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Ten interesting facts about Mali

1. Mali is the biggest country in West Africa. It is roughly twice the size of Texas, the second largest American state. 2. Mali was the cradle of the Empire of Ghana, West Africa’s very first black empire. 3. When Mansa Musa, emperor of the Malian Empire in the early 1300s, made his Mecca pilgrimage, he made Mali famous by bringing with him 12,000 slaves, 60,000...


Malinese Cuisene

Nsaamè Nsaamè is a hearty and delicious rice dish topped with meat and vegetables. To make it, you need rice, water, beef, salt, garlic, pepper, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes, and oil. After heating the oil in the pan, fry the garlic, then brown the beef. Add water. Wait for it to boil, and then let it simmer to bring out the taste of the beef. Cut up...

Take a camel ride on the Sahara

What to do in Mali

Attend festivals and concerts Mali is a truly mystical and imaginative place. Here are some of the festivals you might want to take part in: The Festival Au Desert. Usually held during mid-January at the outskirts of the Sahara, this festival pays homage to the artistic gifts and tribal unity that has encompassed the region for more than 10 years since the very first...


Where to go to Mali

Hombori With its distinctively magnificent rock formations, Hombori is one of Mali’s best-kept secrets. It is located on the slopes of Hombori Tondo Mesa, between the cities of Gao and MaliMopti, and is quite accessible via a bus or cab ride from Bamako. Hombori may be known as one of the hottest places on earth, but its captivating rock formations and amazing...

Bandiagara Escarpment

When to visit to Mali

The climate in Mali varies between the Sahelian (northern) and Sudanese (southern) regions. The Sudanese regions are known to have some semi-tropical zones and a much higher average annual rainfall of approximately 55 inches compared to the Sahelian region’s 8 inches. The greatest amount of rain falls in the area of Bamako, where rain is experienced from April to...