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Sail the Niger River / Niger River tours
a soft-adventure experience
Sail one of Africa's great waterways — the Niger River — all the way to the edge of the Sahara Desert and the legendary city of Timbuktu !
Every tour is private, scheduled on dates of your choice; there are no fixed-date, scheduled group departures.
Sailing tours :
11-days Mali Explorer tour 2 days sailing, 2 nights camping
12-days Mali Sailing / Trekking tour 3 days sailing, 2 nights camping
Sailing the Niger River is not a luxury affair but rather an "armchair adventure" you will discover the Niger delta landscape with its varied bird life along the shore, hippos in the river and rural villages with beautiful mosques. Your guide will be on-hand to explain all the sights you will see, and you will be able to briefly visit various village ports-of-call.
Sailing from Segou to Mopti (or the reverse) is the usual itinerary; this generally takes three days of sailing, with two nights' camping on the river bank.
NB: this soft adventure requires bush-camping along the river bank, as there are no hotels, no campgrounds.
Other sailing options include a full-day sailing excursion, or a sunset sail on the Niger River, if camping is not for you.
NB: camping is no frills, sleeping on a ground mattress in a small tent; there are no campgrounds, so no running water, no latrines. Camping in Mali is not recommended for inexperienced campers.
Overnight sailing excursions include:
Beyond a sailing excursion, complete tour services include the above plus:
Join us for an unforgettable experience — sailing the Niger river through the heart of West Africa !
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