Category: Overland

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Visa Paperwork 3

West African Visas

Most people assume West African countries would be happy to give out a visa to a Westerner like me. That would be nice, but unfortunately not the case at all. The embassies of virtually...

At The Sleeping Camel 7

The Sleeping Camel, Bamako, Mali

The capital of Mali, Bamako, is virtually a required stop for those looking to traverse the West Coast of Africa. There are numerous embassies here for countries to the South, so it’s a great...

Manantali Market 0

Manantali & Casper’s Cool Camp

On the advice of many Overlanders I make my way across to the tiny town of Manantali, to meet up with Casper and checkout his “Cool Camp” where he has setup a rustic campground...

My remote campsite behind Sibi 4

Sibi, Mali

I am a little uncertain of the safety situation in Mali, though all my research and recent discussions say I should be perfectly fine as long as I stay in the South of the...

Sunset at my campsite in Southern Mali

Into Mali

I arrive at the major border from Guinea to Mali around midday, and of course all the officials are somewhere else, taking their lunch break. I am inside the immigration building in Guinea when...

My route through Guinea - it's been a blast! 5

Gone Guinea

For my last couple of days in Guinea I slowly wind my way East, stopping in little towns and finding still more waterfalls. I arrive at one to find another massive hydro-station, being guarded...

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