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Mali

Unfortunately we no longer operate projects in Mali. We do however, have excellent placements in Ghana and Tanzania.

In the middle ages, the Kingdom of Mali was the epicentre of a great empire that stretched over most of West Africa. For many centuries Mali was a rich and prosperous nation that controlled the lucrative trans Saharan trade routes and the important transport of the valuable commodities of gold, salt and latterly slaves.

However, this stranglehold of the trade routes was finally broken by the European traders, the French annexing the country in the late 19th century. Since then Mali has become poorer, one of the poorest countries in Africa.

However, Mali’s wealth lies in other places. This dusty Saharan country is home to unique mud architecture, most notably the stunning Mosques at Djenné and Timbuktu, and the eerie, bizarre settlements of the Dogon country, dwellings hand carved into rocky escarpment.

Part of Mali’s attraction is that it’s not an easy country. It’s not easy to get to and it’s not easy to travel around. Every journey becomes an epic odyssey, be it taking a river cruise in traditional wooden hulled canoe down the River Niger to trekking on camels across mile after mile of sandy dunes and the Sahara Desert to the historic and mysterious Timbuktu. Each trip becomes an epic adventure.

 

 

 

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Mali
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