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How much does it cost to travel to Mopti?

Average Daily Travel Cost
(per person)
CFA 15,556.88
Accommodation1 CFA 6,867.73
Food2 CFA 3,610.41
Local Transportation1 CFA 6,028.83
Entertainment1 CFA 0.00
Communication2 CFA 1,000.00
Tips and Handouts1 CFA 871.25
Souvenirs1 CFA 0.00
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1 CFA 0.00
Alcohol2 CFA 871.64
Water2 CFA 1,651.69

Travel Tips

The Children

By backpackguru on Nov 4, 2011
If you're spending an extended time traveling around Mali, you will likely pass through Mopti more than once. If you're going into the Sahara, you'll leave for either Timbuktu or Gao from here, and pass through again on your way back to Bamako. This is also a popular place to pick up a guide for the Dogon Country.

Mopti is a relatively big city with a variety of restaurant options and a good number of things to see. My favorite experience in Mopti was actually quite simple. We bought a watermelon in the market and enjoyed eating it on the banks of the Niger. We befriended some of the children and chatted with them for a while (and of course shared our watermelon). It was a very simple activity, but it was an experience you remember forever from your trip to Mali.


Average Daily Travel Cost
(per person)
CFA 17,431.96
Accommodation1 CFA 8,993.75
Food2 CFA 4,999.03
Local Transportation1 CFA 1,500.00
Entertainment1 CFA 1,500.00
Communication2 CFA 1,168.75
Tips and Handouts1 CFA 1,175.00
Souvenirs1 CFA 0.00
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1 CFA 0.00
Alcohol2 CFA 1,707.89
Water2 CFA 2,004.80

Travel Tips

Save Bamako for the End of Your Trip

By backpackguru on Nov 16, 2011
Bamako is an interesting capital city, but it's best saved for the end of your trip. If you're traveling around Mali for a while, the true sites are in the rural area. The country itself is incredibly diverse, so you want to spend as much of you time as possible seeing the diverse landscape, people, and culture. Focus your trip on the areas outside of the city. Then, at the end of your trip, you'll probably be exhausted. Splurge on a comfortable place to sleep and some nice meals while you're in Bamako. You'll appreciate the comforts at this point in your trip.

Also, if you're flying out of the Bamako Airport, don't get there too early. The waiting area of the airport is not air conditioned, and they won't let you into the back into closer to your flights time. Do yourself a favor and wait until close to your flight to arrive.


Average Daily Travel Cost
(per person)
CFA 11,643.39
Accommodation1 CFA 6,250.00
Food2 CFA 4,056.46
Local Transportation1 CFA 0.00
Entertainment1 CFA 837.50
Communication2 CFA 0.00
Tips and Handouts1 CFA 50.00
Souvenirs1 CFA 0.00
Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1 CFA 0.00
Alcohol2 CFA 0.00
Water2 CFA 1,067.78

Travel Tips

Exploring the Town of Djenne

By backpackguru on Nov 4, 2011
Most people go to Djenne for the weekly market. It is a wonderful market and definitely shouldn't be missed, but unfortunately many people swoop in, head to the market, and miss the rest of Djenne. Djenne is a town complete made from mud. It's an incredibly rare thing to see, and is worth spending a couple of days exploring. When you wander through the streets, the children squeal in delight. You pass games of soccer in the main town square. You see women carrying water to and from the well. The mosque in the middle of town is completely made of mud. It is the largest mud mosque in the world. Every year the town comes together and restabilizes the walls to insure it will make it through another rainy season. Djenne is so much more than just a market town, so be sure and give it the time it deserves.
  • 1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
  • 2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis. For example, the Food daily average is for all meals for an entire day.

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