Category Archives: Safety

Timbuktu can wait – part 2

I recently posted a blog titled Timbuktu can wait on why we do not currently take clients to the fabled city of the 333 saints. Following on that blog I’d like to share the story of one of our close … Continue reading

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Timbuktu can wait

‘Look, that’s the travel agency, who refused to organize our trip to Timbuktu’, Ibrahim recently overheard a traveler say to his travel companion when walking past our office in Ségou. Quite regularly people contact us to inquire about the possibilities … Continue reading

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Dogon Country and Djenné road trip

‘That’s mine’, she stated with naughty twinkling eyes, snatching another piece of chicken. I can’t help laughing out loud. There’s no doubt about it, Ibrahim’s grand mother is clearly enjoying the macaroni and chicken dinner. Time flies, and even though … Continue reading

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Worldpeace is possible!

It’s a thin line between love and hate. It’s a line that has been crossed by many. France and the French were in general not the most loved visitors of Mali. Shaking of the yoke of the colonial past had … Continue reading

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Timbuktu – the other side of the picture

‘They do not tell you everything that is going on. It is not only bad’, a friend tells me. He had left his hometown Timbuktu about two weeks earlier. After having visited us in Segou in February, he had spent … Continue reading

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Safety guaranteed?

‘How can you guarantee safety?’ was a question I recently received by email. The sender was talking about journeying in Mali, more specific about the journeys we offer in Mali and the safety of our guests. I was fascinated by … Continue reading

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Creating limitations…

The North of Mali is hit severely by the Touareg rebellion, started by the MNLA (Mouvement National de la Libération de l’Azawad) on January 17th this year. Touaregs, soldiers and civilians have lost their lives in the Northern territories over … Continue reading

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