Festival of the Desert in Mali

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1. Posted by NicolaJ (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Has anyone been to the Festival of the Desert in Mali held in January? If so have you a blog or website where I can read about your experience, also is it suitable to take children?

Many thanks


2. Posted by NadirDK (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi and no.
But im going there in 2007 on our tour with a danish-Malinesian musician, and am looking very much forward to it.
Did you go there?
And did you find somewhere on the net where more infomation is available?

Rasmus, Copenhagen,

3. Posted by Saeeda (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I also have never been there before but am going there in January 2007. I am looking for a travel companion, if you are interested or know somebody else who is could you let me know. The idea would be to look around Mali before the festival.

Thanks Saeeda

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 6, 2006 9:30 AM by Saeeda ]

4. Posted by ross_j (First Time Poster 1 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I too am planning my first journey to the festival in 2007. I am interested in chatting with others who have made the journey before, and those who are planning on going this year. As travel to the festival is rumored to be a solid 4wd trek, vehicles are likely able to transport 6 people w/ gear max. If we can organize the journey together, we will be able to save a few dollars and share the experience.
I will be with 2 others coming in from Morrocco on the 8th of January.
Please feel free to write anytime with ideas, experiences, questions or just well-wishes.

5. Posted by NadirDK (Budding Member 5 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hi again.

My trip to the festival is planned - i'd be travelling in a group of 15 or so. But im interested in meeting you at the festival - also to hear about your plans after the festival. We'll be touring Mali until 23/01, ending i Bamako. After this i will be on my own and thinking about heading for Dakar, Senegal and it'd be nice with some travel companions.


Rasmus, Denmark

6. Posted by mychal (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

hi everyone....my boyfriend and i are also planning a trip to the festival and have found very little in the way of affordable tours. neither of us is really a tour kind of person but it does look as if that is the only sure-fire way to get there and have sleeping arrangements......or does anyone know that if we find an independent 4x4 to get us there if there are rentable tents to sleep in, food and so forth to buy once there? any information would be greatly appreciated!! ....mychal in austin,texas