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Matthew Brown

"As a development aid worker I am mostly busy near Timbouctou and Gao. InterNations helped me to exchange ideas with other development agencies."

Rikke Johansen

"A friend recommended InterNations for my relocation to Mali. Glad I joined -- settling in Bamako was much easier with the help of fellow expats."

Our Network of Expatriates in Bamako Welcomes You!

Bonjour et bienvenue to our Bamako-based community of expats in West Africa! The sights, smells and sounds of Africa can be strange to begin with, but a hugely exciting experience awaits you when moving to the continent. As a new expat, solid advice from someone who has already completed the journey will be invaluable to your move. "Should I have health concerns?", "which countries do expats in Bamako hail from?", and "can you advise on the best mobile phone provider?" are questions that you might want to pose. InterNations connects you with the best-placed members to answer, those who've wondered the same things prior to their own move to Bamako.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you move to another city or go on a business trip somewhere — our communities are there to make you feel at home wherever you are in the world. Feel free to also check out our other vibrant InterNations Communities like the ones in Dubai or Hong Kong.

Join Our Exciting Events in Bamako

Attend our monthly events and activities for Bamako expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

Find More Information in Our Bamako Expat Guides

  • Moving to Bamako

    No matter where you're coming from, moving to Bamako will be a culture shock. The city is hot and humid; poor but busy; and diverse but traditional. Expats who move to Bamako will either love it or hate it, but give it a chance and it will stay in your heart forever. Find out more with the InterNations Expat Guide!
  • Living in Bamako

    Bamako is full of surprises, from its rich cultural heritage to the colorful clothing and multi-colored woven rugs. It is a poor city, but rich in character and there is a solid network of expats already living in Bamako. Find out more with the InterNations Expat Guide!
  • Working in Bamako

    Mali is in general a poor country and Bamako does not have a very strong economy making it hard for expats to find a job in Bamako. There are some tricks, however, to successfully entering the local job market and to make the most of it. Check out the InterNations Expat Guide for more information!

Exchange Tips about living in Bamako

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Bamako expat forums.

Start Your New Life as an Expat in Bamako

Bamako is the capital of Mali, a large country in the heart of West Africa. Lying on the Niger River, Bamako is a center for commercial fishing, and the seventh largest city in the region. While Bamako is basic in terms of its amenities, expats enjoy the relatively cheap cost of living, and can always visit the noted Broadway restaurant for Western-style food, including hamburgers, burritos and milkshakes. Many expats work for international organizations and agencies. Healthcare is considered to be below Western standards; however, a well-respected international school exists. The American International School of Bamako is open for children aged 2–18.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Shanghai or Singapore, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Your Network for Expats in Bamako

Landlocked in the middle of the African continent, Bamako can seem a long way from home for those that have never lived abroad before. However, the community typically becomes stronger in places where the personal support network is smaller, and rest assured there are many fellow expats living in Africa that would be happy to answer your questions and make you feel welcome. Our policy of respectful and polite conduct extends to all parts of the network, and we are happy to invite you to become part of the InterNations expat community, a safe and secure platform where you can network and socialize, both online as well as offline at events in Bamako.

Matthew Brown

"As a development aid worker I am mostly busy near Timbouctou and Gao. InterNations helped me to exchange ideas with other development agencies."

Rikke Johansen

"A friend recommended InterNations for my relocation to Mali. Glad I joined -- settling in Bamako was much easier with the help of fellow expats."

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