South and Central Mali Discovery Tour


Please note the itinerary is liable to change due to security issues in Mali. We currently cannot access Djenne, and the whole of the Dogon region is unsafe to visit.

1 19/01/2025

Arrival to Bamako

• Arrive in Bamako, where you will be met at the airport by our driver, who will transfer you to the hotel.

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2 20/01/2025


• After breakfast, drive to San.

• Upon arrival, check into our hotel before visiting the eye-catching adobe mosque and the local market.

• Overnight in San.

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3 21/01/2025

Melting pot of Mali

• We will travel to Mopti, known as "the melting pot of Mali".

• Visit the Komoguel mosque, walk around the fishing port where wooden boats are made by hand, and visit the bustling

• In the afternoon, we'll take a boat trip and visit a Fulani village on the banks of the Niger river.

•Overnight in Mopti.

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4 22/01/2025

Mudpainting workshops

• Drive to Segou and visit a mud painting clothes workshop and various colonial buildings before moving on to Segou Koro, a village and former residence of Bambara kings located on the banks of the Niger River.

• Take a boat trip across the river to Kalabougou, where we will see women making pottery. After production, the pottery gets transported by dugout canoe to the Segou market.

• Return to Segou.

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5 23/01/2025

Return to Bamako

• Return to Bamako and tour the city. We will see colonial buildings and visit the national museum, the craft market and Point-G—the perfect spot to get a panoramic view of the city.

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6 24/01/2025

Boat trip to sand fishing village

• More tours of Bamako. We will visit the cathedral, fetish and artisan markets, and the puppet workshop.

• Afterwards, board a traditional boat from Babalabougou and visit a sand fishing village.

• Camp overnight on an island in the Niger River.

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7 25/01/2025

Return to Bamako / Final Day of Tour

• Return to Bamako in the morning, taking breakfast on the boat.

• Afterwards, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.


  • - Airport transfers
  • - Air conditioned bus transport
  • - Twin hotel accommodation
  • - All breakfasts
  • - English speaking local guide and Lupine tour leader
  • - Entry fees
  • - Visa invitation
  • - Flights
  • - Travel insurance
  • - Visa cost
  • Tour Price: £1895
  • Deposit: £500
  • Single Room Supplement: £175
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