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Buses leave Gao for Bamako two-three times per day. Buses also travel to Niamey several times per week, but the road to the border is still unfinished.

Revision as of 15:06, 11 July 2007

Gao is a small city of 65.000 inhabitants located in the Gao region of Mali.

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Understand

The city was founded in the 7th century as a trading post, but it was during the the 15th and 16th that the city flourished and its height was the center of the Songhai Empire.

Get in

By plane

Gao has an international airport, and Point Afrique offers flights to Paris and Marseille as well as other cities along the Niger.

By boat

A ferry service links Gao to other cities on the Niger, such as Timbuktu.

By road

Gao is connected to Bamako by a paved highway and can be reached in a private car or by bus. Buses also travel to Niamey several times per week, but the road to the border is still unfinished.

Get around

See

  • the 14th century Gao Mosque
  • Askia Tomb. Constructed in 1495
  • Sahel Museum
  • Traditional markets.
  • La Dune Rose A giant sand dune across the river from Gao, named for its glowing pink color at sunrise and sunset.

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Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

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Buses leave Gao for Bamako two-three times per day. Buses also travel to Niamey several times per week, but the road to the border is still unfinished.

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