home / diary / Mali / 22 March 2005
Five days ago, as we drove into Bamako only to be pulled over by the traffic police.  We could not produce the Mali third-party insurance so 25Euro later (which went into a pocket) we were back on the road.   The next few days flew past as we organised insurance, more visas, customs and a vehicle service.

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We stayed in a new campsite / Auberge. It's well worth staying over as jean-Bakir is very helpful in all matters and is quick to assist with any problems.

Contact details:

Jean-Bakir Bertet (jbb@afribone.net.ml)
N 12.36.145
W 07.56.121
Cell - 674 3230
Home - 220 4187
- Pass over the Ponte dei Martir (R7 until the Torre D'Afrique) - everyone will know the Torre D'Afrique.
- Turn left for 2km in direction of Segou - turn left at a small petrol station (see GPS) and drive down side road. - On the left is an open area with trucks and cars (like a garage) - directly opposite is a red gate - this is it! 
If lost or in doubt, feel free to phone him and he will come collect you. 

We organised the following visas in Bamako:

Burkina Faso - 30 200CFA - Same day service
Ghana - 12000CFA - 48Hr service 
Congo (Brazzaville) - 85 000CFA - 24Hr service - (Consulate located near the BDM bank in the town centre)

Vehicle Insurance
60 111CFA for 2 months insurance

Congo (Brazzaville) Visa


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