Mali holidays. Tours & holidays in 2015 & 2016

Experience Mali, the jewel of West Africa. Travel along the Niger River to Timbuktu & visit Dogon villages that have remained unchanged for centuries. All our Mali holidays are operated by leading responsible companies.
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Cultural tour of Mali
Experience the magic of Mali's landscapes and people, from €1940 (16 days) ex flights
Mali cultural holiday
Immerse yourself in Mali’s wonders, from €1640 (11 days) ex flights
Mali tour, Festival on the Niger
Celebrate Mali's diversity at the Festival on the Niger, from £2250 - £2650 (19 days) ex flights
Caravan of Peace festival holiday in Mauritania, South Mali & Burkina Faso
Experience the magic Burkina, Mauritania landscapes & people, from €3550 - €3850 (23 days) ex flights

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Mali festival on the Niger holiday
Special Timbuktu tour and festival of the Niger tour, Mali, from €1750 - €2050 (16 days) ex flights
Burkina Faso & Mali holidays
Experience the magic Mali and Burkina landscapes and people, from €2080 (15 days) ex flights
Festival in the Desert tour in Mali
Caravan of festivals for peace and unity in Mali, from €1200 - €3750 (27 days) ex flights
Festival on the desert, tour in Mali
Discover the music and magic of Mali, Festival in the desert, from €1640 - €2140 (16 days) ex flights
Senegal and Guinea Bissau cultural holiday
Discover Senegal and Guinea Bissau on this 14 day group tour, from £2499 (14 days) ex flights
Sao Tome & Equatorial Guinea small group holiday
The highlights of two of Africa's least known countries, from £2799 (12 days) ex flights
Music festival on the Niger River, Mali
Discover the music and magic of Mali’Festival of the Niger, from €1650 - €2050 (16 days) ex flights
West Africa Explorer, Guinea-Bissau & Senegal
Historic towns, vibrant tribal culture & the Bijagos Islands, from £2849 (14 days) ex flights
Burkina Faso & Niger tour, Sahel Explorer
Remote tribal groups, mud built mosques and rare giraffes, from £2699 (19 days) ex flights
West Africa overland truck tours, Mali, Ghana and Burkina Faso
West Africa tours, Ghana, Togo and Benin, from £1070 (21 days) ex flights
Sahara overland tour
Overland from Morocco across the Sahara Desert to Timbuktu, from €2950 (27 days) ex flights

5 reviews for Mali holidays4.5 star overall rating

These full and frank independent Mali holidays reviews are from travellers who have booked directly through Responsible Travel. They are not edited by us or any of the companies we work with. Find the real story, from real travellers below.

Cultural tour of Mali
Memorable parts? We named it the “5000 Star Hotel” under the full moon on a windy night as we told stories around a small fire. That was on the very edge of the Bandiagara Cliff in Dogon Country. The rocks and the edge of the cliffs were –right there —and the stories told and laughter were very precious. Our guide Aly and his Dogon friends made a conversation in multiple broken languages fun and enlightening. It truly felt like the mythical Shangra-La. And the rich history of Timbuktu.... (more)Susan Aschim
From €1940 excluding flights
Mali cultural holiday
I have been in a few places in Africa, and normally we go local, this time with Aly organising everything for you, I had the most luxurious trip with fabulous hotels and great food all the way... I would highly recommend booking with Aly. (more)Christina Schrotzhammer
Meeting the locals. They were friendly and welcoming...One of the best holidays I've taken. The itinerary was well thought out and the guests were well taken care of. (more)Minerva Valdenor
Exploring the exotic markets was most memorable...Awesome experience. Everything I expected and more. (more)Sanaa Lateef
From €1640 excluding flights
Festival in the Desert tour in Mali
Memorable parts? Trekking in the Dogon. Amazing scenery, wonderful people and interesting culture. Tips? Take thermals for the desert and lots of tissues - changes in day/night temperatures and the sand can give rise to lots of runny noses! Stop worrying about time - it'll happen when it does - then again it might not. Something else even more wonderful might occur...It's all part of the experience. Local benefits? As a group most of us were aware of the impact we could have... (more)Etta Geras
From €1200 - €3750 excluding flights

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really
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