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Mali

Has anyone entered (southern) Mali recently ? is the road from Mauri to Bamako open ? from BF ?
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Wich road... The one from Nema ? The one from Kayes ? You say Mauri, I think is Mauritania...correct ?
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Sorry, yes, on the route de l'espoir, Timbedra - Nara.
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Fro Nara to Bamako it's everyday open but is a track with a long part of terrible "toule ondulée". Do you know the meaning of ? Good luck !
400 km from Nara to bamako. Almost 7 or 8 hours travelling. No problem in rain season...it's everyday open....
Wich bike do you have ?
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i have just crossed from Nouakchott to Ouagadougou.

Nouakchott - Kiffa good tarmac
Kiffa - Kayes sandy piste and quite an adventure, would not recommend on anything but 4wd or a dirt bike
Kayes - Bamako good tarmac
Bamako - Ouagadougou good tarmac

The police claim that the road is safe all the way. I had no problems.

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i have just crossed from Nouakchott to Ouagadougou.

Nouakchott - Kiffa good tarmac
Kiffa - Kayes sandy piste and quite an adventure, would not recommend on anything but 4wd or a dirt bike
Kayes - Bamako good tarmac
Bamako - Ouagadougou good tarmac

The police claim that the road is safe all the way. I had no problems.

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I know that the trubles from Kayes to Bamako comes in the rain season... Don't you ? Have you any news about it ?
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