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Old 24 Mar 2009
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Mali Visa at Senegal Border?

Can anyone tell me whether I can buy a visa for Mali at any of the land borders with Senegal?

Thanks very much.
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Old 11 Apr 2009
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Nobody know?!

Would appreciate any info.

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Mali Visa

Well, never entered from Senegal
But entered Mali from Burkina, Cote d'Ivoire, and Mauritania
and could buy a visa at any of these entry points think price is pretty universal at 15000 FCFA 25 Euros equivalent, so think that Senegal is the same.
Hope helps
Rgds Manfred in Accra Ghana
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Thanks manfred, it could be possible then.

Hopefully someone will be able to confirm.
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Thumbs up It is possible


Yes, it is definitely possible to get visas at the border - we did it with no hassle at all. The border police are really helpful and friendly - no bribes or anything like that at all.

We crossed at the end of last year (Nov '08) from Senegal at Kidira into Mali.

Since you don't have a visa you will have to go to the police station in Kayes, which is the first main town in Mali. They are really laid back, letting both us and our vehicle into Mali without a stamp. Once we got to Kayes we got our visas and then had both our passports and carnet stamped in.

Can't recall how much it cost I'm afraid, but it didn't strike me as being expensive.

Hope this helps
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may be a little out of date...but might help

see this link2ridetheworld.com : diary

it may help - we have further diary from Sengal - The Gambia -Mali...that you can link to from here. We decided to take a 'different' route....

this is a beautuful part of the world...enjoy
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