and available to organise an affordable tour for you.I am a graduate of university of tourism and guiding.i am skillful and experienced.I am young man ; my name is Daouda konate.

I am sure you will enjoy my services.I am at your full disposal for further in formation do not hesitate to ask me.

email dovetour@hotmail.fr

pleasure to read you soon

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6. Re: Mali (Djenne, Timbuktu & Dogon) Tour in a week

Your itinerary seems a little tight on time. But, it may be possible. I was in Mali a few years back and hired a local guide who did everything for me for a very reasonable rate. As a solo traveler, and backpacker, I could not afford to take a fancy trip. Aly arranged everything for me...hotels, transportation, tours, etc. He has a website at http://www.maliwithaly.com/

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7. Re: Mali (Djenne, Timbuktu & Dogon) Tour in a week

Having a guide organize the logistics and provide you with some information about the history and culture is the best way to get the most out of your experience. If you want that flexibility, I have a friend in Mali who can help you. His name is Boubacar Dicko aka Jimmy, his contact information is on his website www.exploremali.com Have a wonderful time, I loved it there - the Malians are amazing people.

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