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Mopti - Bamako = tarmac with holes and "sleeping policemen" at each end of every village. Don't speed! Takes 6-8 hours depending on traffic.
Bamako - Dakar = excellent tarmac to the border, thereafter pisspoor with bad holes everywhere. Buses do the journey in 36 hrs, including an overnight stop at the border. You might like to stop at Kayes, Tambacunda,?
We came through Mali, Senegal Feb/Mar time, we didn't go as far as Mopti but the road from Djenne via San to Bamako was not too bad.
The road up to Kayes is ok, but from there to Tamba (about 100 miles) is very bad tarmac/Dirt with some occaisonal good dirt detours, after Tamba all good to Dakar. There is a nice shiny new tarmac road running alongside which may be open now.
Did trip in 4x4 2 years back - road was great tarmac all way with potholes only occasionally. It is 8 hours period with lots of speeding as in some places you must slow down - the speed bumps in each town are very large bumps indeed. Still, great drive mostly flat.
Thank you all for your useful replies. It has given us an extra day or two in our planning - thought the roads were worse than that. Now we are just crossing our fingers, and hoping that that nice new tar road that Panhandle mentions is open!! - and that the election in Mauri are peaceful - but that's a different story...
I drove the road through Kita a few days ago. From Bamako, the road to Kita is good asphalt. From Kita to Toukoto, the road is very good dirt, but it turns north at Toukoto. From Toukoto, the road (or roads) roughly follows the train tracks, crossing them occasionally. Some sections are actually the old railway bed, straight and flat, but most of the road is rough, with some thick mud after heavy rains, and many washed out sections. The path I took (and there may be others that I was unaware of) was rarely taken by automobile, and the trail sometimes was only single track. After Kale, there's a ferry that crosses the river to Bafoulabe, or just after Kale, you can jump to the south side of the train tracks, follow them to the river, and cross on the train bridge (probably not possible in a car). From Bafoulabe, the road doesn't improve much, as the Mich. map suggests. This is a beautiful route, especially from Toukoto to Bafoulabe; green and lush with impressive rock escarpments and old run-down French colonial outposts.
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