Gao is a small city of 38.000 inhabitants located in the Gao region of Mali.
The city was founded in the 7th century 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.
Point Afrique offers cheap flights from Paris or Marseille to Gao. The airport also has connections to other cities along the Niger.
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- the 14th century Gao Mosque
- Askia Tomb, constructed in 1495
- Sahel museum
- markets, like La Dune Rose