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Burkina Faso/Mali info needed

Afternoon guys and girls,

I will shortly (3 weeks) be leaving for BF to help out on the MAPA Project: MAPA Project our leg starts in BF then Mali - Senegal - Gambia

were going to get our BF visa from this guy: Honorary Consul of Burkina Faso - Issuing visas in the UK as we assume you need them prior to arrival. Is this the best place to do it?

Were a bit stumped for Mali as I have looked around there does not seem to be anything recent on this. Our plan was to pick this up in Ougadou when we land. prices seen seem to vary widely. what can i expect from the Mali embassy on the ground?

Gambia and Senegal are fine.

Dont think there is anything else right now, IDP and jabs sorted. I will post pics on our return

any other info/tips most appreciated on these countries as I have not travelled in Africa before! (unless you count Morocco).

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Mali embassy in Ouaga is at N 12 20.721 W 001 31.562
They managed to extend my Malian visa the same day, when he say me parking the bike, he handed my passport through the window, 30 euro´s, nice guys.
Open till 15u00.(don´t know about weekends)
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Mali embassy in Ouaga is at N 12 20.721 W 001 31.562
They managed to extend my Malian visa the same day, when he say me parking the bike, he handed my passport through the window, 30 euro´s, nice guys.
Open till 15u00.(don´t know about weekends)
thanks for that Bird

going to send my passport off for the BF visa next week. hopefully that one linked is the right place. Im cutting it all a bit fine.

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Hi G,

Saw your post over on devon4x4, just wanted to wish you luck with the project. it sounds interesting! Do they need any more help?

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Hi G,

Saw your post over on devon4x4, just wanted to wish you luck with the project. it sounds interesting! Do they need any more help?

Merv.
Hi Merv.

thanks for that, I now have someone coming with me (it was touch and go for a few weeks!) flights are booked, jabs done and Visa will be applied for tomorrow.

I am hoping to update our facebook page every couple of days. This is linked off our website.

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Hello,
Seeing this late. You should be on ground by now.

My 10 naira worth;

When you need stuff while in any country, ask for it. Reading online that something is impossible in so and so place does not necessarily make it so.

Think about the people you ask questions, most answers reflect just what the people you ask know rather than what is available and remember a lot of people aim to please rather than direct you to a better source. (I know, its basic info but you will be surprised at the way people turned answers into gospel).
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