Mali, the largest country in West-Africa, has two totally different faces. The north of the country extends into the Sahara and is almost entirely arid desert, while the south is tropical with summer rainfall and lots of rivers.
The main river is without a doubt the Niger. Along the banks of the principal river of Western Africa, there are a lot of authentic fishing-villages that are certainly worth a visit. Other great attractions in Mali are the Dogon Valley with its magnificent cliff villages, the legendary city of Timbuktu and not to forget: the breathtaking mosque in Djenné, which is entirely built out of clay.
And of course we can’t forget to mention Bamako, the capital and largest city of Mali. It offers a wide range of tourist attractions such as the Grand Mosque, the National Museum of Mali buildings and the Bamako Botanical Gardens.
Located on the Niger River, Bamako is still largely unexplored by tourists. From bustling markets to some of Africa’s best music stars, the city is home to some great restaurants, hotels and nightlife.
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