Travel documents and Visas
Except the nationals of West African countries (Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Benin, Senegal, Togo, Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cape Verde) Cameroon, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania; the other nationals must have a passport valid for at least six months after their scheduled return date.
Also a visa is required to enter Mali for them, please contact the Embassy of Mali in your country or in border country.
Your passport must have at least two blank visa pages for immigration stamps.
Travelers should obtain the latest visa information and entry requirements from the Republic of Mali Embassy
Documentation of a Yellow fever vaccination within the last ten years is required. Please remember to carry evidence of your vaccination. If you are not able to show evidence of a current yellow fever immunization, you may be required to be re-immunized on the spot as a condition of entry into the country. The Embassy strongly discourages this option.
Continent Tours can assist with visa issue
Local Football Matches
Continent Tours will plan on weekends you can watch national championship of football and you will have the privilege to watch them. An opportunity to see our local players of football and interact with local people at the Stadium.
Dance in Mali is an important part of the tradition, religion, and socializing of the country's people. Mali has many traditional dances, each associated with a different event or situation. Continent Tours Organization will organize local traditional dances and local cultural displays to help you live your dream in Mali and make your stay more interesting.
Malian Wedding ceremony:
Wedding is the most important ritual of the life cycle and entails numerous celebrations that are spread throughout a period of variable length. It involves major expenses on the part of the bride's and groom's extended families and friends, although the practice of bride-wealth (the transfer of gifts or money from the groom's family to the bride's family) puts more financial pressure on the groom and his family. Three different forms of marriage can be distinguished in Mali today: traditional (which varies greatly from region to region and across ethnic groups), civil, and religious (mostly Muslim). In the cities, many couples see the ideal marriage as one that has been legitimized traditionally, civilly, and religiously. Civil marriage is especially popular among wage workers, for without official sanction by the state, wives and children will not be entitled to social welfare benefits such as pensions.
Continent Tours will arrange you take part of a civil marriage ceremony; it mostly starts in the morning at 9:00 at the town hall then together in the wedding procession we will leave to greet parents and relatives. After the greetings, we will drive back and take part of another ceremony where women are gathered dancing and listening to the griots.