Flights to Mali: practical information
Cheap airlines to Mali
Looking for your next African adventure? Mali has some incredible sights, UNESCO sites and who doesn’t have Timbuktu on their bucket list?! Start planning your trip with cheap flights to Mali. Air France, Royal Air Maroc, CityJet and others offer flights from London to Bamako (BKO).
When to book flights to Mali
Mali is a big country and climate changes from one end to the other with tropical savannah in the south and desert in the north. Droughts are frequent but rainy season is from May to October generally. Book your flights to Mali at least 5-6 months in advance for the cheapest fares.
- Peak season: After rainy season, November to February.
- Low season: Dry season is extremely hot, March and April.
Flights to Mali take around 8 hours with a stopover from London.
Experience Mali: what to see, what to do
Mali has plenty for an adventurous tourist to discover with four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the historic town of Timbuktu to visit and a number of other interesting places to visit. It’s also one of the world’s poorest nations and is in development.
Essentials in Mali
Dogon Country: Bring your trekking shoes because a hike along the famous Bandiagara Escarpment is not to be missed and is an UNESCO site. The scattered cliff-side villages are unique and unlike anything you’ve ever seen.
Timbuktu: The ancient city of Timbuktu was once a unique Tuareg trading centre and today is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations, mostly because of the name.
Djenne: This town’s multi-storey mud buildings are really something impressive. The world’s largest mud mosque is located here and is restored every year by the community after the rainy season.
Find more information on Visit Mali.
Accommodation in Mali
Since conflicts started in the northern part of Mali, many tourist hotels in Mali have temporarily closed. That being said you have find a number of hotels in Bamako and in the more popular tourist areas that range in price and quality. If sleeping under the stars, don’t forget your mosquito net!