Northern Mali

Travel to Northern Mali – Timbuktu and Sahara Desert

Home to the fabled trans-Saharan trading centre of Timbuktu, Northern Mali is an arid region of vast inhospitable desert.

Few travellers venture much further north than Timbuktu, and those that do need to be completely self-sufficient and equipped for a major wilderness expedition. The reward is a true Sahara 4×4 experience.

  • Spend a couple of days exploring Timbuktu and get that stamp in your passport!
  • Follow the Niger River east and discover the riverside town of Gao.
  • For real intrepid travellers, head for the far northern reaches of the Sahara.

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